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Mexican Bush Sage

mexican bush sage

Name: Mexican Bush Sage Height: 3-5′ Width/Spread: 18-24″ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Fall Color/Feature: Velvety purple or deep rose flower spikes with small white flowers. EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance: Do not prune back until after last frost….

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Prairie Zinnia

prairie zinnia

Name: Prairie Zinnia Height: 4-6″ Width/Spread: 4-6″ Light: Sun to Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer/Fall Color/Feature: Yellow-orange daisy-like flowers. Maintenance: Cut back in winter. Botanical Name & Comments: Zinnia grandiflora Numerous flower heads with rays. Flowers do not…

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Zexmenia

zexmenia

Name: Zexmenia Height: 2-3′ Width/Spread: 2.5′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: SE Seasonal Interest: Summer/Fall Color/Feature: Golden yellow Maintenance: It may be cut back by half in July to re-shape or promote denser growth. Botanical Name & Comments: Wedelia hispida (W….

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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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Texas Betony

texas betony flowers

Name: Texas Betony Height: 1-1.5′ Width/Spread: 2-3′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: SE Seasonal Interest: Summer to Fall Color/Feature: Coral / red flowers. Gray-green foliage. Maintenance: Prune back if it becomes ragged and new flowers will emerge. Botanical Name & Comments:…

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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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Mealy Blue Sage

mealy blue sage

Name: Mealy Blue Sage Height: 2-3″ Width/Spread: 18-24″ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring/Summer/Fall Color/Feature: Violet blue EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance: The mealy blue sage requires no pruning, but some tip pinching will encourage more blooms. Botanical Name &…

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Cherry Sage and Autumn Sage

autumn sage or cherry sage

Name: Cherry Sage or Autumn Sage Height: 3′ Width/Spread: 3′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: SE Seasonal Interest: Late Spring to Frost Color/Feature: Orange, salmon, fuchsia, purple, red-violet, burgundy, some with white variegation of leaves or flowers. EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance:…

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