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OENOTHERA berlandieri 'Siskiyou', Mexican Evening Primrose OENOTHERA berlandieri 'Siskiyou'
Mexican Evening Primrose

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Good border plant and ground cover. Nice for slopes and parking strips. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pink. Height: 8-18 inches. Spreads several feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

OENOTHERA berlandieri 'Twilight', Evening Primrose OENOTHERA berlandieri 'Twilight'
Evening Primrose

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Lavender-pink blooms contrast nicely against striking rich purple-bronze foliage. Good border container and ground cover plant. Nice for slopes and parking strips. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: lavender-pink w/ yellow eye. Height: 12-18". Width: 18-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5-8. USPP#17,230

Photo unavailable OMPHALODES cappadocica
Navelwort

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Good edging, woodland, ground cover & border plant. Slowly spreads by non-invasive rhizomes. Has forget-me-not like flowers in spring-summer (sometimes longer). Just darling! Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom color: bright blue. Size: 6-8" x 10". Exposure: part shade. Water: moist to moderate. USDA Z6-9.

ORBEXILUM pedunculatum, Sampson's Snakeroot, Mountain Pea ORBEXILUM pedunculatum
Sampson's Snakeroot, Mountain Pea

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Southwest United States. Spreads by short rhizomes, forms a dense mat of glossy green foliage followed by clusters of blue-purple flowers summer-fall. Good groundcover for erosion control and dry or dappled shade. Irresistible to gophers and rabbits. Attracts butterflies. Height: 6-12". Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z2

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM 'Bellissimo'
Ornamental Oregano

Subshrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. The pinkest brachts ever! A stunning new ornamental selection w/large hop-like flowers. Dried flowers can be used in arrangements. Has heart-shaped gray-green leaves. Perfect for the driest spots in your garden, requiring little water once established. Rock garden, container & border plant. Attracts butterfllies. Blms: summer-fall. Blm color: deep pink. Size: 6-8" x 18-24". Exp.: sun. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z6. PPAF

ORIGANUM 'Kent Beauty' (O. rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'), Oregano ORIGANUM 'Kent Beauty' (O. rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty')
Oregano

Subshrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Rock garden, container & border plant. Dried flowers can be used in arrangements. Has heart-shaped gray-green leaves-known for its foliage, not its flowers. Attracts butterfllies. Blooms: summer. Color: pink. Size: 8" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8. (A hybrid of O. scabrum x rotundifolium).

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM dictamnus
Crete Dittany or Dittany of Crete

Dwarf shrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Aromatic foliage with fruit in cone-like heads. Rock garden, cut flower, pot & hanging basket plant. Can use as a culinary herb but mostly used as an ornamental. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer. Color: pinkish purple. Size: 5-6" x 16". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM laevigatum 'Hopley's'
Oregano

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice rock garden, cut flower, container and border plant. Native to Turkey, Iran & Pakistan. Very showy and mild tasting. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 1 foot. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

ORIGANUM mircrophyllum x 'Dawn', ORIGANUM mircrophyllum x 'Dawn'

Believed to be a hybrid of O. mircrophyllum x O. vulgare 'Betty Rollins'. Nice mounding habit with bicolored blooms of dark purple and frosty mauve summer-fall. Attracts bees. Height: 2'. Width: 2.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

OSCULARIA deltoides (syn. LAMPRANTHUS deltoides), OSCULARIA deltoides (syn. LAMPRANTHUS deltoides)

Perennial: Evergreen. A great little shrubby succulent. Good plant for continers, to trail over a wall, to use in hanging baskets, or to use in a rock garden. Grayish-blue foliage. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 10" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry (good drainage). USDA Z8.

OSTEOSPERMUM 'Margarita Lemon', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM 'Margarita Lemon'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

The Margarita series is known for it's natural branching habit, uniformity and nice flower shape. Large 2-3" daisy-like flowers all season long on compact, mounding plants. Heat tolerant. Low maintenance. Excellent for containers or borders. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: light yellow. Height: 10-14". Width: 10". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable OSTEOSPERMUM 'Margarita Lilac'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

The Margarita series is known for it's natural branching habit, uniformity and nice flower shape. Large 2-3" daisy-like flowers all season long on compact, mounding plants. Heat tolerant. Low maintenance. Excellent for containers or borders. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: lilac purple w/blue center. Height: 10-14". Width: 10". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

OSTEOSPERMUM 'Margarita Orange Flare', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM 'Margarita Orange Flare'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

The Margarita series is known for it's natural branching habit, uniformity and nice flower shape. Large 2-3" daisy-like flowers all season long on compact, mounding plants. Heat tolerant. Low maintenance. Excellent for containers or borders. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: orange w/yellow center. Height: 10-14". Width: 10". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

OSTEOSPERMUM Bright Lights 'Berry Rose', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM Bright Lights 'Berry Rose'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Perennial: Sun loving! Daisy flowers all season on compact, mounding plants; good early spring and fall plant; low maintenance; nice fall interest; deadheading not necessary; good in containers & hanging baskets. Adds a striking shot of color to the garden all season long. Height: 8-12". Width: 8-12". Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: rose pink. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z9.

OSTEOSPERMUM Bright Lights 'Purple', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM Bright Lights 'Purple'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Perennial: Sun loving! Daisy flowers all season on compact, mounding plants; good early spring and fall plant; low maintenance; nice fall interest; deadheading not necessary; good in containers & hanging baskets. Adds a striking shot of color to the garden all season long. Height: 8-12". Width: 8-12". Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: purple. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z9.

OSTEOSPERMUM Bright Lights 'White', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM Bright Lights 'White'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Perennial: Sun loving! Daisy flowers all season on compact, mounding plants; good early spring and fall plant; low maintenance; nice fall interest; deadheading not necessary; good in containers & hanging baskets. Adds a striking shot of color to the garden all season long. Height: 8-12". Width: 8-12". Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: white. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z9.

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Astra Pink Spoon', Cape Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Astra Pink Spoon'
Cape Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: spoon-shaped soft pink petals. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit, 12-18" x 18-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Astra Purple Spoon', Cape Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Astra Purple Spoon'
Cape Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: spoon-shaped purple petals w/ blueish eye. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit, 12-18" x 18-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Blue Eye', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Blue Eye'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: bright white w/ blue eye. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit. Height: 12-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Bronze', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Bronze'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire & coast tolerant. Compact, mound forming plants that are ideal for borders, pots & hanging baskets. Attracts butterflies. Has large, pretty bronze/purple flowers with a dark center that are perfect for early season color. Well branched growth habit. Height: 12-15". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Burgundy', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Burgundy'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: magenta-purple. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit. Height: 12-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Magma', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Magma'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. This series features vibrant & colorful flowers. Lovely compact mounded growth habit, easy to grow plus early-flowering. No cooling to flower. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Blms: summer-fall. Exceptionally large flowers. Color: deep reddish-purple w/blue eye. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 12-24". Width: 24". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Pineapple', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Pineapple'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pineapple yellow w/ yellow eye. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit. Height: 12-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Pink Improved', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Pink Improved'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: soft pink. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit. Height: 12-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Purple', Cape Daisy, African Daisy OSTEOSPERMUM ecklonis 'Ostica Purple'
Cape Daisy, African Daisy

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought, deer & coast tolerant. Good border, container & hanging basket plant. Flowers open in full sun & close at night. Blooming is reduced during summer heat. Blooms: spring-fall. Bloom color: purple. Attracts butterflies. Mounded growth habit. Height: 12-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

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