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Narrow Strip Xeriscape Plans

The Rainbow's End Plan

Note: Use the PDF version of the map for printing. Designed by Marcia Tatroe, registered landscape architect.  

Code Quantity Common Names

Botanical

A 3 Lavender cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
B 1 Winecup (Callirhoe involucrata)
C 2 Partridge feather (Tanacetum densum)
D 4 Sulfur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum)
E 5 Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis)
F 3 Bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia)
G 4 Paperflower (Zinnia grandiflora)
H 5 Hens and chicks (Sempervivum sp.)
I 3 Yellow hardy iceplant (Delosperma nubigenum)
J 2 Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)
* optional Blue fescue (Festuca ovina glauca)

The Straight and Narrow Plan

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Code Quantity Common Names Botanical
A 2 New Mexican privet* † (Forestiera neomexicana)
B 8 Creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)
  8 -or- selfheal (Prunella grandiflora)
C 5 Winter fat* (Ceratoides lanata)
D 1 Leadplant* (Amorpha canescens)
E 3 Western virgin’s bower (Clematis ligusticifolia)
  3 -or- Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
  3 -or- silver lace vine (Polygonum aubertii)
F 7 Ozark sundrop (Oenothera missouriensis)
G 10 Woadwaxen (Genista tinctoria)
H 2 Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
  2 -or- switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
I 28 Winecup (Callirhoe involucrata)

*Plants A, C and D will require periodic pruning to stay within the 2-foot boundary.

†Plant A is pruned as a small tree.

77 Sunset Plan

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Code Quantity Common Names Botanical
A 7 Annual mallow (Lavatera trimestris)
B 6 Blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens)
C 2 Fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens)
D 17 Faassen’s catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)
E 1 Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa)
F 4 Prairie sagewort (Artemisia ludoviciana)
G 33 Sulfur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum)
H 11 Creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)
I 2 Gambel oak* (Quercus gambelii)
  2 -or- New Mexican privet (Forestiera neomexicana)

*Plants are pruned as small trees. Plants are bushes if not pruned.

Go Native Plan

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Code Quantity Common Names Botanical
A 4 Leadplant (Amorpha canescens)
B 14 Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)
C 24 Sulfur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum)
D 14 Blue mist penstemon (Penstemon virens)
E   Blue grama grass* (Bouteloua gracilis)
F   Pussytoes†
and flagstones
(Antennaria rosea)

*Seed May through July.

†Enough to fill space between stones.

When Sunny Plan

Note: Use PDF version for printing. Designed by Marcia Tatroe, registered landscape architect 

Code Quantity Common Names Botanical
A 1 (optional) Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria millefolium)
B 3 Sea holly (Eryngium planum)
C 2 Moonshine yarrow (Achillea x “Moonshine”)
D 3 Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus)
E 3 Blue flax (Linum perenne)
F 3 Pink iceplant (Delosperma cooperi)
G 2 Blue wooly speedwell (Veronica pectinata)
H 2 Double bubble mint (Agastache cana)
I 2 Bladderpod (Alyssoides utriculata)
J 3 Dotted gayfeather (Liatris punctata)
K 4 Atlas daisy (Anacyclus depressus)
  5 -or- Blue fescue (Festuca ovina glauca)