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Common Thrift
Society Garlic
Lamb's Ears
Prostrate Rosemary
Santa Barbara Daisy
Common Thrift

Common name: Common Thrift
Botanical name: Armeria maritima

This clumping, grass-like perennial is native to many areas, including coastal California. Its flowers range from deep rose pink through white. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Society Garlic

Common name: Society Garlic
Botanical name: Tulbaghia violacea

This clumping perennial will grow less than 1' tall and has narrow, blue-green leaves. Clusters of lavender flowers bloom in spring and summer. Leaves and flowers have a distinct onion or garlic smell if crushed.

Lamb's Ears

Common name: Lamb's Ears
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

This variety of Lamb's Ears does not produce significant flowers. It is grown for the beautiful and soft silver grey foliage.

Prostrate Rosemary

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

The 'Prostratus' grows to a height of 2'-3' with a spread to 8'. Its flowers are pale, lavender-blue in color, and the leaves are needle-like with a dark, blue-green color. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.

Santa Barbara Daisy

Common name: Santa Barbara Daisy
Botanical name: Erigeron karvinskianus

This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens.

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