Garden Tours: Lancaster Xeriscape
Common name: Otto Quast Spanish Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'
This round shrub will grow to about 3' high and has small, gray green leaves with purple flowers that bloom in summer. It is more prostrate than its parent Lavandula stoechas. The flowers resemble a purple pineapple! 'Otto Quast' is drought tolerant once it is established and cold tolerant to 5 degrees F.
Common name: Iceberg Floribunda Rose
Botanical name: Rosa 'Iceberg'
This is a shrub rose (there are climbing varieties) with an abundance of fragrant, medium sized, white blooms. It is one of the most popular roses and very tough.
Common name: Amazing Red N.Z. Flax
Botanical name: Phormium 'Amazing Red'
Phormium 'Amazing Red' is an evergreen perennial. This plant has many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern, reaching 2' tall. Leaves are reddish brown. Flowers are insignificant and bloom infrequently. It does better with occasional watering once it's established.