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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.

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'