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Tussock Sedge
Copper King Gazania
Purple Fountain Grass
Joan Senior Daylily
Tussock Sedge

Common name:Tussock Sedge
Botanical name:Carex stricta

Tussock Sedge is an evergreen perennial that reaches 2' tall bearing very narrow, coppery brown leaves splitting to hair-like threads at their tips, which continue to grow to 4'-8' in length. This plant should be grown in sun with little or no summer watering.

Copper King Gazania

Common name:Copper King Gazania
Botanical name:Gazania 'Copper King'

This perennial ground cover will grow 6"-10" tall and has soft, grayish green foliage with yellow orange flowers that bloom April through September.

Purple Fountain Grass

Common name:Purple Fountain Grass
Botanical name:Pennisetum 'Rubrum'

This grass will reach 6' high and has deciduous, purplish red leaves with clusters of purple flowers that appear in summer and fall. Tall grasses are highly combustible.

Joan Senior Daylily

Common name:Joan Senior Daylily
Botanical name:Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior'

This strap-leafed perennial is enjoyed for its enduring flowers and hearty constitution. It has dark green leaves that protrude from the base and lovely lily-like flowers that burst forward from long stems. 'Joan Senior' has creamy white flowers that are greenish at the throat.

Designer: Gabrielle Newmark

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Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.