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Allium tuberosum
  • Common name: Garlic Chives
  • Zone: 4
  • Exposure: Sun/part shade
  • Height x Width: 12" x 12"
  • Native to: Asia

This edible onion is also a stunning landscape plant. Late flowers feed pollinators. Spreads gradually to make clumps. Firewise.

Chilopsis linearis
  • Common name: Desert Willow
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 10-15 feet tall
  • Native to: Southwest US

Desert Willow is a small tree with willow-like leaves and gorgeous iris-like flowers in mid-late summer. Attracts Hummingbirds! Tolerates clay. More information here.

Datura sp.
  • Common name: Moon Flower, Jimson Weed
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 2' x 2'
  • Native to: Western US

Incredibly big white trumpet-like flowers in summer followed by large, ornamental seed pods. Needs no water once established. Do not eat!

Epilobium canum
  • Common name: Hummingbird Trumpet
  • Zone: 4
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 12 in. & sprawling
  • Native to: Idaho

The red tubular flowers are a magnet for Hummers in the late summer and early autumn, as these tiny birds prepare for their annual migration. Adaptable to many soil types and low water, Hummingbird Trumpet provides a spectacular splash of color in the late season garden.

Eriogonum kennedyi
  • Common name: Kennedy's Buckwheat
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 1" & spreading
  • Native to: CA

Dense, flat clusters of tiny, woolly, gray-green leaves sending up spikes of airy white flowers in late summer. This gorgeous little Buckwheat is native to the Sierra and Western Great Basin of California. Lovely in a rock garden.

Eriogonum strictum ‘Leslie Gulch’
  • Common name: Leslie Gulch Strict Buckwheat
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 18" x 24"
  • Native to: Eastern Oregon

This beautiful form of Strict Buckwheat was found in Leslie Gulch, E. Oregon. It blooms in mid-summer with a big spray of tiny white flowers over and attractive mound of sage green basal leaves.

Gaura lindheimeri
  • Common name: Gaura
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 4 ft. x 4 ft.
  • Native to: Texas

Gaura has long graceful spikes of pinkish or white blooms float on the breeze from mid-summer to fall. Long-blooming, dramatic, easy.

Saponaria x lempbergii
  • Common name: Giant Soapwort
  • Zone: 4
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 5" and sprawling
  • Native to: Mediterranean

Late blooming, vigorous groundcover with large light purple flowers. Large-scale groundcover. Firewise.