Pictured in the lower forefront of the photograph is the Cut-leaf Daisy (Erigeron compositus) which
opens to a beautiful, showy pale lavender flower that's pleasing to the eye and attractive to butterflies and honey bees. The plant grows from montane to alpine elevations throughout the American West. It requires an average soil and an average amount of water for our area, less being better than more, but regular watering is best. For a perennial ground cover plan, the Cut-leaf Daisy is low growing and will reseed itself from year to year, becoming dependable as a soft texture for rock gardens and other sunny spaces.
The upper flower in the photograph is the Phlox douglasii, a dependable perennial groundcover found in the same northwestern zones as the Cut-leaf Daisy. The Phlox grows in mats and, once established, takes little to no maintenance. Drought-tolerant and a good choice for xeric landscaping, this Phlox, like the Cut-leaf Daisy, adds color to rock gardens and open sunny places this time of year.
Both flowers are in bloom right now, and we have both in stock. For your gardening pleasure, we are offering a 20% discount on the Cut-leaf Daisy while supplies last.
Don't forget to come celebrate the Wind and Earth Day at the Washoe City nursery TODAY, April 23, between noon and 2 pm. Find out more.