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Native Plant Spotlight: Heuchera (Coral bells)

  Heuchera (HEW-ker-ah), are a genus of native North American perennials. Although there are over 50 species, the common name, coral bells, is traced to the familiar red flowers of species Heuchera sanguinea. Alumroot is another common name, referring to roots'...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Lantana

Lantana earns a top spot on our list of low-maintenance ornamental flowers. An abundance of colorful blossoms attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Heat tolerance is significant -- as a matter of fact, the hotter it is, the more prolifically they bloom! Low water...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Tecoma (Esperanza)

Tecoma (Esperanza) is commonly known as trumpet flower or trumpetbush. The generic name is derived from the Aztec word tecomaxochitl, a descriptor of plants with tubular flowers. Tecoma hybrids find versatile use in many present-day California gardens. The showy...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Hesperaloe parviflora (Red yucca)

Hesperaloe parviflora   Hesperaloe parviflora is native to southwestern Texas and the Chihuahuan desert of northern Mexico, making it a sure win for drought-tolerant landscaping in the sunny Bay area. Also known as red yucca, hummingbird yucca, redflower false...

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