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Cecile Brunner Rose
French Lavender
Crane's Bill
Yellow Dead Nettle
Cecile Brunner Rose

Common name:Cecile Brunner Rose
Botanical name:Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

The climbing variety of the Cecile Brunner rose has small, green leaves with pink flowers that bloom in spring and summer. It is perfect for covering an arbor. This rose is much loved for its perfectly formed tiny buds seemingly bred just for a button hole. The soft blush pink blooms are spicy in fragrance, and pale to near-white.

French Lavender

Common name:French Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula dentata

This lavender has green leaves and will grow 3' H x 5' W. It has lavender flowers that are prominent in the spring and summer months.

Crane's Bill

Common name:Crane's Bill
Botanical name:Geranium incanum

The incanum variety is grown as a trailing or mounding perennial to a size of 1' tall, spreading by underground runners to cover relatively large areas if healthy. Its foliage has a wispy, ferny texture. The dark, rosy violet flowers can appear almost all year in areas of mild climates. The plant needs good drainage, and most suffer die back in cold winters. Proper growth conditions include sun with little or no summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Yellow Dead Nettle

Common name:Yellow Dead Nettle
Botanical name:Lamium maculatum 'Aureum'

The 'Aureum' grows to a size of 6" tall, spreading by underground stolons or rooting in the stems. Its light green leaves are flushed light yellow, and in the summer produces pale pink flowers. Considering their delicate appearance, the plants are remarkably cold and drought tolerant and do not seem to be bothered much by bugs. When established in coastal gardens, the plant needs little summer watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery

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Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

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