Common name: Basket of Gold
Botanical name: Alyssum saxatile
Use as a foreground plant in borders, in rock gardens, and atop walls. This plant is generally hardy but may be killed in extremely cold winters. Dense clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers cover the plant in spring and early summer.
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.
Common name: Blue Star Creeper
Botanical name: Laurentia fluviatilis
Laurentia fluviatilis has bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4 in. leaves. In late spring and summer, these form a backdrop for equally tiny, star-shaped pale blue flowers.
Common name: Butterfly Iris
Botanical name: Dietes vegeta
This clumping evergreen iris bears tall, narrow leaves to 30" tall and white flowers marked purple in the center on stalks to 3' tall. This variety has stiffer, darker foiliage than the bicolor form. It requires sun to part shade with little or no summer watering when established. -Monterey Bay Nursery
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