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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.

Ribes aureum

Common Name: Golden Currant
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3-6'
Mature Width: 3-6'
Description:

This shrub has yellow flowers that turn orange over time. The flowers have a spicy fragrance. The berries are either yellow, red, or black.


Oenothera rhombipetala

Common Name: Diamond petal primrose
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12-36"
Mature Width: 12-36"

Lithospermum incisum

Common Name: Fringed Puccoon
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

This Texas native plant produces delicate yellow blooms with fringed edges in the spring. This plant can produce a second small but fertile bloom later in the season.


Hymenoxys acaulis

Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 9"
Mature Width: 8"

Chaetopappa ericoides

Common Name: Baby White Aster
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 2-8"
Mature Width: 8"
Description:

This little plant can survive some very harsh conditions. It is a creeping plant with white daisies with yellow centers.


Erioganum jamesii jamesii

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Common Name: James' Buckwheat
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Panhandle Native. Low growing evergreen, nice yellow blooms followedby rust-colored seedpods. Original seeds came from Canyon Trails at Buffalo Hill.


Tradescantia occidentalis

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Common Name: Prairie Spiderwort
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple to White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Description:

Clump forming perennial with grass-like leaves. Has three petaled blue blooms that last only a day each, but produces many through the season.


Scutellaria resinosa 'Smokey Hills'

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Common Name: Smokey Hills Skullcap
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Description:

Deep blue flowers tipped with white. Essential Great Plains native. Plant Select® award winner.


Mirabilis multiflora

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Common Name: Desert Four O'Clock
Bloom Season: All Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Mounding, brilliant deep magenta blooms at different times of the day for a long season, dies to ground in winter. It can reseed. Remove seedlings while young. The roots form tubers that can be difficult to remove.


Garden Notes: Give it plenty of room. It covers 4 ft completely by end of summer. Hummingbird moths will visit this plant.

Liatris punctata

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Common Name: Spotted Gayfeather
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Dense flower spikes. Has a taproot, does not transplant well once established. Short flower season- but plant has long visual appeal.


Garden Notes: A Panhandle Native. Low care plant. Can grow very nicely in outer fringes of yard. it will reseed nicely to make additional plants.