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Garden of the Red House
Trailing Lantana
Medicinal Aloe
Octopus Agave
Trailing Lantana

Common name: Trailing Lantana
Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis

Evergreen ground cover grows quickly to 2' x 3'. Leaves are medium green and flowers are lavender to white. Blooms year-round in frost free weather. Excellent for spilling over walls or down banks. Full sun. Very attractive to butterflies. Native of South America.

Medicinal Aloe

Common name: Medicinal Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe vera

This clumping succulent will grow quickly to 2' x 5'. lt has gray-green fleshy leaves with soft tips. Yellow flowers appear on stalks in spring and attract hummingbirds. It is a prolific and tough aloe. Accepts full sun or partial shade.

Octopus Agave

Common name: Octopus Agave
Botanical name: Agave vilmoriniana

Agave with open rosette grows quickly to 4' x 5'. Arching twisted leaves give it its name. Leaves are light green with smooth margins and soft terminal spines. Good for high traffic areas. Accepts full sun or partial shade. After many years flower stalk will appear with yellow flowers in the spring. Like all agaves it will die after flowering, but it does produce many bulbils that can be transplanted. Native to northwest Mexico.

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Garden of the Red House

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways.