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  • Ideal Water Conditions : Moderate Water

Plants which require moderate to ample watering. They require a deep soaking once every 2 weeks. Also watch for plant stress signs such as wilting during hot and dry periods. If you see signs of stress then give the plant a deep soaking.

Aquilegia caerulea 'Music Series Blue and White'

Common Name: Music Series Blue and White Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Blue and White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Plant to attract hummingbirds. This plant has dark green foliage and large conspicuous flowers.


Garden Notes: Great plants for part shade, protect from harsh SW winds. Blooms following spring. Not long lived, but good mix of colors. Give regular light feedings . Check for and wash off aphids with soap water.

Aquilegia caerulea 'McKana Giant'

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Common Name: McKana Giant Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Blend of all different colors
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Great plants for part shade, protect from harsh SW winds. Blooms following spring. Not long lived, but good mix of colors.


Garden Notes: Plan to replace every three years. Give regular light feedings. Check for and wash off aphids with soap water.

Andropogon gerardii 'Big Bluestem'

Common Name: Big Bluestem
Bloom Season: Fall to Winter
Bloom Color: Purplish-Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3'-6'
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

One of the major grasses of the True Tallgrass Prairies. Drought tolerant but prefers extra moisture. Clump former, does not spread.


Garden Notes: Coarse grass, best in native setting, cut dried stems to base early spring. Divide clump when center begins dieing out.May be aggressive in the long run in pastures.

Amorpha fruiticosa

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Common Name: Indigo Bush
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 72"
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Deciduous 6-8 ft shrub. Purple flowers, Butterflies. Purported to be a larval host plant for the Orange Sulphur butterfly.


Garden Notes: Native to PH- sandy soils along streams. I have had it for six years and have not had a volunteer on my clay soil. Rapid seed spread along waters edge. Little to no seed spread in drier growing conditions. Easy to grow in yard settings.

Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset'

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Common Name: Apache Sunset Licorice Mint
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Long blooming midsummer to fall a lean plant. Licorice scented. Attracts hummingbirds.


Garden Notes: Requires well-drained soil.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Navajo Sunset'

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Common Name: Navajo Sunset
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 28"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Aromatic, clear light orange- silvery leaved Southwest Native. A larger, more open, airy plant than many others.


Garden Notes: A good plant for a classic southwest xeriscape look. Nice summer blooms.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

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Common Name: Apricot Sprite
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 14"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Compact form, bushy, branching plant. Aromatic silver-green foliage, durable. Prefers good drainage. Soft orange flowers all summer.


Garden Notes: A great plant, nice summer blooms, unique color. Somewhat short lived for me, but worth planting every few years.