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Morning Light Silver Grass
Creeping Mirror Plant
Hybrid White Rockrose
Morning Light Silver Grass

Common name:Morning Light Silver Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

The 'Morning Light' is also a taller variety, growing to 6'-8' tall with delicate feathery plumes and very thin graceful leaves. This is a variegated form. It should receive sun to part shade, and average to little summer watering. Tall grasses are highly combustible.

Creeping Mirror Plant

Common name:Creeping Mirror Plant
Botanical name:Coprosma X kirkii

This spreading evergreen shrub grows 1'-3' high and 2'-5' wide with small glossy leaves. It tolerates clay soils, mild drought situations, and wind.

Hybrid White Rockrose

Common name:Hybrid White Rockrose
Botanical name:Cistus X hybridus

This is a small evergreen shrub with 2" long gray green, crinkly leaves. It has pure white flowers with prominent yellow stamens. It flowers throughout the spring to early summer. Avoid heavy mulches. .

Lawn Alternative

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Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.