Shasta Daisy

shasta daisy

Name: Shasta Daisy Height: 2.5-3′ Width/Spread: 12-18″ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Summer Color/Feature: White flowers with golden yellow centers Maintenance: Divide to maintain vigor every 3-4 years. Botanical Name & Comments: Leucanthemum x superbum Excellent as a ground cover or border plant since the foliage is attractive and remains green all year. An ideal cut flower, lasting …

Coreopsis

Coreopsis in Bloom

Name: Coreopsis Height: 1-2′ Width/Spread: 6-9″ Light: Sun/part shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Early Fall EarthkindTM Rating: 7 Color/Feature: Yellow Flowers Maintenance: Prune off old blooms for repeated flowering. Botanical Name & Comments: Coreopsis lanceolata Butterfly plant. Native Texas wildflower. Other varieties such as Coreopsis tinctoria are also available. NOTE: There are both annual and perennial varieties.   …

Blanket Flower

blanket flower

  Name: Blanket Flower Height: 18″ Width/Spread: 16″ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to early fall Color/Feature: Various colors such as wine-red or yellow. Daisy-like blooms. Maintenance: Remove spent flowers for continuous display. Cut back untidy growth in late summer. Allow seed heads to completely dry prior to trimming. Botanical Name & Comments: Gaillardia sp. Attracts butterflies. Xeriscapic, …

Black Eyed Susan

black eyed susan

Name: Black Eyed Susan Height: 2′ Width/Spread: 2-3′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer Color/Feature: Yellow flowers with dark centers. Maintenance: Water improves blooms; dead-head blooms for greater flowering. Prune back in late winter. Botanical Name & Comments: Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldstrum’ Good for cut flowers. Multiplies rapidly.   Learn about other water-wise perennials for Lubbock County, courtesy of Lubbock …

Artemisia

Artemesia to illustrate the green leafy perennial

Name: Artemisia Height: 1-2′ Width/Spread: 3-6′ Light: S Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Year-Round Color/Feature: Gray-green foliage that becomes silver-white as it matures EarthKindTM¬†Rating: 10 Maintenance: A rapid grower, this plant tends to become ratty and eventually declines in vigor unless pruned back rather severely at least once a year. Avoid pruning in the heat of summer. Botanical Name & Comments: …