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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


Garden Notes: Even though called Sand Penstemon, it has done very well in my heavier clay type soil. Plant it on a mound and incorporate plenty of compost to give its roots better aeration.

Chilopsis linearis

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Common Name: Desert Willow
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink, Purple, and White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Width: 12 feet
Description:

A great tree or shrub. Blooms off and on through summer. Colors range from purple, pink, or white.


Garden Notes: Easy to grow from any size pot. It should reach three ft tall this year. Treat like a perennial for a few years. Trim up to tree form or leave as multi-branched shrub.

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Swamp Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White and Pink
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Rise every year in the same spot (mark the spot where it is planted). Has narrow, pointed leaves. Milkweeds are a very important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.