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Chaste Tree – Vitex

Chaste Tree Vitex in bloom

  Name: Chaste Tree – Vitex Height: 10-15′ Width/Spread: 10-15′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Blue-purple, white, pink-purple, terminal and axillary spikes, late spring or early summer peak and then sporadically until fall. EarthKindTM:…

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Yarrow

yarrow

Name: Yarrow Height: 3-4′ flower stalks Width/Spread: 8-18″ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Spring to Fall Color/Feature: White, yellow, red, pink Maintenance: Prune top 1/2 at end of May and to 3″ after first frost browns leaves. Cut…

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Winecup

winecup or polly mallow

Name: Winecup Height: 1-2′ Width/Spread: 1-2′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Early Summer Color/Feature: Purple/white Maintenance: Cut back to rosette in winter. Botanical Name & Comments: Callirhoe involucrata Foliage has scalloped edges; trails on a vine-like…

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Prairie Verbena

prairie verbena

Name: Prairie Verbena Height: 1′ Width/Spread: 6-18″ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: SE Seasonal Interest: Spring through Fall Color/Feature: Purple EarthKindTM Rating: 8 Maintenance: No maintenance required. Botanical Name & Comments: Verbena bipinnatifida Note: Verbena x hybrida is an annual variety….

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Showy Snowcrop Sedum

showy snowcrop sedum

Name: Showy Snowcrop Sedum Height: 6-24″ Width/Spread: 1-2′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer to Fall Color/Feature: White flowers turning to reddish color in late summer, early fall. EarthKindTM Rating: 10 Maintenance: Sedum do not need deadheading and…

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Blue Anise Sage

blue anise sage

Name: Blue Anise Sage Height: 3-4′ Width/Spread: 4′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring/Summer Color/Feature: Dark blue flowers with almost black sepals. Maintenance: Deadhead blooms for greater flowering. Botanical Name & Comments: Salvia guaranitica Spectacular bloomer with large flowers…

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Lantana

lantana

Name: Lantana Height: 1-6′ Width/Spread: 3-6′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Fall Color/Feature: Highly variable, white, purple, yellow, orange, red, pink,  even with two or three colors on single cyme. EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance: Cut dead…

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Blackfoot Daisy

blackfoot daisy

Name: Blackfoot Daisy Height: 6-12″ Width/Spread: 1-2″ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Spring to Early Fall Color/Feature: White flowers with yellow centers. Maintenance: Prune back if leggy. Botanical Name & Comments: Melampodium leucanthum Attracts butterflies. Texas native. Xeriscape. Excellent…

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