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Oenothera rhombipetala

Common Name: Diamond petal primrose
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12-36"
Mature Width: 12-36"

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.


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.


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

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.


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.

Melampodium leucanthum

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Common Name: Blackfoot Daisy
Bloom Season: All Summer
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


Garden Notes: Reseeds nicely in gravel. To less extent in flower beds. The volunteer plants will often be stronger than the plants you buy from me. Look for the narrow leaves in early summer and let them grow. I’ve never had more plants than I wanted.

Ipomea leptophylla

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

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Large,purple 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.

Amorpha fruiticosa

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Common Name: Indigo Bush
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Deciduous 6-8 ft shrub. Purple flowers, Butterflies. Purported to be a larval host plant for the Orange Sulphur butterfly.


Garden Notes: Native to PH- sandy soils along streams. I have had it for six years and have not had a volunteer on my clay soil. Rapid seed spread along waters edge. Little to no seed spread in drier growing conditions. Easy to grow in yard settings.

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.