Less Water, More Color

Sunset plants make low-water gardening easier, without sacrificing color and texture. Find these Sunset varieties at your local garden center!

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1. Soft Caress Mahonia​

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Soft Caress has everything we love about Mahonia, without the pesky thorns! Compact enough to use in containers, yet large enough for foundation plantings or borders, they provide fabulous texture to the shade garden.

2. Chef's Choice Rosemary

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An outstanding new Rosemary specially selected for its higher oil content and spicy flavor. With a compact, mounding habit, this is the Rosemary of choice for container, herb and kitchen gardens.

3. Purple Pixie Loropetalum

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Only weeping Loropetalum! Easy to grow, low maintenance dwarf shrub holds rich purple foliage year-round. Purple Pixie is great as a border edger, in mass plantings, on slopes or cascading over retaining walls. Adds vibrant color spilling over containers and hanging baskets.

4. Everillo Evercolor Carex

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Everillo wins our best plant for brightening up shady spots, or for adding a pop of color to a mixed container. This easy care evergreen grass can be used as a groundcover, to edge a path or patio, or tucked into a living wall or window box.

5. ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Cistus

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We love Cistus. Poor soil, drought, salt, wind, heat…They take it all! Add deer, pest, and fire resistance, what's not to love? This new charmer stays compact without pruning, and even looks great when not in bloom. Works well as a border plant, or in containers.

6. ‘Angyo Star’ Fatshedera

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Hybrid between Fatsia japonica and English ivy, these plants have the best of both parents. Giant ivy leaves provide color in darker locations, but will not root into stucco or spread where it is not wanted. Stems will need to be staked or supported. Can be used indoors.

7. ‘Meerlo’ Lavender

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Lavender allardii are the most heat, humidity, and drought tolerant lavenders we grow. These vigorous plants hold their beautifully variegated and highly fragrant foliage, and are not as picky about soil conditions as others.

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