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St. Helena Downtown Raised Planter
New Zealand Flax
Ken Taylor Rosemary
California Black Oak
Deer Grass
New Zealand Flax

Common name:New Zealand Flax
Botanical name:Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax is a large, bold plant with stiffly vertical, sword-like, green leaves that arise from its base. It should be grown under full sun for best color. Varieties will offer different growth habits and leaf color.

Ken Taylor Rosemary

Common name:Ken Taylor Rosemary
Botanical name:Rosmarinus officinalis 'Ken Taylor'

This spreading and mounding Rosemary is 2-3' high x 5-6' wide with deep blue flowers.

California Black Oak

Common name:California Black Oak
Botanical name:Quercus kelloggii

The California black oak is a deciduous tree that grows 20-60 ft. tall. It has sharply lobed leaves which turn yellow to orange in the fall. The black oak is a California native, is drought tolerant, and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

Deer Grass

Common name:Deer Grass
Botanical name:Muhlenbergia rigens

The deer grass is a warm season perennial that forms dense clumps from the base. The spike like flower stalks grow 2-3 ft. tall and this grass has striking foundation form. The deer grass is native to California, is drought tolerant, and is a beneficial insect plant. -Cornflower Farms

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St. Helena Downtown Raised Planter

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.