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Female Praying Statue
New Zealand Flax
Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm
Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Ground Cover Myoporum
Glossy Ternstroemia
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.

Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm

Common name: Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm
Botanical name: Phoenix roebelenii

This tree will grow to about 10' tall and has dark green, spiny petiole foliage. It does well in full sun to heavy shade; it likes moderate to heavy irrigation, but can take periods of dryness.

Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes bicolor

This clumping perennial Iris relative stands 3'-4' high. It has light yellow, iris-like flowers with maroon blotches that are about 2" wide. It performs best in full sun and in soil with good drainage.

Ground Cover Myoporum

Common name: Ground Cover Myoporum
Botanical name: Myoporum parvifolium

This great groundcover will grow 9" high and 9' wide and does well in partial or full sun with moderate watering. It produces delicate white flowers that bloom in summer and are surrounded by tiny, bright green leaves.

Glossy Ternstroemia

Common name: Glossy Ternstroemia
Botanical name: Ternstroemia gymnanthera

This elegant evergreen shrub of medium height with dark green to bronze leaves is highly valued for its glossy, polished appearance. For proper growth, the plant should receive shade.

Designer: Nina and Mike Mays

Female Praying Statue

Photographer: GardenSoft