Plant Name: Gaillardia aristata Common Name: Gallo Peach Blanket Flower Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial Height: 12-16 inches Spread: 12-16 inches Bloom Time: Spring to late summer Flower Color: Yellow with peachy gold blush, Yellow-orange center. Exposure: Full Sun Soil Requirements: Best in poor sandy soil, does not like clay soil. Water Needs: Water well until established, then water occasionally Attributes: Showy prolific flowers, Long bloomer, Drought tolerant once established, Deer resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Interesting globe seed pods Note: Clip spent flowers to encourage repeat blooms. Cut back in late summer to encourage second blooming in the fall. Divide every 2-3 years. Uses: Cut flowers, Borders, Perennial garden, Pollinator garden, Native garden, Butterfly Gardens. Native to: Patented plant USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-10
Common Name: Mountain Fleece Plant type: Herbaceous perennial Height: 3-4 feet Spread: 3-4 feet Bloom Time: June to October Flower Color: Crimson red Exposure: Full sun, Part shade (hot regions) Soil Requirements: Humus
Water Needs: Medium to wet Attributes: Showy “bottlebrush” flower, Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Tolerate deer Note: Low Maintenance Uses: Perennial border, Water Gardens Native to: China, the Himalayas and Pakistan USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7
Plant Name: Nandina domestica Common Name: Dwarf Heavenly bamboo Cultivar: Firepower Plant type: Evergreen Shrub Height: 24 inches Spread: 24 inches Bloom Time: None–Prized for lime green leaves & brilliant red fall color. Exposure: Full sun Soil Requirements: rich, humus, well drained, acid soil.
Water Needs: 1st growing season water weekly until established, more in extreme heat. Once established water deeply, but less frequent. Attributes: Vibrant Fall Color, Firewise Plant, Waterwise Plant, disease resistant, hardy. Uses: Urban Garden, Woodland Garden, Asian/Zen Garden, Borders, Containers, Mass plantings, Groundcover. Note: Firepower Nandina does not produce berries. USDA Zone: 6-11