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
Stachys byzantina Height: 1′ Spread: 1.5′ Light: Sun / Part Shade Deciduous Deer Resistance: High Bloom Info: Lavender blooms in late Spring /early Summer but they are favored for their silver soft fuzzy foliage Water Use: Low Maintenance: Prune ragged foliage primarily in the spring; avoid overhead watering
Bright red blooms Texas Native: Hybrid Height: 3-5′ Spread: 4′ Light: Sun Deciduous Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Cut back to 6″ after first hard freeze 8-10″ showy bloom; many cultivars available are hybrids; provides nectar for hummingbirds
Lavender or white flowers Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 1-2.5′ Spread: 1-1.5′ Light: Sun Deciduous Drought Tolerance: Very low Maintenance: Cut back to a 3″ after first frost browns leaves Likes well-drained limestone soil; best if kept dry; great nectar source for butterflies and other insects
Red or white Height: 3′ Spread: 3′ Light: Sun/part shade Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune spent flower stalks; trim back mid-March Needs moderately rich, well-drained soil; not a true fern; do not plant near preserve
Blue-gray foliage Texas Native: n/a Height: 1-2′ Spread: 3-6′ Light: Sun Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune removing top 1/2 @ end of May; prune to a 4″ height in mid-winter Aromatic, lace-like; low water use & low maintenance
Full Sun. 4′ tall x 4′-6′ wide. Evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Lavender blue flowers bloom throughout the year. Requires well drained soil. Great for culinary uses. Look for trailing varieties that grow as groundcover.
Full to part sun. 2′ tall x 4′ wide. Deer resistant, evergreen. Drought tolerant. Leaves have silvery-gray color tones, great for night gardens.
Full to part sun. 2′-4′ tall (or more with blooms) x 4′ wide. Evergreen. Red flower spikes bloom spring to summer.