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Garnet Penstemon
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Yew Pine
Garnet Penstemon

Common name: Garnet Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon hybrids 'Garnet'

The Border Penstemon is a showy perennial that reaches 2'-4' in height. It has reddish pink, tubular blossoms with red-striped throats on long flower spikes that bloom from spring through the fall. It is hardy to 15 degrees F. It is also drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo

Common name: Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name: Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a graceful upright shrub that grows from 3'-6' in height. It gets its name from its bamboo-like growth habit. When thinned from the center it bears a remarkable resemblance to bamboo. It is best used in groups. It can be used in a shaded patio or out in a shrub border with full sun. An interesting feature of Heavenly Bamboo is the bronze color in the new growth when planted in full sun. It also bears clusters of white flowers in the spring.

Yew Pine

Common name: Yew Pine
Botanical name: Podocarpus macrophyllus

The Podocarpus macrophyllus is a beautiful plant that forms a slender column. Its pointed leaves are dark green in color, with a length of 4". This makes a good hedge, screen, or single specimen plant.

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Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.