Shasta View South West
|Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Moderate-growing, clumping, perennial ornamental grass to 2-3’ tall and wide. This attractive dwarf variety forms a soft mound of narrow, gracefully-arching, medium-green leaves accented with fluffy, buff-colored flower plumes that rise above the foliage late-summer into fall. Adding further appeal are the warm, golden-toned foliage colors that appear in the cool of fall. Ideal for applications where a full-sized fountain grass might be overpowering, this attractive dwarf variety is well-suited as an accent or texture contrast to broadleaf shrubs and perennials, and is a great choice for planting in mass for medians or drifts. Prune to 4-6” in early-spring to encourage a strong flush of fresh new spring foliage. Prefers a well-drained soil, and while this variety can survive with light watering once established, a more robust-looking plant is achieved with moderate regular watering. Thrives in a full to partial sun exposure. Deer resistant. USDA Zone: 5A-9B Sunset Zone: 2B-24||1|
|Salvia greggii ‘Salmon’ Fast-growing evergreen perennial with an upright growth-habit to 2-3’ tall and wide. This popular heat-tolerant variety is prized for its long-blooming flower display and water-thrifty nature. Narrow, glossy, aromatic bright-green foliage is accented with a profusion of showy, salmon-colored flowers that appear at the branch tips throughout summer and well into fall. A favorite for hummingbirds and bees. Well suited in mixed beds, borders, wildflower or native gardens, or as a colorful slope or hillside planting. Also makes a great container specimen. Performs best in fast-draining soil in a full to partial sun exposure and while this variety requires little water once established, a more lush-looking specimen is achieved with light regular watering. USDA Zone: 7A-9B Sunset Zone: 8-24||1|
Myoporum ‘Putah Creek’
Myoporum parvifolium 'Putah Creek' is an evergreen groundcover that grows about 1 foot high and spreads as wide as 8 feet. Sometimes called Creeping Myoporum it is fast growing with small bright green leaves that grow close to the stem. 'Putah Creek' bears small white flowers in the summer. It is planted in full sun but can tolerate light shade. Irrigation requirements are regular to occasional. 'Putah Creek' is considered a hybrid. The leaves are slightly larger than a typical myoporum parvifolium and it grows slightly taller.Myoporum parvifolium 'Putah Creek' is drought tolerant once it is established. It looks strong but cannot take foot traffic. Myoporum parvifolium is a great shrub for erosion control and will often be seen in seaside plantings.