November 17, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ Height: 2-3′ Width: 2′ Exposure: Shade Performance: Perennial  Bloom: Yellow (August-November) The bold, glossy green leaves of Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ look like something straight out of a tropical oasis. Its attractive large, shiny foliage makes the perfect specimen in any moist, well-drained shade garden. The giant round-to kidney-shaped leaves reach anywhere from 12-15” wide….

November 16, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Salvia leucantha Height: 4′ Width: 3-4′ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: Purple/White (September-October) Salvia leucantha is an excellent low-maintenance perennial for showy fall color. Its narrow silver-green foliage produces long cascading-like flower stalks with attractive velvety soft blooms of violet and white. Occasionally, some S. leucanthas produce equally as admirable solid…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Salvia longispicata x farinacea ‘Mystic Spires’ Height: 30-40″ Width: 24″ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial  Bloom: Blue (June -October) Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ is an exceptional perennial for season long color. Adorn landscapes or large mixed containers with the prominent 10” flower stalks of ‘Mystic Spires’. Its deep, true blue flowers provide an excellent nectar source and…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii ‘Buzz’ Height: 2-3′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Perennial Bloom: June-October (Assortment of colors)  Attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds this summer with the showy flowers of ‘Buzz’ Buddleia, a smaller Butterfly Bush suited for patios or small gardens. This deciduous shrubby perennial is a real butterfly treat massed with sweetly scented, 4-6″ long, arching flower…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical name: Aloe dorotheae Height: 12″ Width: 12″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual Bloom: Orange-Red This attractive relatively, low growing Aloe has intense foliage colors ranging from lime green to orange-red to bright crimson. The unique fiery red leaf color occurs in the hot summer if planted in sun. Fleshy, white-spotted succulent leaves reach around 10” long and…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Lantana x hybrida ‘New Gold’ Height: 1-2′ Width: 2-3′ Exposure: Full Sun Performance: Annual/Tender Perennial Lantana ‘New Gold’ provides reliable summer color when temperatures are too hot to handle. This spreading lantana forms a solid mound covered in 1” golden clusters from spring till frost. ‘New Gold’ set the standard in the green industry with its exceptional…

August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical Name: Euphorbia milii  Height: 2-3′ Width: 12-18″ Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Performance: Annual/Tender Perennial Bloom: Pink Euphorbia milii is a novelty. The variety ‘Pink Cadillac’ has coral pink blooms that last for months. Native to Madagascar, E. milii forms thick thorny stems that store water in case of drought. In the landscape, a mild north…

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…