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Plant of the Month

April - Star "Drift" Carpet Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa Hybrida 'Drift' 

Common Name: Drift Rose

Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun

 

Water Requirements: Somewhat drought tolerant

Best Initial Size to Plant: 1 or 2 gal.

Mature Plant Size: 24” wide x 24" deep x 15"-18" tall

Flowering Period: April-October

 

Pruning Needs: Significantly cut back in the fall. Deadhead to increase blooms somewhat self-deadheading.

 

Other Issues: None

Notes: By far the easiest carpet rose to control. Compact with very dense growth, exceptional bloom production. A great plant for smaller borders. Has some nasty thorns which make it a great anti-doggy bomb plant.

February - Proven Winners Lo & Behold ‘Blue Chip’ Buddleia

Botanical Name: Buddleia ‘Blue Chip’

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

 

Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun

 

Water Requirements: Medium

Best Initial Size to Plant: 1 gal.

 

Mature Plant Size: 30” wide x 30" deep x 30" tall

 

Flowering Period: May-November

 

Pruning Needs: Light tipping in the fall. Deadhead to increase blooms.

 

Other Issues: Attracts butterflies and humming birds

March - Proven Winners Sweet Caroline "Raven" Ipomoea batatas

Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas ‘raven’

 

Common Name: Crawling Sweet Potato Vine

 

Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun to Light Part Shade

 

Water Requirements: Medium

Best Initial Size to Plant: 1 gal.

 

Mature Plant Size: 15” wide x 15" deep x 9" tall

 

Flowering Period: None

 

Pruning Needs: Trim if getting invasive.

 

Other Issues: Will die back in hard winters

April - Kniphofia uvaria ‘popsicle’

Botanical Name: Kniphofia uvaria ‘popsicle’

 

Common Name: Red Hot Poker

 

Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun

 

Water Requirements: Medium

Best Initial Size to Plant: 1 gal.

 

Mature Plant Size: 18” wide x 18" deep x 12" tall

 

Flowering Period: May-October

Pruning Needs: Significantly cut back in the fall. Deadhead to increase blooms.

 

Other Issues: None

Botanical Name: Acacia Cognata 'Cousin Itt' 

 

Common Name: River Wattle/ Cousin Itt Plant

 

Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun

 

Water Requirements: Somewhat drought tolerant

Best Initial Size to Plant: 1 or 2 gal.

 

Mature Plant Size: 36” wide x 36" deep x 36 tall

 

Flowering Period: March-April (flower not worth talking about) 

Pruning Needs: Very light pruning in the fall. 

 

Other Issues: None

 

Notes: This is one of the few times a photo is not at one of my sites. This is in a commercial area of Burlingame. They have been there for three and they look really great considering the abuse from the foot traffic and the questionable care they get from the city. By the way the flowering crimson in the background is Anigozanthos Hybrida (Kangaroo Paw)

May- Cousin Itt Acacia