Category Archives: Texas Superstar

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Variegated Tapioca

    Posted on April 9, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Superstar.

      Manihot esculenta ‘Variegata,’ more often known as Variegated Tapioca, is a unique tropical annual to southern Texas perennial and classified as a Texas Superstar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension office. You can expect this plant to reach 4’-6’ tall and wide and have a naturally sprawling look that should not be […]

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