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Trailing Rosemary
Big Bend Yucca
Trailing Rosemary

Common name: Trailing Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

This horticultral selection grows at a moderate rate to 2' x 4'. Flowers are blue in color, and appear winter to spring. The the leaves dark green, and highly aromatic. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.

Big Bend Yucca

Common name: Big Bend Yucca
Botanical name: Yucca rostrata

One of the most attractive tree yuccas. Grows slowly to about 10' tall. Blue leaves are up to 2' long and have a sharp terminal spine. Old leaves persist on the plant and provide sun protection. It has a spectacular summer display of cream white flowers. Prefers full sun or very light shade and rocky well drained soil. Native to the Chihuahuan desert.

Designer: Margaret Joplin

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Photographer: Margaret Joplin

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.