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Pink Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Pink Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens).   From the entry: “One of the greatest low layer plants you can use! It is very neat and tidy, and will keep its round form quite well. The small pink flowers are

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Bamboo Muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Bamboo Muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) .   From the entry: “Bambo Muhly is a magnificent choice for many locations. The plant’s gentle foliage will grace any larger pots. It is an excellent plant to use as a mid-back

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Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima).   From the entry: “Pride of Barbados could quite easily become the pride of your landscape! The plant’s folliage is graceful and gentle, contrasting beautifuly with the huge bold and showy red

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Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides).   From the entry: “You can see this attractive vine in more and more landscapes in Austin. This is great news because Confederate Jasmine is an excellent choice as far as vines go.

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Calylophus (Calylophus Berlandieri) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Calylophus (Calylophus Berlandieri).   From the entry: “If there is an essential Xeriscape Landscape ground cover Calylophus is it. Not only the plant has very modest water needs but it also an evergreen that will provide lush

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Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium Leucanthum) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium Leucanthum). From the entry: “You will love the pronounced daisy like blooms of Blackfoot daisy. It is a maintenance free Texas native plant that is disease and pest resistant and has almost non existent

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Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium). From the entry: “A vigorous,  properly placed Fall Aster is a real show stopper. The plant profusely explodes with outstandingly bold purple flowers. Few drought tolerant plants provide such intense color during the

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Texas Lantana (Lantana Urticoides) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Texas Lantana (Lantana Urticoides).   From the entry: “Texas Lantana is considered a pesky weed by some folks; Its a true testimony to the plant’s nearly indestructible traits. Texas Lantana blooms with masses of orange/yellow flowers that

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Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora). From the entry: “Mexican Oregano: A true jack of all trades. Full sun and part shade tolerant? Check. Evergreen? Check. Drought tolerant? Check. Deer proof? Check. Edible? Yes! This amazing perennial should be

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Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii), From the entry: “A most useful shrub! This Texas native perennial is not only very deer resistant but is also an exceptional wildlife habitat provider (Named Hummingbird Plant in some areas).

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Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus). From the entry: “Even if you no longer brush your bottles you can find a spot for this excellent evergreen shrub! It is an outstanding drought tolerant, pest and disease resistant plant that ought

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Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana). From the entry: “An old and faithful majestic tree of the south. This iconic beauty is drought tolerant and a true staple in Texan backyards. Relatively slow growing, this tree is a real

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Artemisia (“Powis Castle”) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Artemisia (“Powis Castle”). From the entry: “This little tank of a plant should be on everyone’s Xeriscape design! Artemisia is has plenty of uses; its very drought tolerant evergreen and is excellent for xeriscaping. The plant is

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Bulbine plant profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Bulbine (B. frutescens, B. caulescens). From the entry: “This aloe looking perennial is a sure candidate for most Xeriscape designs in Austin. The blooms are stellar, very unique and interesting. We install it as a low layer

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Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) is our fifth.   From the entry: “You really cant go wrong with this small and beautiful Texas native tree. Drought tolerant, this tree provides three landscape intrests: an explosion of very showy flowers at early spring, foliage

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