Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Gulf Muhly – Muhlenbergia capillaris

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    Muhlenbergia capillaris, most commonly known as Gulf Muhly, Pink Muhly, or Hair Grass, is a hardy ornamental grass native to Texas and most of the United States; however, it grows most successfully in zones 8-11.  Gulf Muhly grows only to 3 foot tall and wide, and it has a wide range of uses in the […]

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  • Salvia greggii – Autumn Sage

    Posted on June 12, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives.

    Salvia greggii, commonly known as Autumn Sage, is a small woody perennial that is often used commercially in Texas and is found in zones 5-9. This perennial can grow 2-3 feet tall and wide and is easy to grow as it is heat and drought tolerant and considered a native in North America. Salvia greggii […]

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  • Mammoth Sunflower

    Posted on June 11, 2013 by Kristin in Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, The Home Garden.

    Varieties of Helianthus are my favorite summer flowering plants. If you are not known for your green thumb, then this may soon become your favorite garden flower as well. The Mammoth Sunflower is a particularly interesting variety as it will grow over 10 feet tall with flower centers reaching over 8″ in diameter. If you […]

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  • Texas Superstars

    Posted on June 10, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar.

    Many Texans have heard of the terms Texas ‘natives’ and ‘superstar’ plants for Texas but have no idea which plants they are referring to. The “Texas Superstar” plants are those that have been tested by researchers from Texas A&M University to see which varieties perform best in the extreme weather of Texas without regular care and […]

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  • Vitex agnus-castus

    Posted on June 5, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar.

    Vitex agnus-castus, otherwise known as Chaste Tree or Monk’s Pepper, is a popular tree in Texas especially in residential areas, municipal medians, and parks. This deciduous tree can grow anywhere from 12 to 20 feet tall and will grow well in full sun from zones 6-9. Some of the cultivars for this plant are considered […]

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  • Blackberry – Rubus fruticosus

    Posted on June 4, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar, The Home Garden.

    Rubus fruticosus, commonly known as the Blackberry shrub, naturally grows throughout the UK.  Other species that are more naturalized in North America, include the Rubus laciniatus and Rubus armeniacus. This deciduous perennial shrub can be planted in full sun, and the fruiting canes are best managed along a fence line. Even though the Blackberry shrub is […]

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