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Plants which attract bees.

Scutellaria resinosa

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Common Name: Skullcap
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue and White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Roundish, resinous leaves. Mounding plant Small purple-blue flowers in spring- then sporadically through summer. Panhandle native.


Rosa 'Double Knockout'

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Common Name: Double Knockout Rose PP#16202
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

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

Full double flowers for the classic rose look. Superior performance. It is resistant to black spot and very winter hardy.


Penstemon linarioides v. coloradoensis

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Common Name: SIlverton Blue Mat Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 15"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Provides year round appeal in the garden with a mound of small evergreen leaves. Produces a nice show of light blue blooms in summer. Plant Select® award winner.


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 clutei

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Common Name: Sunest Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Long blooming Penstemon- Needs good drainage. Not long lived without good drainage, but a very nice showy plant.


Garden Notes: Needs good drainage and infrequent waterings for best results in the garden. It provides a great show of blooms late spring to early summer.

Penstemon centranthifolius

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Common Name: Scarlet Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange-Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Tall,protect from wind. Doesn't like cold wet gardens. Ultimate hummingbird plant. Orange-Red Flowers. Deadhead when the flower stalks are completely finished and it will continue to produce blooms through fall!


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.


Garden Notes: Regular deadheading allows this plant to continue blooming throughout the season.

Penstemon albidus 'Alplains'

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Common Name: Lavender Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Lavender
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 6"

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. This Penstemon has a short bloom season but is a nice low care plant for the native bed.


Nepeta 'Purple Haze'

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Common Name: Purple Haze Catmint
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Purple flower spikes rise above silver-grey leaves for an extended summer season. low care plant


Garden Notes: Flower spikes similar to butterfly bush. Maintains a neat appearance with little care.