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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.

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.


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.

Callirhoe involucrata

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Common Name: Wine Cups
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Reddish Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Well drained soil is best, give plenty of room, will do well in a hot, exposed bed. Reseeds in flower beds. Nice magenta blooms. Plant Select® award winner.


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, lavender pink or white blooms Once native to texas? Hardy plant - easy to grow. This variety is like our panhandle native Penstemon fendleri on steroides. It is a larger plant with larger blooms and a longer bloom time as well.


Penstemon cardinalis 'Cardinal'

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Common Name: Cardinal Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Long mid summer bloom. West Texas Native- can take the sun and our soil. Nice, large, deep green leaves in a compact mound.


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