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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.

Tradescantia occidentalis

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.


Ruellia humilis 'Wild Petunia'

Common Name: Wild Petunia
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Adapted to different soils, slow seed spread.


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.

Euphorbia marginata

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Common Name: Snow on the Mountain
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Annual,reseeds. Grown for variegated foliage. Good coming up here and there in beds. Pinch back early for bushy plants.


Garden Notes: Snow on the Mountain provides interest with its nice white/green colored leaves mid to late summer. Pinch back a couple of times when it is young to provide a lower.

Ptlea trifoliata

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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

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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'

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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