Two colorful species are seen in the West, one an annual weed and the other an attractive perennial. Newer hybrids are becoming popular.
Annual. This low-growing, weedy plant from Europe has bright green leaves and 1/2-in., brick red flowers. Has naturalized in California. A. a. caerulea has deep blue, larger flowers; it tolerates most soils and heat, thrives in dry gardens, and grows well in containers.
This old-fashioned charmer from the Mediterranean region is best against a fence or wall or at the bac...
A gorgeous large, ornamental, clumping grass native to much of the United States. Blue-green foliage g...
Native to Iran, Afghanistan, and central Asia. Absolutely covered with slender, sinuous spikes of...