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Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southern California

Fine Gardening – Issue 179
1. ‘Blush’ Leucadendron Name: Leucadendron salignum ‘Blush’ Zones: 9–11 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil I am a leucadendron fanatic, and ‘Blush’ is one of my all-time favorites. This plant has great red color in its foliage, striking winter blooms, and low water needs. Its foliage or flowers can be used for cut-flower arrangements. Australian plants are notorious for struggling with high-phosphorus soils, so this plant does best with limited fertilizer in acidic soil that has good drainage. With its bright color and vertical architectural form, ‘Blush’ makes a great showpiece or highlight in a garden. 2. California Hedge Nettle Name: Stachys bullata Zones: 7–10 Size: 2 to 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, well-drained soil I am testing out this California native at Descanso Gardens in our new wildlife landscape. This gentle spreader is easily…

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