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Photo unavailable MAMMILLARIA elongata
Ladyfingers Cactus

A very cool cactus native to Mexico. Small, ground cover cactus that bears about 16-24 steams per spread. Dense clusters with bright green erect stems with woolly, spiked areoles that are golden. Each stem grows up to 6" long. Bloom color: white, light yellow, or soft pink. Blooms in spiring. USDA: Z 9-11.

Photo unavailable MAMMILLARIA elongata
Ladyfingers Cactus

A very cool cactus native to Mexico. Small, ground cover cactus that bears about 16-24 steams per spread. Dense clusters with bright green erect stems with woolly, spiked areoles that are golden. Each stem grows up to 6" long. Bloom color: white, light yellow, or soft pink. Blooms in spiring. USDA: Z 9-11.

Photo unavailable MANDEVILLA x 'Sun Parasol Cream Pink' (syn. 'Sunparapibra')
Mandevilla

Perennial: Evergreen in frost-free areas. A vigorous tropical climber that produces abundant clusters of 2-3 inch creamy pink flowers. Dark glossy green leaves with excellent disease resistance. Great for containers, balconies, hanging baskets, beds and borders. Bloom time: late spring-fall. Compact, upright and branching growth habit. Height: 12-24 inches. Width: 24-36 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z10. (PP #19,649)

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Bloodspot'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Drought tolerant. A gorgeous hybrid of Japanese origin. Forms an upright, compact rosette. Grey-green leaves are dashed w/spots of cranberry & edged w/maroon. Lime green tubular flowers are displayed atop tall spikes. Perfect for smaller gardens, this slow grower rarely produces offsets. Attractive in rock gardens or combined w/other succulents. Elegant choice for containers. Ht.: 12" (6' w/flower) Width: 15". Exp.: full sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Macho Mocha'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A slow-growing succulent that forms a rosette. Thick, fleshy blue-green lvs are thickly covered w/reddish-brown spots, especially towards the tips. A reddish flower spike topped by creamy-white flowers rises from the center, at which time new plants emerge from below the rosette. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring. Size: 2-3' (8' w/flower) x 4-6'. Exp.: full sun/part shade. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Purple Passion'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Drought and deer tolerant. Has long, fleshy, waxy leaves with reddish to eggplant hues-the color is more intense with more sun it has. The waxiness gives it a silvery appearance. Attractive in dry gardens, rock gardens, borders, containers, and combined with other succulents. Bloom time: infrequent. Forms a beautiful wide and flared rosette. Height: 18 inches. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MIRABILIS jalapa 'Limelight'
Limelight Four O'Clocks

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Chartreuse foliage takes center stage until the neon pink flowers appear, creating quite a stunning color combination! Fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers open in late afternoon and stay colorful until daybreak. Sweet, orange-blossom scent. Good bed, border and cottage garden plant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 2-3'. Width: 2'. Attracts bees and butterflies. Exposure: full sun.

Photo unavailable MONARDA didyma 'Balmy Purple'
Beebalm

Perennial Herb: Deer & rabbit resistant. Aromatic leaves. Large, showy whorls of vibrant purple tubular flowers that attract bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Good border or accent plant. Can use for firescapping. Does well In wet areas. Bloom time: summer. Growth: 10-12". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4-9.

MONARDA didyma 'Jacob Cline', Beebalm MONARDA didyma 'Jacob Cline'
Beebalm

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Named for the son of Georgia plantsman and garden designer Jean Cline. Aromatic leaves. Large, showy whorls of scarlet red tubular flowers that attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Good border or accent plant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: scarlet red. Growth: 36-48 inches x 18 inches. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

MONARDELLA villosa, Coyote Mint MONARDELLA villosa
Coyote Mint

Perennial Herb: California native. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Gray-green foliage smells strongly of mint, with long blooming lavender flowers June-August. Height: 2'. Spread: 2'. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z7.

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