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August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue, Pink Prolific petunia-like flowers rest atop this dwarf Ruellia’s lush, lance shaped foliage. Honored as a Texas Superstar, this plant is tough-as-nails and easy to grow, neglect will not be an issue. Plant in full sun for summer long…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Cephalanthus occidentalis Height: 6-12′ Width: 4-8′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Performance: Perennial Bloom: White (June-August)   Cute as a button, Cephalanthus occidentalis is one exotic flowering ornamental shrub. It’s extremely beneficial, yet underutilized in north Texas. In June, clusters of small chartreuse globes give way to slightly fragrant showy white ball-shaped flower heads, each with a hundred tiny…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Cyrtomium falcatum  Height: 2′ Width: 2′ Exposure: Part Sun, Shade Performance: Perennial The Japanese Holly Fern is a versatile, low-maintenance fern in north Texas with Holly-like leaves on stiff, erect fronds. Its crisp, glossy green leaves are ideal for adding texture to shade gardens or containers. Add contrast to floral arrangements with its sharp,…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Melampodium leucanthum  Height: 6-12″ Width: 18″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Tender Perennial/Annual Bloom: White (April-November) Melampodium leucanthum looks like daisies and smells like honey. From spring to fall cheerful little white flowers are produced abundantly. Low bushy mounds range from 6-12″ tall.   Blackfoot Daisy is a showy, drought tolerant plant, which needs well-drained soil….

August 22, 2016 admin

  ‘Stella de Oro’ – the most popular daylily in north Texas. A dwarf variety with 3” gold blooms reaching about a foot tall. Blooming early-midseason it has a subtle, sweet fragrance. ‘Stella de Oro’ has longest bloom time making it the most popular daylily in north Texas. It goes dormant in winter. This “Historic Daylily”, honored by The…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Caryopteris ‘Blue Fountain’ Height: 2-3′ Width: 3-4′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Blue-Purple (June- October) Liven up a summer garden with the silver-green foliage and refreshing cool, crisp blue flowers of Caryopteris ‘Blue Fountain’. This Texas tough landscape perennial is an improved variety, performing all summer and well into the fall. This favorite…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Coreopsis x hybrid ‘Galaxy’ Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Soft Yellow This compact coreopsis from the Big Bang series is great for small gardens, short perennial borders, or patio containers. The soft creamy yellow flowers of Coreopsis ‘Galaxy’ are a refreshing summer delight. Get season long color from…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Esperanza ‘Gold Star’ Height: 4′ Width: 2′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Bright Yellow (May-October)   Tough as a boot and pretty as a picture, Esperanza ‘Gold Star’ loves the Texas heat. It produces shockingly bright yellow 2” trumpet shaped flower clusters from early summer to late fall. ‘Gold Star’ is a shrubby upright…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Coleus x (syn. Plectranthus scutellariodes) Height: 24-36″ Width: 12-18″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade Performance: Annual Coleus is a popular late spring and summer annual used for its bold, showy foliage. Today, advances in breeding continue to intensify the colors and leaf shapes of these eye-catching plants. Some plants are distinctively marked by pronounced veins and distinct margin color creating a stark…

May 12, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Farfugium japonicum ‘Crispatum’ (syn. Ligularia tussilaginea) Height: 2′ Width: 2′ Exposure: Shade Performance: Perennial  Far from ordinary, this textural perennial has a character of its own. Remarkable sharply ruffled edges on large, leathery leaves add a sheer gnarly effect to a shade garden or container. The sensational texture of the Crested Leopard Plant…

April 25, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Salvia x nemorosa ‘New Dimension’ Height: 12-18″ Width: 18″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial  Blooms: Blue or Pink (April-September) Salvias are one of the best sun loving perennials for north Texas gardens. Enjoy their vigorous spring show followed by occasional summer flushes.  Salvia nemorosa is a dwarf perennial with long, prominent flower…

April 25, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Calyophus hartwegii Height: 8″ Width: 24″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial  Blooms: Bright Yellow  (Intermittently: April – November)  This Texas native has thin, needle-like foliage massed with cheerful lemony yellow flowers in April-May. This southern belle loves the heat and requires no irrigation after established. One of our best low growing north Texas perennials for front borders. Make sure…