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Red Butte Photo of the Day 28.September.2009

Shimmering Primrose (Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer')
Primrose

Bright, lemon-yellow, crepe paper-like blooms cover the mounding silver-green foliage from mid summer into fall.

Is Fall Here?

Chocolate
White Snakeroot  Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Oenothera

Red Butte Photo of the Day 22.September.2009

Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Sunflower

Common sunflower is a robust annual that grows from 1 1/2 to over 8 feet tall. The flower heads can grow up to 5 inches across.  It is the state flower of Kansas.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 21.September.2009

Hartweg's Beardtongue (Penstemon hartwegii 'Giganteus')
Penstemon

Late Summer Blooms

Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean that colorful flowers are too.

Agastache
Apache Sunset Hyssop  Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset'

Buddleja
Butterfly-Bush  Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Red Butte Photo of the Day 18.September.2009

Broom Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)
Snakeweed

This long-lived subshrub grows into a rounded mound with green, thread-like, sticky green leaves.  It flowers from late summer into fall.  It prefers full sun and low water.

Red Butte Photo of the day 17. September.2009

Skunkbrush Sumac (Rhus aromatica var. trilobata)
Rhus aromatica var. trilobata

 

Red Butte Photo of the Day 16.September.2009

Tufted Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)
Primrose


This Utah native is a great perennial to have in any xeric garden with its large four-petaled flowers, bright pink buds, and delicate aroma.  It does best when grown in full sun with dry, infertile, well-drained soil and given plenty of room to spread.

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Red Butte Photo of the Day 15.September.2009

Rubber Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus)Rabbitbrush

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