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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.

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6'
Description:

Strong, upright plant.Seedheads are a fluffy, golden brown. One of the major grasses of the True Tallgrass Prairies.


Schizachyrium scoparium

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Common Name: Little Bluestem
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Description:

An important grass of the True Prairie. Blue green, turning to reddish brown in fall.


Rhus microphylla

Common Name: Little-Leafed Sumac
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 120"
Mature Width: 120"
Description:

Panhandle native Deciduous shrub small leaves, Dark red tart edible berries red fall color Moderate to rapid growth, natural low hedge.


Penstemon ambiguus

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Common Name: Sand Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: White with Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Well-drained soil. Covered with white phlox-like blooms for a long season. Panhandle native. Great plant


Oxytropis lambertii

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Common Name: Lambert's Locoweed
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Particularly showy early spring bloom for this Panhandle native.


Garden Notes: I have just a few of plants available this year.

Melampodium leucanthum

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Common Name: Blackfoot Daisy
Bloom Season: Summer-All
Bloom Color: White with Yellow
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Nice Panhandle native. Long bloom season. Rock garden. Showy when in bloom. Reseeds nicely in gravel. To less extent in flower


Ipomea leptophylla

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Common Name: Bush Morning Glory
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Large,pink blooms-close by noon,long bloom season. Large mounding plant, Disappears in winter- comes back from large tuber (Mark Spot)


Garden Notes: This is a good plant for those who enjoy their gardens in the morning. The large pink blooms open fresh daily for several weeks midsummer.

Gaillardia pinnatifidia

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Common Name: Redeye
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red/Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 10"
Description:

Panhandle native. Unbranched stem to 24". Red bloom with yellow rays. Puffy ball as seed head dries.


Garden Notes: This is another tough panhandle native. It is not particularly showy at any time, but is nice addition to the drier areas of your yard. No additional water is needed once established. It will produce volunteers here and there. No maintenance is required. may want to shear to ground in spring.

Euphorbia marginata

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Common Name: Snow on the Mountain
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White variegated
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, bushier plant. It produces a white liquid when pinched that is an eye irritant- BE CAREFUL- USE CLIPPERS AND AVOID SAP.

Eragrostis trichodes

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Common Name: Sand Lovegrass
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Large airy seedheads. Nice vase shape form. Good late summer fall interest.


Garden Notes: I have used this grass for several years. So far I have found nothing negative about it. It fills it spot quickly, blooms early and it looks nice through winter. It reseeds itself minimally. Cut back in early spring.