Sunday, February 22, 2009

West Coast Perennial Garden (Cascadia Garden)

Iris tenax May 2009

Iris macrosiphon May 2009
 Erythronium oregonum March 2010

Lithocarpus densiflorus echinoides May 2009

This small garden features perennials from Washington, Oregon & California. It started with 8 Pacific Coast Native Iris: 3 succeeded. At the center of the garden Arctostaphylos ‘Monica’ grows in a large earthen pot. Allium & Iris encircle it. Lilies grow in the open area beyond. Lithocarpus densiflorus echinoides waits in back, growing slowly.  After 5 years, it is 2 feet tall. Heuchera micrantha & Tellima grandiflora linger under a tall, spreading Mahonia aquifolium. Fragaria vesca spread quickly throughout. The garden was started in 2004, replacing the lower half of the Rock Garden. Spanish Narcissus bulbocodium remained in place.  Japanese Ajuga reptans has crept into the garden now.  I don't want to kick it out. There is also the Australian Pratia pedunculata that I cannot stop.

West Coast Perennial Garden Plant List
Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape)

Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
Erigeron glaucus (Beach Aster)
Erythronium oregonum (Fawn Lily)
Iris douglasiana (Douglas Iris)
Iris macrosiphon (Ground Iris)
Iris tenax (Oregon Iris)
Lilium columbianum (Tiger Lily)
Lilium pardalinum (Leopard Lily)
Sisyrinchium californicum (Yellow-eyed Grass)
Tellima grandiflora (Fringecup)

Fragaria vesca (Woodland Strawberry)

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