Sunday, March 20, 2011

List of Plants for a Slope, Part 2

Here are the plants I like to use when designing a slope.  Some of these plants work best in combination with other similar plants (like California Natives).   

Botanical Name                    Common Name              #Type of Slope
#Mimulus hybridus             Monkey Flower                      Bunny
Myoporum parvifolium       Creeping Myoporum             Both
Myrtus communis                Variegated Myrtle                 Bunny
Pelargonium peltatum         Ivy Geranium                         Bunny
Pennisetum setaceum          Fireworks Fountain Grass    Bunny
Perovskia atriplicifolia         Russian Sage                           Bunny
Phormium tenax                  New Zealand Flax                  Bunny
    'Maori Chief''
Photinia x fraseri                  Fraser’s Photinia                   Bunny
Pittospoum tobira                Varigated Mock Orange       Bunny
*Platanus racemosa             Caifornia Sycamore               Bunny
Plumbago auriculata            Cape Plumbage                      Both
Rhus lancea                           African Sumac                       Both
Rosmarinus officinalis          Prostrate Rosemary             Bunny
*Salvia clevelandii                 Cleveland Sage                      Both
Senecio mandraliscae           Blue Chalk Sticks                  Both
Teucrium fruiticans              Bush Germander                  Bunny
Tristana conferta                  Brisbane Box                         Bunny
Vitex agnus-caste                 Chaste Tree                           Bunny
*California Native

If you are not sure which plant combinations work best, then send me an email (my address is listed at the top of the page).

#Bunny slopes are those easy slopes that you skied on when you were a kid.  Bunny slopes are 5 to 20 degree slopes that you can walk up and down without having to hold onto anything. Both refers to Bunny or Cowabunga slopes.  Cowabunga slopes are those steeper inclines that teenagers go snowboarding down yelling “COWABUNGA!!!!!” as they rip and shred everything in their path.  Cowabunga slopes are in the 25-60 degree range and require some type of aid (railing, fence, etc.) for you to hold onto in order to go up and down the hill.

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