Plant List


Asclepias speciosa

Common Name: Showy Milkweed
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Rose
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Prefers sandy soil, but is adaptable. Prefers moderate water. Showy, slightly fragrant pinkish red blooms. Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias subverticillata

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Common Name: Horsetail Milkweed
Bloom Season: Mid Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3-4'
Mature Width: 4-5'
Description:

This milkweed is native to Texas and New Mexico. It spreads by the roots and can quickly take over a section of flower bed. We recommend planting it in a bed with a underground border.


Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink and White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

This milkweed will colonize in the garden slowly- making a great food source for Monarchs.


Garden Notes: It does not compete well against grasses, so it probably will not perform well without keeping weeds and other plants away.

Asclepias tuberosa

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Common Name: Butterfly Weed 'Wild Orange Type'
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 28"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rise every year from taproot (mark spot for planting), long lived. Bright orange flowers a favorite for butterflies. Great nectar plant for butterflies and an important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Garden Notes: Long bloom season.

Asclepias verticillata

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Common Name: Whorled Milkweed
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Description:

Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias viridis

Common Name: Green Antelope Horn
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Greenish-White with Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Baileya multiradiata

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Common Name: Desert Marigold
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Western desert native. Produces yellow blooms for a long period through summer. May reseed itself.


Garden Notes: This is a newer variety for me. It looked good in the greenhouse in 2011. I consider it a plant worth more trials in my gardens.

Basil

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Common Name: Giant Smooth Italian Basil
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Great garden herb for Italian dishes. Very aromatic. Pinch flowers to maintain leaf growth.


Basil 'Crimson King'

Common Name: Crimson King Basil
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Purple foliage. Attractive, cupped genovese- shaped leaves with spicy clove aroma. Nice for borders or containers.


Basil 'Dolce Fresco'

Common Name: Dolce Fresco Basil
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

All-American Selections Winner 2015.Stays bushy. Dense habit produces high leaf yields. Traditional sweet basil flavor.


Basil 'Holy Red'

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Common Name: Holy Red Basil
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rich aroma of sweet cloves and walnuts. Small pink flowers. Deep purple stems, slightly bronzed green foliage. Thai cooking.


Basil 'Purple Ruffles'

Common Name: Purple Ruffles Basil
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 20"
Description:

AAS Ornamental with shiny, fragrant dark purple ruffled leaves and purple flowers


Berlandeira lyrata

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Common Name: Chocolate Flower
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Extreme Enviroment Tolerance Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Chocolate scent, blooms in morning closes in afternoon, showy, flowers dry to brown seed. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: This is one of my favorite Panhandle Natives. My yard in the mornings will often be filled with the scent of chocolate thanks to this plant. Keep Chocolate Flower on the dry , lean side. Too much water and too rich soil can cause it to grow too fast. It will then lose it's natural mounding shape and be a large flowering clump. (Not all bad, just not quite as nice) It can be cut back in the middle of the growing season to get it back into shape.

Bouteloua gracilis

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Common Name: Blue Grama
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Redish Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Great PlantSelect® selection. Turf grass or ornamental bunch grass. Slowly spreads maybe 2" per year.


Garden Notes: Plant thickly by seed to get a nice grass for outlying area. Height will vary by the amount of water it receives. Very drought tolerant.

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"

Buchloe dactyloides

Common Name: Buffalo Grass
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Description:

A great grass for lawns. It requires little water, fertilizing or mowing. Best looking with minimal foot traffic in winter.


Garden Notes: Plant 2-3 pounds per 1000 sq. feet. Germination takes about two weeks. Water lightly twice per day around 10:00 and 2:00 to keep seed bed barely wet. A week or so after grass has sprouted water can be reduced a bit until grass is established and then watering becomes optional.

Buddleia davidii

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Common Name: Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Violet
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Excellent shrub, prune to 12" in spring. Fast growth to 6-8ft. Fragrant lilac-like blooms summer to frost without deadheading.


Garden Notes: This variety is seed grown- collected from plants that have been growing locally. It is the fastest growing, most robust variety I have. It does very well with minimal water once established. Water deeply when watering. Great for a variety of butterflies.

Buddleia davidii 'Alba'

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Common Name: White Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 72"
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Graceful shrub with fragrant white flowers.


Buddleia davidii 'Buzz Hot Raspberry'

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Common Name: Buzz Hot Raspberry Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose Red
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

LARGE, graceful large blooms on shorter plants! Good in a full sun location in gardens or pots.


Buddleia davidii 'Buzz Ivory'

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Common Name: Buzz Ivory Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

LARGE, graceful large blooms on shorter plants! Good in a full sun location in gardens or pots.


Garden Notes: If you love the long graceful, butterfly attracting blooms of common Buddleia, but don’t have the room for them, this is the plant for you! Shorter plants with full sized leaves produce the same long, graceful blooms as the full size variety.

Buddleia davidii 'Buzz Midnight'

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Common Name: Buzz Midnight Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

LARGE, graceful large blooms on shorter plants! Good in a full sun location in gardens or pots.


Garden Notes: If you love the long graceful, butterfly attracting blooms of common Buddleia, but don’t have the room for them, this is the plant for you! Shorter plants with full sized leaves produce the same long, graceful blooms as the full size variety.

Buddleia davidii 'Buzz Purple'

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Common Name: Buzz Purple Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

LARGE, graceful blooms on shorter plants! Good in a full sun location in gardens or pots.


Garden Notes: If you love the long graceful, butterfly attracting blooms of common Buddleia, but don’t have the room for them, this is the plant for you! Shorter plants with full sized leaves produce the same long, graceful blooms as the full size variety.

Buddleia davidii 'Buzz Velvet'

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Common Name: Buzz Velvet Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3-4'
Mature Width: 2-3'
Description:

LARGE, graceful blooms on shorter plants! Good in a full sun location in gardens or pots.


Garden Notes: If you love the long graceful, butterfly attracting blooms of common Buddleia, but don’t have the room for them, this is the plant for you! Shorter plants with full sized leaves produce the same long, graceful blooms as the full size variety.

Buddleia davidii 'Petite Purple'

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Common Name: Petite Purple Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Lovely dwarf plant.Silvery foliage on shorter plant. Nice and compact. Smaller, silvery leaves. Very similar to Nanhoe Blue.


Garden Notes: This is becoming one of my favorite plants. It makes a nice bush with nearly evergreen leaves. It has a more refined look to it than most other Buddleias.

Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'

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Common Name: Royal Red Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 96"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Considered the best red form with red-purple flowers on panicles up to 20".