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Plants which are native to the Texas Panhandle area. These plants are perfectly suited for this environment and take hold in your garden the easiest.

Ptlea trifoliata

Common Name: Wafer Ash
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6-12'
Mature Width: 4-6'
Description:

butterflies on blooms and as larval food source, whole tree is fragrant.Produces thin,round wafer-like seeds in fall


Garden Notes: A Panhandle Native. Seed source is from the Palo Duro Canyon area. I am excited to be producing this shrub. It has been a very nice low water, low maintenance small shrub. Glossy green leaves. Has a hint of yellow fall color.

Penstemon grandiflorus

Common Name: Shell-leaf Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Pale Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Large Light blue or white blooms. Hardy plant - easy to grow. This variety is like Penstemon fendleri on steroides. It has a larger bloom and a longer bloom time as well.


Penstemon albidus 'White'

Common Name: White Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 6"
Description:

Panhandle native- late spring bloom. Short bloom season but nice native.


Mahonia trifoliolata

Common Name: Agarita
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Evergreen, barbed leaves make it impenetrable. Good wildlife habitat.


Hymenoxys scaposa

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Common Name: Perky Sue or Plains Yellow Daisy
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Clay soil - somewhat poisonous to sheep- Good plant


Foresteria pubescens

Common Name: Elbow Bush
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10-12'
Description:

Panhandle native. Very similar to New Mexico Privet. Found in breaks. can be pruned to multi-trunk or small tree.


Ephedra torreyana

Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Width: 3'
Description:

Cone bearing plant


Elymus canadensis

Common Name: Canada Wildrye Mandan
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 40"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Cool season grass, Needs a little extra moisture.


Chrysothamnus nauseosus graveolens

Common Name: Rubber Rabbitbush
Bloom Season: Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Makes a nice grey-leafed shrub. Produces yellow blooms in fall. Retains some leaf into winter.


Garden Notes: A hardy Panhandle native. It should need little to no additional water once established. Keep on the dry side of watering.

Bouteloua gracilis 'Bad River'

Common Name: Bad River Blue Grama
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 25"