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Variety Garden on the Parking Strip
Munstead Dwarf Lavender
Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Carnival Lantana
Blue Star Creeper, Isotoma
Munstead Dwarf Lavender

Common name: Munstead Dwarf Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

While this hybrid is half the size of the standard angustifolia, it flowers early and has a more intense flower color than most of the species. Its foliage and flowers are good for sachets. This is a perfect choice for smaller scale situations. It is drought tolerant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes bicolor

This clumping perennial Iris relative stands 3'-4' high. It has light yellow, iris-like flowers with maroon blotches that are about 2" wide. It performs best in full sun and in soil with good drainage.

Carnival Lantana

Common name: Carnival Lantana
Botanical name: Lantana hybrids

Delightful accents of color in natural gardens are found with this informal shrub. It can be controlled with pruning and is a reliable bloomer intermittently throughout the year, benefitting from infrequent, deep waterings and a little pruning.

Blue Star Creeper, Isotoma

Common name: Blue Star Creeper, Isotoma
Botanical name: Pratia pedunculata

Pratia pedunculata has bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4" leaves. In late spring and summer, these form a backdrop for equally tiny, star-shaped pale blue flowers.

Designer: Marilee Kuhlmann

Variety Garden on the Parking Strip

Photographer: GardenSoft