Larval Host, Birds, 2018 Plant List


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Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow White'

Common Name: Echinacea purpurea
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24-36"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

New for 2017.


Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Common Name: Magnus Coneflower
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Reddish Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24-36"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

New for 2017.


Echinacea purpurea 'Baby Swan White'

Common Name: Baby Swan White Cone Flower
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18-23"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

New for 2017. White cone flower brings nice contrast to the garden.


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.

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.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Summer Breeze'

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Common Name: Summer Breeze Whirling Butterflies
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Long lived perennial, taproot, fairly drought tolerant, many white blooms till frost- nice airy effect, takes heat- best given at least 3 ft growing space.


Garden Notes: Reported to be more uniform, more upright habit than Guara 'The Bride' Trial for 2010. Trying for a variiation on 'The Bride'

Echinacea angustifolia

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Common Name: Purple Coneflower
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Rose-pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Panhandle native, Large pink blooms. Interesting seedhead stays on plant all summer. Not real flashy, but nice


Digitalis obscura

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Common Name: Sunset Foxglove
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Rose with yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 16"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Large bells of dusty rose with yellow markings at throat. Good in dry arrangements. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Biennial? Mine has died after blooming the second year. May just be the conditions I give it. Has a very nice dusky-orange bloom.

Celtis reticulata

Common Name: Netleaf Hackberry
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Red, Orange, Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Width: 15 feet
Description:

Native tree, birds love seed, gets a gall that diminishes looks. Will reseed itself in garden from bird droppings.


Garden Notes: Hackberry is a very tough native tree. It is gangly looking when young. Keep pruning up branches for tree. Not the most refined looking tree, but it is a good selection for outlying areas.