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Tag Archives: flowering perennials for Austin Texas

Red Flowers for the Central Texas Landscape

Looking for some red for your Xeriscape landscape? You are in luck, that happens to be one of my favorite colors (along with green) and I have a list of some beauties for you. We will begin with one of my all time favorites, the Fireman’s Cap Coral Bean. Coral Bean, Firemans Cap Erythrina x …

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Yellow Plants for Central Texas Gardening

Love the color yellow but you’re not quite sure which plants are right for your space? I am here to help, this is a short list (though it is quite long) of some of my favorite yellow Xeriscape plants for Central Texas. Yellow is the color of  happiness, cheerfulness, hope and fun.  Yellow is the …

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“Fireman’s Cap” Coral Bean (Erythrina x bidwillii)

This is one of those plants that literally stopped me in traffic the first time I saw it. I was driving down Bee Cave’s Rd here in Austin, Texas about 10 years ago and just as I was passing by Barton Springs Nursery I did my usual “sneak a peek” as I drove by and some how …

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Thryallis – Golden Shower (Galphimia glauca)

Thryallis is one of the terribly underused and under appreciated, beautifully adapted jewels in the Central Texas landscape. This full to part Sun semi-evergreen, flowering shrub is a great replacement for the terribly overused shrubs most homes have parked outside their windows. Too many cookie cutter plants are used in place of something unusual and this is one …

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Lisa’s “Plant Pick of the Day”, Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Lucatha)

Mexican Bush Sage is one of my favorite Sun plants in the garden.  Its flocculent texture and striking Purple and Lavender flower spikes make this plant a show piece, a butterfly and hummingbird attraction and best of all, it is drought tolerant and practically no maintenance. Hardy for zones 8-10 in even the worst soil …

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