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Agapanthus 'Ed Carman' Photo: Sequim Rare Plants

Agapanthus ‘Ed Carman’ (Sean Hogan)

Strap-like leaves to 24-28 inches tall are green with golden-yellow to creamy white variegation. Huge trusses of pure white flowers stand above the foliage in mid to late summer. Best in sun with summer water. Deciduous by frost hardy USDA zone 8 and possibly into zone 7 mulched for winter protection. A Cistus Nursery introduction. Sequim Rare Plants

 

Epilobium canum (syn.Zauschneria californica) 'Ed Carman' Photo: Su crest Nurseries Inc.

Epilobium canum (syn. Zauschneria californica) ‘Ed Carman’ (Allan Robinson)

This California fuchsia forms a dense, spreading mat with erect stems to 18 inches of narrow bright grey leaves. Vivid orange-red tubular flowers are abundant in summer and fall and attract hummingbirds. Occasional watering will extend the bloom season and abundance of blooms. As now conceived, Epilobium canum includes what were formerly known as Zauschneria californica, of northern California, and Z. cana, of the south. Sun...

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