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Euphorbia marginata

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Common Name: Snow on the Mountain
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Annual,reseeds. Grown for variegated foliage. Good coming up here and there in beds. Pinch back early for bushy plants.


Garden Notes: Snow on the Mountain provides interest with its nice white/green colored leaves mid to late summer. Pinch back a couple of times when it is young to provide a lower.

Ptlea trifoliata

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Common Name: Wafer Ash
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6-12'
Mature Width: 4-6'
Description:

butterflies on blooms and as larval food source, whole tree is fragrant.Produces thin,round wafer-like seeds in fall


Garden Notes: A Panhandle Native. Seed source is from the Palo Duro Canyon area. I am excited to be producing this shrub. It has been a very nice low water, low maintenance small shrub. Glossy green leaves. Has a hint of yellow fall color.

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.


Foresteria pubescens

Common Name: Elbow Bush
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10-12'
Description:

Panhandle native. Very similar to New Mexico Privet. Found in breaks. can be pruned to multi-trunk or small tree.


Sorghastrum nutans

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Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass
Bloom Season: Fall to Winter
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 5'
Mature Width: 2'
Description:

Strong, upright plant.Seedheads are a fluffy, golden brown. One of the major grasses of the True Tallgrass Prairies. Nice golden colored leaves with bronze seedheads. An early maturing variety with finer leaves. Tall, narrower, stately. Good nesting habitat.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Badlands'

Common Name: Badlands Little Bluestem
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 1-3'

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.

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


Ceratoides lanata

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Common Name: Winterfat
Bloom Season: Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 26"
Description:

Shrub. Wooly-white seed heads in winter. Dried flower. Shrub. Wooly-white seedheads in winter. Dried flower. A nearly no care plant, great for the rock or prairie garden


Garden Notes: Listed as a forage plant for deer,rabbits etc in winter. Mine has never been nibbled on. Not particularly showy, but it is extremely tough. Good for a small addition to a native bed.