- Waterwise Gardening | David Salman
New and Tried & True Plant Combinations #2
Our Spring 2018 plant sale events are in full swing and we're offering 100's of amazing new and tried & true perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, cacti and succulents. We're be showcasing interesting plant combinations you can use as inspiration designing a small space or an entire garden.
Are you looking to add drought tolerant and long blooming perennials to your garden? Take a look at this combination of Penstemon virens, Salvia Raspberry Delight® and Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane'. We suggest planting Penstemon virens around the taller Salvia and Guara to make a lovely skirt. This xeric trio will also attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
New for 2018!
Penstemon virens is a small growing species and is native to the open Ponderosa forests and foothills of eastern CO and WY and well suited to northern New mexico gardens. The dainty spikes of blue, lavender-throated flowers are held over evergreen rosettes of dark green foliage and are a delight in the late spring garden. Most effective in groups of three or more. Plant in lean, well-drained soil. 8" tall x 8-10" wide.
Tried and True and a David Salman plant introduction!
Salvia Raspberry Delight®
During the spring and summer of 1998, I spent a lot of time evaluating a very large group of Salvia plants grown from seed I had collected the previous year. Finally, I spotted a single plant that stood out head and shoulders above all the rest; 'Raspberry Delight' had been found! This stunning ever-blooming hybrid has a profusion of deeply-colored, raspberry-red flowers held well above its long, arching branches. The foliage is deep green and has a sweet herbal fragrance when brushed. Garden trials have shown it to be a fast, vigorous grower with excellent heat tolerance and cold hardiness. 36" tall x 36" wide
Tried and True perennial for 2018
Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane' is an improved selection of our native Apple Blossom Grass that blooms all summer, with a flurry of pink-edged white flowers held above the foliage on tall, wiry stems. Rosyjane Apple Blossom Grass (also known as Rosyjane Beeblossom) is reliably perennial when planted in a fast draining soil in full, hot sun. You'll appreciate its unusual coloration and long-blooming nature. It also makes an outstanding container plant.