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Salvia microphylla 'Hotlips'

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Common Name: 'Hot Lips' Autumn Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red with White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Blooms may be white, deep red or a combination. Evidently depends on temperatures at the time blooms are setting.


Garden Notes: 'Hot Lips' is shown as a zone 7-8 perennial. May not survive harshest winters, but it will provide summer long, showy blooms.

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria White'

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Common Name: Victoria White
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

White flowers from spring to fall with regular deadheading.


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.


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.

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'

Dianthus plumarius 'Spring Beauty Mix'

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Common Name: Cottage Pink 'Spring Beauty Mix'
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Large flowering, double mix in shades of pink, mauve, red and white.


Buddleia davidii 'Alba'

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Common Name: White Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Graceful shrub with fragrant white flowers.


Aquilegia caerulea 'McKana Giant'

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Common Name: McKana Giant Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Blend of all different colors
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

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

Great plants for part shade, protect from harsh SW winds. Blooms following spring. Not long lived, but good mix of colors.


Garden Notes: Plan to replace every three years. Give regular light feedings. Check for and wash off aphids with soap water.