Pansies Performance: Annual (October-April) Height: 8″ Width: 6″ Exposure: Full Sun Bloom: Assorted Pot Size: 4″, 5″ Fall Aster (Aster o. Symphyotrichum) Performance: Perennial (October-November) Height: 3′ Width: 4′ Exposure: Full Sun Bloom: Blue/Lavender Pot Size: 1 gallon, 10″ Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’) Performance: Perennial (September- October) Height: 3′ Width: 3′ Exposure:…

Candy Corn Plant Botanical Name: Cuphea micropetala Height: 1-3′ Width: 1-2′ Exposure: Part-Full Sun Performance: Summer-Fall Bloom: Yellow-Orange No tricks from Green Lake just another plant that will treat your eyes to more fall color. Where Cuphea micropetala draws its name should be no surprise, its blooms resemble the favorite Halloween treat. The flowers emerge yellow and…

Annual Fall Hanging Baskets Hanging Baskets are back at Green Lake Nursery! We have chosen several varieties sure to please in excellent Fall colors. Cascadias Indian Summer is the most interesting pick with its color changing blooms, fading from orange to salmon. The Petunia Sun Spun series has gardeners rejoicing over its mildew resistance and bold solid colors. Calibrachoa…

Orange Jessamine Botanical Name: Cestrum aurantiacum ‘Orange Zest’ Height: 7′ Width: 4′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Orange It is hard to find a plant better suited for Texas than Cestrum aurantiacum ‘Orange Zest’. Often called Orange Jessamine because its blooms resemble that of jasmine. However, it is actually closely related to brugmansia and a…

Botanical Name: Salvia guaranitica ‘Amistad’ Height: 4′ Width: 3′ Exposure: Full Sun- Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Deep Purple Many know Black & Blue, but often overlook its relative Salvia guaranitica ‘Amistad’. ‘Amistad’ was discovered in the early 2000’s by Rolando Uria, an Agronomist and Professor from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is nicknamed “Friendship Sage”, after Rolando shared cuttings of the…

                      Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ Height: 3′ Width: 3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Wheat ‘Blonde Ambition’ adds a soft, fine, wispy texture to a garden with its narrow foliage and unusual horizontal flowers. An airy display of flower heads begins in late summer and persists well…

Elephant Bush Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra Height: 2- 3′ Width: 2′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Portulacaria afra is native to South Africa where it is called ‘Spekboom’ (Beacon Tree) by the Afrikaans. In Africa, it is an essential plant for browsing wildlife. The leaves are also commonly eaten in Southern Africa in soups…

Hairy Wedelia Botanical Name: Zexmenia hispida (Wedelia texana) Height: 24″ Width: 18″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Gold (May-October) Zexmenia is a long-lived, reliable and long-blooming plant for the north Texas garden.  It forms a mound of one inch yellow daisies against a backdrop of hairy stems and leaves.  Small amounts of blooms…

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Height: 24-36″ Width: 15″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Performance: Perennial Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ is a late summer to early fall perennial offering golden daisy-like flowers with intense blackish-brown eyes. It has coarse, hairy, serrated foliage that form a thick, dense mound. This vigorous perennial is a true performer in the north Texas landscape….

                                Siam Tulip Botanical Name: Curcuma alismatifolia ‘Siam Shadow’ Height: 24″ Width: 12-18″ Exposure: Part Sun, Shade Performance: Perennial Bloom: Pink-Purple (July-August) Grown for its exquisite tropical summer display, Curcuma’s emerald green foliage emerges in late spring followed by its jeweled amethyst comb-like…

Variegated Spanish Dagger Botanical Name: Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’ Height: 4′ Width: 3′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Performance: Perennial Bloom: Cream (Summer) The blue-green, sword-shaped leaves of Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’ are edged with fine creamy-yellow margins. This perennial offers year-round interest, adding an architectural presence to the garden.  In summer, beautiful cream-colored flowers soar atop a seven-foot flower stalk creating…

Botanical Name: Conoclinium greggii, formerly Eupatorium greggii Height: 24″ Width: 36″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Bluish-Lavender (August-October) The velvety, lavender-blue inflorescences of Conoclinium greggii are an essential to north Texas butterfly gardens. This perennial is a butterfly haven and favorite nectar source of Monarch and Queen butterflies. The cushion-like flowers act as butterfly magnets…