(Sundew Poppy, Tufted Poppy)
Sundew poppy is a California native annual that is well-adapted to garden and container use. Scented lemon-yellow cup-shaped flowers rise above delicate gray-green finely dissected foliage in summer.
Sundew poppy likes sun and poor, well-drained soil and withstands very dry conditions. Providing strategic watering in summer will prolong flowering but be aware that excessive moisture leads to fungal problems and numerous types of rot. If well-sited it will reseed and may return year after year.
(California Poppy, Orange King California Poppy)
California poppy is a variable species found in the grasslands of the western and southwestern United States. An annual or long-lived perennial, 'Orange King' is slightly taller growing and has strongly orange flowers above lacy blue-green or gray foliage from spring throughout fall in the hottest climates. Plants will continuously bloom if pinched back, otherwise will produce interesting seedheads that will attract hungry songbirds.
California poppy prefers full sun and average, well drained...
Closely related to the better-known Eucalyptus nicholii, this native of eastern Australia makes an excellent medium-sized street, park or shade tree. Occurring on sandy ridges and slopes over a small area of New South Wales, it typically forms a rather sparsely branched tree in the wild. In fertile garden soil it grows more rapidly and densely.
The horizontal to ascending, gray to gray-green branches bear narrow drooping gray-green leaves that smell of peppermint when bruised. Cut...
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(Argyle Apple, Silver Dollar Tree)
A tidy small tree with handsome evergreen foliage, this well known eucalyptus from eastern Australia is ideal for arid regions where water conservation is paramount. Denser and more compact than most of its eucalypt kin, it is prized for its round silver-gray juvenile leaves. The foliage and stems are coated with a white bloom which gives them an ashen, ghostly appearance. The leaves emit a pleasing fragrance when bruised. Older specimens may produce long lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are insignificant....