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zexmenia

Wedelia texana Deer Tolerance: Moderate Height: 1.5-2.5′ Spread: 2-3′ Bloom Info: Golden yellow flowers Summer through Fall Light: Sun/part shade Semi-evergreen Water Use: Low Maintenance: Periodic shearing encourages repeat blooming and fullness; reseeds.

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Yarrow

Published on May 25, 2010 by in Drought Tolerant, Native / Adapted, Perennials

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yarrow

White, yellow, red, pink Height: 1-1.5′ Spread: 3′ Light: Sun/shade Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Prune top 1/2 @ end of May, and to 3″ after first frost browns leaves; cut off old bloomd Forms solid mat groundcover with finely-cut, fern-like leaves; adult butterflies enjoy nectar; larval host plant for Painted Lady butterfly

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perennialwinecup

Magenta flowers Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 6-12″ Spread: 4-5′ Light: Sun/part shade Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Cut back to rosette in winter Sprawling plant great for filling in between plants; will go dormant in summer without supplemental water; larval host plant for Gray Hairstreak butterfly

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verbena

Lavender flowers Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 6-12″ Spread: 2′ Light: Sun Semi-evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: n/a Low growing groundcover with finely-cut leaves; spreading habit; butterflies enjoy; short-lived perennial, but reseeds; well adapted hybrids available in various colors

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Texas Betony

Published on May 25, 2010 by in Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Perennials

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txbetony

Coral/red flowers Texas Native: Texas Height: 1-1.5′ Spread: 2-3′+ Light: Sun/part shade Semi-evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Shear regularly to encourage fullness and bloom Constantly blooming; can be used as a ground-cover; nice gray-green foliage; attracts hummingbirds

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238803  Spiderwort Wildflower

Purple flowers Texas Native: Texas Height: 1-3′ Spread: 2′ Light: Part shade Deciduous Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Cut back to 6″ in winter or to increase blooms Fast spreading; dormant in summer, woodsy; edible; nectar source for insects

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Garlic Society

Published on May 25, 2010 by in Drought Tolerant, Native / Adapted, Perennials

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societygarlic

Pink, blue, lavender, white Height: 1.5-2.5′ Spread: 1.5′ Light: Sun/part shade Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low to medium Maintenance: Remove spent bloom stalks Needs well-drained soil; solid or variegated leaf forms available; deer eat blooms but not plant; bruised leaves have onion aroma

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heartskull

Blue flowers Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 2′ Spread: 2′ Light: Part shade/shade Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Little maintenance required Spreads easily; flowers attract butterflies; may be dormant in summer

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Pink Skullcap

Published on May 25, 2010 by in Drought Tolerant, Perennials

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pinkskullcap

Dark pink flowers Height: 1′ Spread: 3′ Light: Sun/part shade Deciduous Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Cut back by 1/3 after bloom Low growing; very tidy; mounding plant

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skeletongolden

Viguiera stenoloba Deer Tolerance: High Height: 3-4′ Spread: 4-6′ Semi-evergreen Bloom Info: Daisy-Like yellow blooms in Summer Light: Sun/part shade Water Use: Very Low Maintenance: Cut back to 6″ in late winter to encourage bushiness; requires excellent drainage

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