With that long-winded disclaimer, here are my August 2015 favorites:
|Agastache 'Sunset': Grown in partial shade, it responded well to being cut back by half shortly after I put it in the ground|
|Dorycnium hirsutum (aka hairy canary clover): It didn't produce more than a few blooms this year but its foliage is fabulous and it has self-seeded like crazy|
|Duranta erecta 'Sapphire Showers': It's spent its entire life (5 years thus far) in a pot but it has bloomed prolifically since I put it on a steady diet of graywater collected from the kitchen|
|Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy': The heat seems to have coaxed the plant into full bloom. Its flowers, floating like satellites on wiry stems, are tiny but numerous.|
|Grevillea 'Superb': If my other Grevilleas bloom as well when they reach maturity, I'll be a happy camper. Summer heat or not, I just added 2 more of these plants to my garden after finding 1-gallon plants in a local garden center.|
|Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum': The undisputed star of my late summer garden|
|Phyla nodiflora (aka Lippia): Its flowers are tiny (about 1/4 inch/6.35mm) but profuse and colorful|
|Salvia 'Amistad', S. lanceolata and S. 'Mesa Azure': I've had spotty luck with Salvias but these 3 appear happy in my dry soil|
It's supposed to begin cooling off beginning tomorrow and the marine layer is expected to return next week. There are no signs of fall yet that I can see or feel but the cooler temperatures will be welcome.
Visit Loree at danger garden to see what plants have found favor with her and other bloggers this month.
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