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Leucophyllum minus

Common Name: Big Bend Silverleaf
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue/Purple
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

More cold tolerant than other Texas sage with smaller leaves. Nice small shrub. Retains gray color through winter. Purple blooms after rain.


Penstemon parryi

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Common Name: Parry's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Many dark pink flower stalks from rosettes. Good winter foliage. A nice penstemon to grow. It provides a nice rosy shade of bloom.


Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow Yucca'

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Common Name: Yellow Yucca
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Very much like red yucca. It seems to be a little shorter, but just as hardy for us. Pale yellow blooms.


Ephedra viridis

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Common Name: Mormon's Tea
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Extreme Enviroment Tolerance Full Sun

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

Very low water use, evergreen low care plant. Cone bearing plant Small white blooms. low reseeding rate.


Cowania mexicana

Common Name: Cliffrose
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 6'
Garden Notes: SHRUB, Moderate growth at start, rapid when irrigated. Excess moisture distorts form. has a natural gnarled appearance.

Veronica oltensis

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Common Name: Thyme-leafed Speedwell
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 1"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Slow growing, long lived ground cover, rock garden, evergreen foliage


Penstemon rostriflorus

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Common Name: Bridge's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Reddish-orange blooms- extremely drought tolerant. Native to Utah. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: It is looking like this variety will do well here. I have had it growing for a couple of years. The foliage looks great and it has bloomed well.

Oenothera caespitosa

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Common Name: White Tufted Evening Primrose
Bloom Season: Summer-All
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Fragrant 3-4" blooms open late in the day. Good drainage- rocky soils preferred.


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.

Anacyclus depressus

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Common Name: Mat Daisy- Garden Gnome
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3"
Mature Width: 15"
Description:

Forms dense spreading low mat. Daisy-like flowers in early spring, reseeds nicely, looks great winter, early spring.


Garden Notes: Nice bloom in spring,can get ragged in summer. Good for dry, hot situations- prefers good drainage-, especially in winter. Shear blooms after they have dried. Let some blooms stay on and go to seed for new plants. Great for volunteer plants here and there.