Spring 2023 Native Plant Sale – Final List
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The sale is being held on April 15th from 9 am to noon.
Common Name/Scientific Name Type Plant Description AmericanBeautyberry Callicarpa americana Shrub Great understory shrub. Best with dependable moisture & deep soil. Does not need pruning. Nectar source in spring. Showy fall berriesprovide food for birds. Antelope HornMilkweed Asclepias asperula Perennial Prefers dry, rocky, well drained soil; likes roadsides. Large taproot. Invariably has aphids;predators will control them. Larval hostMonarch, Queen, Skippers. Autumn Sage -assorted colors Salvia greggii varieties Perennial A hummingbird magnet! Ideal for hot dry well-drained alkaline soils. Many color varieties. Diseaseand insect free. Do not fertilize.Prune if too leggy. Black eyed susan Rudbeckia sp. Perennial Easy and trouble-free. Self-sows and produces abundant offsets. Birds attracted to the seeds. Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum Blue Curls Phacelia congesta Annual/Biannual Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis grass Cedar sage Salvia roemeriana Perennial Chili Pequin Capsicum annuumvar. glabriusculum Perennial Chocolate Daisy Berlandiera lyrata Perennial Columbine, Red Aquilegia canadensis Perennial Attracts hummingbirds! Good nectar source in early spring. Readily re-seeds. Likes moisture butmust be in well drained soil. Compact Gold Calylophus Calylophusdrummondii Perennial Bright showy blooms attract pollinators. Low maintenance. Xeric. Likes well drained soil. Roothardy to 0 degrees. Copper CanyonDaisy Tagetes lemmonii Perennial Coral Honeysuckle Lonicerasempervirens Vine Hummingbirds love it! Early spring nectary and butterfly larval food. Long bloom period. Likesmoist, well drained soil. Not aggressive.Suitable for smaller structures Crossvine Bignonia capreolata Vine Grows fast once established. Not invasive or hard to control. Flourishes in part shade. Prefers moistwell drained soil. Showy flowersattract hummingbirds. Damianita Chrysactiniamexicana Perennial Long bloom period. Very heat tolerant. Thrives in poor soil with good drainage. Great for rockgardens and dry borders. Nectar source forbees & butterflies. Engelmann Daisy Engelmanniaperistenia Perennial Tough showy wildflower that blooms most of the summer. Evergreen rosette in winter. Readily selfseeds. Flowers attract butterflies.
Flame Acanthus Anisacanthusquadrifidus var. wrightii Shrub Great hummingbird & butterfly plant. Larval host Crimson Patch and Texan Crescent. Rain triggersbloom. Seeds out readily. Four-Nerve Daisy(Bitterweed) Tetraneuris scaposa Perennial Very hardy, small and compact, highly deer resistant plant. Prefers dry well drained soil. Great forsunny rock gardens. Good nectarsource for bees and butterflies in early spring. Gayfeather (TexasLiatris) Liatris punctata var.mucr Perennial Important nectar source for fall migrating butterflies and hummingbirds. Attractive lavenderfuzzy flowers on stiff unbranched stems. Golden groundsel Packera obovata Evergreen Gregg’s BlueMistflower Conoclinium greggii Perennial A butterfly magnet! Spreads by runners, but easy to contain. Great groundcover. Lowmaintenance, long bloom. Gulf Coast Muhly Muhlenbergiacapillaris Grass Stunning pink to lavender floral display in fall. Functions well in meadow gardens and as a generalgarden plant. Indigo Spires S. longispicata X S. farinacea Perennial Inland Sea Oats Chasmanthiumlatifolium Grass Attractive grass for shade. Graceful drooping seed heads sway in breeze. Reseeds but easy toremove unwanted plants. Good containerplant. Good erosion control on streambanks. Lanceleaf coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata Perennial Easy to grow. Tolerates heat, drought, humidity. Dies to ground in winter. Not reliably perennial butreadily reseeds. Good fornaturalizing. Nectar for pollinators. Lindheimer or Big Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Grass Elegant, large-scale specimen grass. Extremely hardy. Not an aggressive spreader. An alternative to non-native pampas grass. Little bluestem grass Schizachyriumscoparium Grass Very ornamental well behaved native bunchgrass. Tolerates wide range of soils but not wetlandsand not repeated mowing. Larval hostfor skipper butterflies. Lyreleaf Sage Salvia lyrata Evergreen
Mealy Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Perennial Will grow in most soils. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Not aggressive, but re-seeds. Blooms inspring and after rain. Cut back afterbloom to keep neat. Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha Shrub Pink EveningPrimrose Oenothera speciosa Perennial Important nectar source for pollinators. Blooms best in full sun. Can be dense foliage groundcover inshade. Some leaves red in autumn.Can be mowed.
Possumhaw Holly Ilex decidua Shrub Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Perennial Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Showy, easy to grow, spreads by seeds. Long lasting flowers.Cutting flower stalks after springbloom encourages second bloom period. Purple Leatherflower Clematis pitcheri Vine Very hardy delicate looking clematis with showy long lasting flowers and interesting foliage. Seedshave fluffy tails radiating out like a Purple Milkweed Vine Matelea biflora Vine Handsome plant often missed trailing along the ground in open grassy areas. Woody rootstock.Needs well drained location. Larval hostQueen and Monarch butterflies. Rock Penstemon Penstemon baccarifolius Perennial Rock Rose (RosePavonia) Pavonia lasiopetala Perennial Ornamental blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to grow. Not picky about soil ormoisture. Cut back by 1/3 in late winter ifleggy.
RoughstemRosinweed Silphium radula Perennial Smaller stature than Simpson’s Rosinweed. Attractive 2-inch blooms special value to nativebees and butterflies. Larval host for BorderedPatch butterfly. Scarlet Leatherflower Clematis texensis Vine Very hardy delicate looking clematis. Showy flowers. Beautiful accent to shady area. Blooms bestwith half day of sun. Good nectar Scarlet Penstemon(aka HillCountry Penstemon) Penstemon triflorus Perennial Striking prairie or garden plant. Fabulous cut flower. Easy to grow. Readily reseeds. Provides nectarfor butterflies and hummingbirds. Skeleton-leafGoldeneye Viguiera stenoloba Perennial Huge native nectary! Must have good drainage. Hard frost tender but rebounds. Cut back to 6″ inwinter to encourage bushiness. Texas Betony Stachys coccinea Perennial Aromatic foliage and tremendous spring bloom. Blooms into fall. Good in shady places. Great forborders, mixed beds and containers.Hummingbirds love it! Texas Frogfruit Phyla nodiflora Perennial Great groundcover. Butterfly nectar & larval host. Tolerates drought, flooding, and light foot traffic.Goes dormant in hard winter. Texas Greeneyes Berlandierabetonicifolia Perennial Striking yellow flower. Plant looks great surrounded by native grasses. Likes well drained soils.Provides nectar for butterflies and bees. Texas Lantana Lantana urticoides(aka horrida) Shrub Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Long bloom period. Deer may eat blooms but not foliage.Needs good drainage. Freezes in harshwinter but rebounds in spring. Texas Sage ‘GreenCloud’ Leucophyllumfrutescens Shrub Profusion of purple flowers in summer. Makes a fine accent specimen or can be used in hedges andmass plantings. Does not do well withtoo much water or shade. Tropical Sage Salvia coccinea Perennial A showy plant for containers and borders. Easy to grow. Freezes to ground in winter. Butterflies &hummingbirds love it! Turkscap Malvaviscusarboreus var drummondii Perennial Good ornamental for shady sites. Adaptable. Forms an expanding colony but easy to contain.Long bloom period. Great hummingbird &butterfly plant.
White Gaura Oenothera lindheimeri Perennial White Mistflower (Shrubby Boneset) Ageratina havanensis Shrub Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Perennial Winecup, Standing Callirhoe digitata Perennial Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Fits well into both formalgarden areas as well as wild grassy areas. Wooly Ironweed Stemodia lanata Well behaved species. Not a colonizer. Good xeric companion for agave, yucca, cactus. Attractive form all through growing season. Tap root takes a couple years to get established and bulk up its crown. Yarrow, White Achillea millefolium Perennial Yellow Bells (Native) Tecoma stans var. angustata Shrub Great accent shrub. Heat loving, freeze sensitive, recovers quickly in spring. Hardier than tropicals sold in nurseries. Good in large containers. Nectar source. Zizotes Milkweed Asclepias oenotheroides Perennial Larval host for Monarch butterflies. Leafs out & flowers if rains follow dry period. Loves full sun. Prefers sandy, dry soil. Great for butterfly garden.