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Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst
Angelita Daisy
Brittlebush
Evergreen Elm
Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst

Common name: Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst
Botanical name: Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst'

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they need very little supplemental water. All varieties are susceptible to fost damage. The 'Barbara Karst" variety blooms bright red in full sun; more crimson if in shade. It blooms early and long. It is a good bloomer in the low desert.

Angelita Daisy

Common name: Angelita Daisy
Botanical name: Tetraneuris acaulis

A small, dense perennial growing quickly to 1' x 1' round clumps. Golden yellow 1" daisylike flowers appear year-round, heaviest in spring. Prefers full sun, but accepts partial shade. Colorful and persistent. Great for small spaces. Native to the southwestern U.S.

Brittlebush

Common name: Brittlebush
Botanical name: Encelia farinosa

Silvery gray mounding shrub grows to 3' x 4'. Yellow daisylike flowers appear winter to spring. Short lived individual plants but will reseed easily. Good for naturalistic landscapes. Rapid growth following rain. Overgrown and fragile if overwatered. Seeds attract birds. Native to Sonoran & Mojave deserts.

Evergreen Elm

Common name: Evergreen Elm
Botanical name: Ulmus parvifolia

Semievergreen tree will grow about 35' x 35' with an umbrellalike canopy. It has leathery, dark green leaves and nonshowy green flowers in the spring. Will drop its leaves breifly in the winter. Accepts lawn conditions. Attractive bark. Native to China.

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Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.