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Amazing Red Flax
Queen Palm
Windmill Palm, Hemp Palm
Australian-Dracaena
Amazing Red Flax

Common name:Amazing Red Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Amazing Red'

Phormium 'Amazing Red' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1-2 in. blossoms in red.

Queen Palm

Common name:Queen Palm
Botanical name:Syagrus romanzoffianum

This palm has a very straight trunk to about 50' in height. It has arching, feathery, bright green glossy leaves that can be 10- 15' long. It is fragile in heavy winds and a fast grower. It will become damaged in temperature below 24 degrees F.

Windmill Palm, Hemp Palm

Common name:Windmill Palm, Hemp Palm
Botanical name:Trachycarpus fortunei

This easy-to-grow palm of medium height will mature to a size of 30', and its slender trunk is covered with dense, heavy fiber topped with a crown of rich green, fan-shaped leaves.

Australian-Dracaena

Common name:Australian-Dracaena
Botanical name:Cordyline australis

Cordyline australis is a evergreen shrub that grows 12' to 30' tall and 10' to 15' wide with sword-like leaves. It likes full sun, and is very tolerant of heat and drought. It will live in any type of soil that is well drained. Cut back to develop multiple trunks.

Designer: Saucy Design

Italian Villa Entry

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

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

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.