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Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata). From the entry: “We try to use Plumbago in part shade situations because the plant is not as drought tolerant in full sun and seems to enjoy the occasional […]

Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis). From the entry: “Trailing lantana is an outstanding pick for any drought resistant flower bed design. Unlike its big brother, Texas Lantana, Trailing lantana is less erect and […]

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 adorable […]

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 blooms. […]

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. Confederate […]

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 greenery […]

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 […]

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 seem […]

Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Leucantha) Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Leucantha) is our second. From the entry: “There is a reason why this waterwise perennial is becoming increasingly common in Austin neighborhoods. A truly stellar choice! This reliable shrub never fails to impress us. Pest and drought resistant, the only maintenance the […]