Category Archives: Texas Natives

  • HDG on DIY Yardcrashers

    Posted on September 3, 2016 by Kristin in 3 Dimensional Models, First Time Landscape Owners, Projects, Renovations, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    HDG Landscape Design was fortunate enough to be selected as the first and only Texas designer for DIY Yardcrasher’s Houston episode.  The California crew and host soon realized things really are bigger in Texas after receiving lots of donated resources from generous local companies including Tomball’s beloved nursery, The Arbor Gate.  We were about to […]

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  • Mexican Feather Grass

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, Texas Superstar, The New Homeowner.

    Nassella tenuissima, more often known as Mexican Feather Grass is a common ornamental grass in Texas landscapes and still referred to Stipa tenuissima by some authorities. This perennial grass can reach 24” to 36” in height and 15” to18” in width. Ornamental grasses in general are grown for a texture and interesting foliage. Mexican Feather Grass […]

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  • Red Yucca – Hesperaloe parviflora

    Posted on July 1, 2016 by Kristin in First Time Landscape Owners, Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    Hesperaloe parviflora, also known as Red Yucca, is a moderately growing perennial often used in Texas native and water wise landscaping.  It is hardy in all of Texas, the south and into the mid-west, from zone 5 to 11, and requires full sun. Red Yucca is an evergreen plant with long slender succulent like leaves […]

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  • Turk’s Cap

    Posted on June 22, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, Texas Superstar.

    Malvaviscus arboreus, or Turk’s Cap, is a large flowering shrub with a natural tendencys, has a tropical look with large leaves, and flowers resembling a turk’s cap bloom or a closed hibiscus flower. It can grow 6 to 8 feet tall and wide with a wild habit that, when used correctly, can work well in […]

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  • Texas Sage

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives.

    Texas Sage, commonly known by other names as Cenizo, Texas Ranger, or Barometer Bush, is a well-known native shrub often used in Texas commercial and residential landscapes. Texas Sage is evergreen and typically needs full sun to look its best. Texas Sage has very unique silver-gray velvet textured leaves and bright purple flowers that bloom […]

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  • 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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  • Passionflower Vine

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by Kristin in Texas Natives.

    Passiflora spp., more often known as the Passionflower Vine, is known for its stunning and unique flowers. You can find this semi-evergreen perennial vine from zones 6-11, and it should be planted in full sun. Tendrils allow this vine to climb, and once established, the Passionflower Vine may be difficult to eradicate as it is […]

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  • Texas Star Hibiscus

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by Kristin in Texas Natives.

    Hibiscus coccineus, more often known as Texas Star Hibiscus, is a Texas ‘Super Star’ and perennial shrub many have not given a chance. You can expect this plant to reach anywhere from 3′ to 8.’  This perennial dies back to the ground in the winter, grows from zone 6a to 11, and can withstand many […]

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  • Esperanza – Tecoma stans

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by Kristin in Texas Natives.

    Tecoma stans, more often known as Yellow Bells or Esperanza, is a favorite perennial shrub for Texans. You can expect this plant to reach anywhere from 3′ to 25′ depending on the variety you have selected and your location. Many Esperanza can be treated as an annual to a perennial from zones 7-11. The 2″ […]

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