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Annuals 1 Tweedia caerulea
tweedia
In stock Apocynaceae Heart-shaped fuzzy leaves, red stems and blue flowers. Considered an annual in the Houston area.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Acis autumnalis Amaryllidaceae Plant in well drained soil, sun or part sun. It's perfect for the Houston seasons, except protect below 20 F.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 0 Allium coryi
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Amaryllidaceae Plant in well-drained soil with infrequent water.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 0 Allium drummondii
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Amaryllidaceae Yucca Do Nursery collected these southwest of College Station to conserve them prior to their destruction by a road construction project.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Alocasia cucullata
Buddha’s hand
In stock Araceae As a greenhouse plant, Alocasia cucullata can become quite large reaching 10 ft tall, but outside subjected to freeze it will only reach about 3 ft.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Amorphophallus konjac In stock Araceae Konjac is edible.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Amorphophallus titanum Araceae
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Canna x 'Bengal Tiger' In stock Cannaceae Plant in sunny wet location. The attraction is large orange flowers set above and among large green and yellow striped leaves with maroon edge.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Canna x 'Karen' In stock Cannaceae Tiny leaves and elegant flowers with yellow and light orange sepals. Many thanks to Pat McNeal for this very nice hybrid canna.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Canna x 'Tama-tulipa' In stock Cannaceae Yucca Do Nursery scooped up this striking canna from a waterway in northeastern Mexico. It's big and quite aggressive. Plant in standing water. Full sun.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Cheilocostus speciosus
Crepe Ginger
In stock Costaceae
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'
imperial taro
In stock Araceae Grows very nicely in aquatic conditions in full sun.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'
imperial taro
Araceae Treat as any elephant ear.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Crinum asiaticum In stock Amaryllidaceae Expect die back in a hard freeze. Treat as any crinum.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Crinum x herbertii 'Schreck' Amaryllidaceae 'Schreck' looks great after a deep freeze (8b). It looks great during severe drought. It blooms periodically mid-spring through summer. White flowers are trumpet shaped with a cherry stripe on the inside and outside of each petal. The 2 ft. inflorescence holds numerous flowers and does not flop.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Crinum oliganthum 'West Indies Mini' Amaryllidaceae West Indies Mini is a tiny rhizomatous crinum that can be used as a ground cover. During summer, the small but otherwise pretty typical crinum-like flowers pop up on inflorescences. Delightful is the best way to describe it.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Eucrosia bicolor
Peruvian lily
In stock Amaryllidaceae Flowers form on 2 ft inflorescence. Keep dark and relatively dry in winter.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Habranthus robustus
Rain Lily
In stock Amaryllidaceae
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Hippeastrum blossfeldiae
Blossfeld's amaryllis
In stock Amaryllidaceae Wildly starry shaped flowers on 12 inch inflorescences rapidly multiplying into a gorgeous clump. Glossy narrow deep green foliage. A bulb that should be kept dry in winter.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Hippeastrum parodii In stock Amaryllidaceae A bulb that should be kept warm and dry in winter if you expect to see a bloom. Plant in warm sunny well-drained location.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Hymenocallis maximiliani In stock Amaryllidaceae Many small narrow rather typically shaped spider lily flowers on 3 ft inflorescences. This is a riparian species that can take much water and a pretty fair amount of drought because the roots do deep.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 0 Hymenocallis occidentalis var. eulae
Henry's spiderlily
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In stock Amaryllidaceae These plants were grown from seed collected on an expedition to Navasota, Texas with the express purpose of saving them from road construction. They will go dormant in summer just before blooming!
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Ipheion uniflorum
Spring Starflower
Amaryllidaceae Plant in rocky well-drained location with part shade. Regular water will result in profuse blooming. This bulb can easily be divided
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Leucojum aestivum
summer snowflake
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In stock Amaryllidaceae
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Philodendron recurvifolium In stock Araceae Grow like any philodendron either staked or allowing it to weave through mulch under plants in the garden.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Pinellia pedatisecta In stock Araceae Grow in mulched soil in woodland. Will spread gradually but they're easy to keep under control.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Pinellia tripartita
green dragon
In stock Araceae Spreads by rhizome and seed but not aggressively.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Polianthes tuberosa
Mexican tuberose
In stock Asparagaceae
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 0 Polygonatum biflorum
Solomon's seal
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Asparagaceae Plant in a shady woodland garden. Dormant during winter.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Rhodophiala bifida
oxblood lily
In stock Amaryllidaceae Rhodophiala is one of those antique hand-me-down plants in the amaryllis family that was much used across the Hill Country and can still be found even where homesteads have long disappeared, a testament to its indestructible nature. Its nodding bright red flowers return faithfully every year as long as the bulbs are not disturbed.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Spathicarpa hastifolia
worm plant
Araceae This cold hardy form collected by Yucca Do Nursery went dormant in 7 F and returned in spring. Plant in well drained soil with an hour or two of morning sun.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Xanthosoma atrovirens 'Variegatum Monstrosum'
mouse-cup taro
Araceae Mouse-cup taro has small somewhat tattered leaves that start off light yellow and green maturing to white, green and silver. Each leaf develops a small fold that holds a drop of water.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Xanthosoma brasiliense
Tahitian spinach
In stock Araceae This mottled green aroid is consumed around the world cooked like spinach.
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers 1 Zephyranthes x 'La Bufa Rosa'
rain lily
In stock Amaryllidaceae This highly variable montane rain lily was collected by Yucca Do Nursery on several expeditions to Mexico. The charming flowers appear during summer usually after thundershowers then rebloom into fall.
Cycads 1 Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycadaceae The attraction is the many blue green leaflets and yellow male cone.
Cycads 1 Dioon spinulosum In stock Zamiaceae Plant in very well protected location in very well drained soil in part sun and summer irrigation as required. Expect fast growth and a large specimen.
Cycads 1 Zamia domingensis In stock Zamiaceae Prepare yourself for a zamia on steroids! Long pinnate leaves with long narrow leaflets give the impression of a monstrous coontie after shock treatment.
Cycads 1 Zamia integrifolia
coontie
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In stock Zamiaceae Arching pinnate leaves with many elegant rounded opposite leaflets draw immediate attention to this historic Florida shrub. Beneath the leaves one might find on female plants one or more large orange red cones or on male plants several small yellow brown cones. In a deep freeze, leaves will burn off, yet sprout again in spring. Despite every part being deadly toxic, this plant was processed and consumed by native Americans as flour. Subsequently, European settlers parlayed this knowledge into a multimillion dollar industry that nearly wiped out this plant, which is still endangered in its native range. Their product was arrow root powder used to thicken gravies.
Cycads 1 Zamia integrifolia
coontie
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In stock Zamiaceae
Cycads 1 Zamia vazquezii In stock Zamiaceae It's a nice bushy looking Cycad that would make a beautiful hedge row or flower bed edging. The leaves will burn off at about 22 F, but will regrow in spring. Cover with frost cloth to lower preserve the leaves around 20 F.
Ferns & Allies 1 Adiantum sp.
maidenhair fern
In stock Pteridaceae This as yet unnamed species (Nova) of maidenhair fern was collected near Puerto Purificacion, Mexico. The fronds are very tall; new growth is bronze; and spores are square. Grows well in a woodland garden setting, in loose pine mulch and well-drained gritty soil.
Ferns & Allies 0 Marsilea macropoda
bigfoot water clover
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In stock Marsileaceae Bigfoot water clover is a pretty tough fern -- native to the Hill Country. At first glance it might appear to be a weird oxalis. It is most at home in a wet shaded area, but will travel into full sun if watered.
Ferns & Allies 1 Marsilea strigosa In stock Marsileaceae This aquatic plant has been offered over the last few years. It's perfect for shallow garden ponds.
Ferns & Allies 1 Microsorum fortunei
Fortune's ribbon fern
In stock Polypodiaceae Densely clustered cascading 15 inch narrow leaves will add an elegance and luxuriant feel to your woodland garden or tall glazed planter.
Ferns & Allies 1 Phlebodium pseudoaureum In stock Polypodiaceae
Ferns & Allies 0 Psilotum nudum
whisk fern
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Psilotaceae Lacking roots and leaves and having only a bare-bones vascular system, this ferny plant has travelled amazingly far distances around the world. Technically, it can't survive a deep freeze but has been known to survive well below freezing in a pot. Best in a greenhouse to let you know you're doing everything right.
Ferns & Allies 1 Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki'
tongue fern
In stock Polypodiaceae Plant in a well drained sloped mulched bed and water sparingly. Its tongue-shaped stiff leaves arising from rhizomes make a very nice ground cover. In a humid greenhouse it may be grown on rock or tree limb since it is an epiphyte and will cling to those surfaces.
Ferns & Allies 1 Selaginella biformis Selaginellaceae Perfect for a patio pot. The attraction is weeping foliage that turns red if stressed.
Ferns & Allies 1 Selaginella braunii
Braun's arborvitae fern
Selaginellaceae This spikemoss has very intricate bright green foliage. In a mulched well-drained bed, its rhizomes will spread to very slowly form an expanding clump.
Ferns & Allies 1 Thelypteris sp. In stock Thelypteridaceae Spreads readily around the greenhouse but doesn't like to be potted.
Ficus 1 Ficus auriculata In stock Moraceae Plant in protected location. The primary attraction is the very large 15 inch leaves. Container. House plant.
Ficus 1 Ficus benghalensis 'Krishnae'
Krishna's butter cup
In stock Moraceae This sacred tree of India can reach extraordinary size outside of freeze zones and when given enough water. Here in Houston, it is likely to freeze back every year or die. But propagate like other ficus so you can keep it going for many years.
Ficus 1 Ficus carica 'P. M. Figgy' Moraceae Expect good tasting purple figs on a continuous basis summer and fall.
Ficus 1 Ficus formosana In stock Moraceae Ficus formosana is primarily used as a bonsai plant but really could easily be a house plant in a room with vaulted ceiling or an outdoor tree in a protected location. Though it's only rated zone 10, it will actually return from much colder temperatures, guessing 15 F.
Ficus 1 Ficus gasparriniana
Christmas fig
In stock Moraceae Quite cold hardy for a ficus. It produces a mound of lacerated foliage and many bright red fruits. The more sun, the more water it needs. One thing is for sure, it will never look food in a pot.
Ficus 1 Ficus aff. heterophylla In stock Moraceae Leaves are bright green upper and greenish yellow beneath. Veins beneath, petioles and stems are a bloody red. Figs are also red.
Ficus 1 Ficus pseudopalma In stock Moraceae
Ficus 1 Ficus religiosa
Bodhi tree
In stock Moraceae Bodhi tree is one of those plants that can be grown here is southeast Texas in a well-protected spot with some morning sun where it will return above 15 F year after year, never taller than about 6 ft.
Ficus 1 Ficus sp. 'Mr. Rubber' In stock Moraceae Many thanks to Darlene Morris for sending this beautiful tree ficus to us. Expect it to resprout from a deep freeze if planted in a semi-protected location.
Ficus 1 Ficus tannoensis In stock Moraceae Large bluish-green matte leaves, with gentle lobing. Produces many small red figs in fall. This plant survived 7 F in a semi-protected area.
Ficus 1 Ficus tikoua In stock Moraceae A Far Reaches Farm introduction. This is a very manageable easily restrained ground cover for a shady location. Large oblong bright green leaves and dense growth habit.
Ficus 1 Ficus vaccinioides
Formosan creeping fig
In stock Moraceae Reliably cold hardy in a shady spot. Glossy bright green foliage makes it a perfect plant for a tall terra cotta pot mulched with pea gravel.
Ficus 1 Ficus virens In stock Moraceae In zone 8b, this ficus will always be a small 8 ft tree, compared to a very large tree in its native range. The large ribbed leaves are the real attraction.
Grasses 0 Bouteloua gracilis 'Angel Eye Lash' In stock Poaceae A dainty smallish grass with ornamental golden spikes introduced by John Greenlee who uses it in meadow restoration. Allow to naturalize.
Grasses 1 Carex baccans In stock Cyperaceae The attraction is bright red seed heads in winter and 3 ft dark green leaves. May produce fewer seed heads in shade and may not be as red. May be herbaceous below 15 F, and has a good chance of dying around 10 F, especially in shade.
Grasses 1 Carex baltzellii
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Cyperaceae The attraction is long narrow light blue-green leaves.
Grasses 0 Carex praegracilis
clustered field sedge
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In stock Cyperaceae
Grasses 0 Eragrostis intermedia 'Madera Creek'
plains lovegrass
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In stock Poaceae A very wispy bunch grass with a bluish hue to the leaves. Very drought tolerant.
Grasses 0 Leersia monandra
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In stock Poaceae Lime green weeping narrow leaves brighten part sun to shade areas. Adaptable to regularly flooded sites and very drought tolerant! Abundantly reseeds and naturalizes. Find it growing wild in Monument Hill State Park in La Grange, Texas.
Grasses 0 Poa arachnifera
Texas blue grass
Poaceae
Rare Collector 1 Begonia x 'Phoe's Cleo' In stock Begoniaceae Grown in filtered sun, it's a smaller plant with small jagged speckled lime green leaves and hairy bright red petioles. Grown in shade, leaves become larger, a mottled dark green.
Rare Collector 1 Begonia x 'Yosemite' In stock Begoniaceae The long angel-wing leaves look like Yosemite Sam's moustache...at least enough to be humorous. Very well drained potting mix, 50% perlite. Allow to dry out between waterings.
Rare Collector 1 Beschorneria aff. rigida In stock Asparagaceae Grown from garden seed from plant collected by Yucca Do Nursery near Jacala, Mexico at 5500 ft. elevation, an area having summer rainfall and dry winters. Plant in a very well-drained location near a deciduous tree so that it gets some shade in summer and plenty of winter sun. The flower is very colorful and festive.
Rare Collector 1 Beschorneria septentrionalis
false agave
In stock Asparagaceae Plant in a very well-drained location near a deciduous tree so that it gets some shade in summer and plenty of winter sun. The flower is very colorful and festive.
Rare Collector 1 Brahea moorei
dwarf rock palm
In stock Arecaceae These plants are grown from garden seed harvested from plants collected in Mexico at 8,000 ft elevation. Broad leaves that are blue-green on top and silver-gray below, with drooping fingers, would be stunning enough, yet imagine 3 ft gold inflorescences spiking through the foliage in fall. It's a small manageable palm that needs very well drained soil.
Rare Collector 0 Manihot walkerae
Walker's manihot
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Euphorbiaceae Plant after last frost in part shade. Prefers to grow onto the stems of a shrub.
Rare Collector 1 Peliosanthes sp. 'Thai Dwarf' In stock Asparagaceae Blue berries. Deep green narrow acute leaves.
Rare Collector 0 Trillium gracile
wakerobin
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In stock Melanthiaceae Trillium returns in early spring to form a luscious mottled green patch. It is a very fragile plant best grown on a slope in a mulched woodland garden with light shade well away from foot traffic. They slowly fade in late spring and are dormant by mid-summer.
Shade Perennials 1 Aechmea gamosepala
matchstick bromeliad
In stock Bromeliaceae Throw it in a shady well-drained bed and watch it form a nice clump with a steady production of very neat bright flowers.
Shade Perennials 1 Alpinia nutans
Dwarf Cardamom
In stock Zingiberaceae
Shade Perennials 1 Alstroemeria psittacina 'Variegata'
variegated parrot lily
Alstroemeriaceae This variegated form of the parrot lily is not nearly as aggressive as the species, and tends to do much better with regular water in summer.
Shade Perennials 1 Anemone x 'Alice Staub' In stock Ranunculaceae There are a number of different selections of Japanese anemones, a misnomer as their parentage is really native to China but became popular in Japan, where they are now naturalized. Most fail to prosper in Gulf Coast gardens, but this form that the late Alice Staub received from Lynn Lowrey has stood the test of time in her Houston garden, growing vigorously and flowering reliably in fall. We have a lush patch of this just north of John’s house, where it even receives a few hours of direct sun.
Shade Perennials 1 Ardisia crispa In stock Primulaceae Best described as quaint and festive due to its diminutive evergreen story book look. Though listed as invasive in some states, we beg to disagree and highly recommend it.
Shade Perennials 1 Ardisia japonica 'Andre the Giant' Primulaceae Plant in well-drained soil. Will spread by rhizome, The attraction is much larger berries than the species.
Shade Perennials 1 Ardisia japonica In stock Primulaceae Plant is shaded site. Otherwise treat the same as ardisia.
Shade Perennials 1 Ardisia japonica 'Angyo Pixie' Primulaceae Plant in well drained soil and keep slightly moist. Is not invasive like to species.
Shade Perennials 1 Asarum arifolium
arrow-leaf wild ginger
In stock Aristolochiaceae Leaves are forest green with silver veins, and beneath are dark purple pitcher-shaped flowers with light red lips.
Shade Perennials 1 Asarum splendens
wild ginger
In stock Aristolochiaceae The attraction is the olive green and silver mottled foliage that makes a wonderful groundcover in a well-drained mulched bed.
Shade Perennials 1 Aspidistra ebianensis 'Haye's Stars' In stock Asparagaceae This tropically lush aspidistra cultivar is very cold hardy. The spots are attractive, and its hidden flowers are like tiny tarts with raspberry filling.
Shade Perennials 1 Aspidistra oblanceifolia 'Nagoya Stars' In stock Asparagaceae A very floriferous aspidistra with many red flowers appearing at the base of the leaves.
Shade Perennials 1 Aucuba japonica 'Honshu' In stock Garryaceae Jagged leaves interspersed with many red berries in winter will add to the holiday festivities. The plant is lush and has no armaments.
Shade Perennials 1 Begonia heracleifolia In stock Begoniaceae It's a brawny begonia with large lobes marked black or dark green along the margin and mottled lighter greens within. The clusters of pink flowers are quite stunning. Plant in very well-drained mulched soil with some protection from wind which has a tendency to dry out the leaves.
Shade Perennials 1 Billbergia nutans
queen's tears
In stock Bromeliaceae In its native habitat or a greenhouse, it's a epiphyte but does well here in a pot or a flower bed with good drainage. Surprisingly drought tolerant and cold hardy. Gorgeous flowers.
Shade Perennials 1 Billbergia nutans
queen's tears
In stock Bromeliaceae Thin leaf form collected by Yucca Do Nursery.
Shade Perennials 0 Blephilia ciliata
Ohio horsemint
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Lamiaceae Plant in a raised bed that gets 4 hours of sun per day. Too much shade or too much water cause it to rot during winter.
Shade Perennials 1 Bletilla striata
Chinese ground orchid
In stock Orchidaceae Each plant typically produces several deep purple flowers mid-spring.
Shade Perennials 1 Costus pictus
Painted Spiral Ginger
In stock Costaceae Ornamental flowers, leaves, stems...what's not to like? And it's not aggressive at all.
Shade Perennials 1 Curcuma elata
Hidden Ginger
Zingiberaceae
Shade Perennials 1 Cyanotis sp. In stock Commelinaceae This water-loving relative of Tradescantia pallida is perfect for a shaded moist bed where it can go bananas. The attraction is purple foliage and small purple flowers and white hairs on all parts.
Shade Perennials 1 Cymbidium sinense
terrestrial orchid
Orchidaceae Plant in well drained bright shade location with plenty of mulch. A hard freeze will knock out the blooms and a much harder one will cause it to die back to the ground, yet it will return in late spring.
Shade Perennials 1 Dentaria diphylla 'American Sweetheart'
crinkleroot toothwort
In stock Brassicaceae Although crinkleroot has a really sweet little white flower, the great attraction is its serrated lobed olive green leaves with light green veins and purple underside. Try not to step on it when it goes dormant in summer
Shade Perennials 1 Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Blue Ginger
Commelinaceae Blue ginger is the oldest plant in the garden, originally planted in 1971. That's quite an incredible claim considering the number of gardeners that have killed it, primarily due to exposure to deep freeze. The trick is to grow it in heavily mulched soil with a ground cover. The location should be somewhat protected by overhead canopy and the soil should be well-drained because this plant is prone to rot. Furthermore, despite being evergreen, it will die back in a freeze. So to hedge the risk of losing it, prior to a freeze, cut the canes and propagate by setting them in water or laying them atop a tray of dirt in the greenhouse.
Shade Perennials 1 Drimiopsis botryoides In stock Asparagaceae Keep very dry in winter. Water very sparingly.
Shade Perennials 1 Drimiopsis maculata
African false hosta
In stock Asparagaceae Expect it to die back in a hard freeze. Plant in a well mulched spot and it will spread by rhizome forming several clumps over many years.
Shade Perennials 0 Erigeron flagellaris
trailing fleabane
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In stock Compositae Spreads by stolon to form very large mats, yet not at all a nuisance!
Shade Perennials 1 Farfugium japonicum var. giganteum
ligularia
In stock Compositae Farfugium, or tractor seat plant, has become an essential ingredient in elegant lush gardens. Whether planted in heavily mulched shade or near a water feature, it will need regular frequent water. Over the years it will reseed to form a number of clumps which in fall will be topped with bright yellow daisy-like flowers, followed by puffy spheres of seeds each to be carried by the wind.
Shade Perennials 1 Gasteria batesiana Xanthorrhoeaceae Plant in gritty well-drained soil and water infrequently.
Shade Perennials 1 Globba schomburgkii In stock Zingiberaceae
Shade Perennials 1 Globba winitii
dancing lady
Zingiberaceae Pendant showy flowers appear beneath long narrow leaves. Plant in well watered location.
Shade Perennials 1 Justicia fulvicoma
orange shrimp plant
In stock Acanthaceae Bracted flowers with gold strappy petals on long stems make for a fairly impressive clump when not much else is blooming. Propagated from specimen collected in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Shade Perennials 1 Justicia spicigera In stock Acanthaceae Spicigera (spik-EE-ger-uh) is another one of those hand-me-down plants that has stood the test of time in Houston area gardens. It slowly forms a 6 ft clump of bright green foliage and orange tubular flowers. Expect it to freeze back most winters.
Shade Perennials 1 Kaempferia pulchra In stock Zingiberaceae
Shade Perennials 1 Kaempferia rotunda 'Raven' Zingiberaceae Beautiful early summer bloom, followed by very distinctive silvery checked foliage
Shade Perennials 0 Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
Turk's Cap
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In stock Malvaceae Tolerant of dry alkaline soil to wet gumbo. Best in part shade.
Shade Perennials 1 Ophiopogon jaburan
giant striped mondo grass
In stock Asparagaceae Mondo to the max will form large six foot clumps of elegant 24 inch slender leaves and in August send up white lily-like flowers on spikes.
Shade Perennials 1 Oxalis triangularis
false shamrock
In stock Oxalidaceae Dark purple leaves eventually will begin to pop up thought the woodland garden.
Shade Perennials 0 Packera obovata
golden groundsel
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In stock Compositae Plant in well-drained mulched shady spot and water regularly. In a few years, expect a large patch from reseeding and spreading stolons. Flowers form on 3 ft inflorescences. It's a glorious site.
Shade Perennials 1 Piper sp. Piperaceae This relative of the root beer plant was given to us by Mercer Arboretum. It definitely has the pipe-shaped flower typical of the genus but the long narrow glossy leaves put it in a different class.
Shade Perennials 1 Rohdea japonica
Japanese sacred lily
Asparagaceae Rohdea japonica makes a wonderful textured groundcover for the woodland garden. Plant in heavily mulched location.
Shade Perennials 1 Rubus moluccanus
Broad-leaf bramble
In stock Rosaceae This Australian raspberry is attractive for it's large fuzzy leaves on arching stems -- perfect for a tall vase. But it also produces small edible raspberries consumed by birds which spread seeds. This plant will make a nice addition to any queach because it spreads by layered stems. It's not overly aggressive though.
Shade Perennials 0 Sanguinaria canadensis
blood root
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In stock Papaveraceae The bluish shoots of Sanguinaria canadensis form a patchy groundcover of deeply lobed leaves and white flowers with gold center. Though widely native to Canada and the eastern US south to the Florida panhandle, each local population has its own unique genetic makeup, or provenance. The Florida provenance, as pictured, is smaller. The flowers are pollinated by bees but produce no nectar. The seeds are gathered by ants and taken to their nests where they germinate in the insects' debris.
Shade Perennials 1 Saururus chinensis
Lizard's Tail
In stock Saururaceae Best grown in a closed pond because it can form a large colony. The white streaked upper foliage and white petal-less flowers are very attractive.
Shade Perennials 1 Scutellaria indica var. parvifolia
dwarf Indian skullcap
In stock Lamiaceae This velvet-leafed small plant is perfect for the rock garden. May be an annual in Texas, but will reseed just enough to maintain itself. Summer shade and winter sun is the best combination.
Shade Perennials 0 Scutellaria integrifolia
helmet-flower
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Lamiaceae Plant in well-drained sandy soil. Will reseed extensively, so in a few years a variety of native bees and butterflies with be thankful.
Shade Perennials 1 Scutellaria longifolia 'Purple Fountains' Lamiaceae This very floriferous skullcap will die back after a freeze but return in zone 8b. Give it plenty of mulch so the rhizomes can thoroughly establish.
Shade Perennials 0 Scutellaria ovata
heartleaf skullcap
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Lamiaceae Self-sows and spreads by rhizome. Will form a large patch. Plant in rocky well-drained soil or a mulched bed.
Shade Perennials 0 Scutellaria ovata 'Silver Leaf'
heartleaf skullcap
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Lamiaceae A variation of the heartleaf skullcap that has silvery-gray leaves and is more vigorous.
Shade Perennials 0 Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Blue-eyed Grass
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Iridaceae Plant in somewhat low moist soil without mulch. Keep moist. Divide every other year.
Shade Perennials 1 Tetramerium sp. In stock Acanthaceae
Shade Perennials 0 Thalictrum dasycarpum
meadow rue
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Ranunculaceae In the hot south, prefers afternoon shade and medium water, despite the fact that it grows in full sun in the wild.
Shade Perennials 1 Tinantia pringlei 'Panther'
Mexican speckled wandering Jew
In stock Commelinaceae Just a very purple cultivar of the species.
Shade Perennials 1 Tinantia pringlei
Mexican speckled wandering Jew
Commelinaceae Though it's related to "That Purple Thing That Took Over The Yard" called Tradescantia pallida, Tinantia pringlei on the other hand is a dainty unassuming little ground cover with lots of character.
Shade Perennials 1 Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilty Pleasure'
toad lily
In stock Liliaceae The attraction is golden leaves. Spreads by rhizome.
Shade Perennials 1 Tricyrtis sp. 'Tojen'
toad lily
In stock Liliaceae This toadlily has large weeping foliage and profuse flowering. Reseeding is a bonus!
Shade Perennials 1 Tricyrtis x 'Alice Staub'
toad lily
Liliaceae
Shrubs 1 Adina rubella In stock Rubiaceae Spherical shaped flowers with short petals and long stamens. Glossy narrow green leaves.
Shrubs 0 Aloysia gratissima
Beebrush
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In stock Verbenaceae Beebrush is a very aromatic native Texas relative of almond verbena. Pollinator heaven!
Shrubs 1 Aloysia virgata
almond verbena
In stock Verbenaceae Attracts a wide variety of pollinators attracted by the incredible fragrance.
Shrubs 0 Amorpha roemeriana
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Leguminosae Another riparian amorpha endemic to limestone banks of the Edwards Plateau.
Shrubs 0 Amyris texana
Torchwood
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In stock Rutaceae A dense evergreen native Texas shrub to about 5 feet that goes up into a blaze if put to flame. It's xeric and cold hardy. Gorgeous black berries are edible (though flavor may not appeal to all). And it's host to the giant swallowtail butterfly.
Shrubs 1 Ardisia crenata
coralberry
In stock Primulaceae Coralberry is a controversial little plant because it can really go nuts in the wild, a radical propensity that landed it on several invasive plant lists, though we believe it to be harmless in a small suburban yard and worth the beautiful winter red berries. These berries, unfortunately, have a bad reputation for being toxic to livestock and cats, though the seeds are dispersed by raccoons and birds. If your cat does eat these berries and dies, please let us know. We keep this information in a database called "The Quirks of Cats."
Shrubs 1 Bauhinia bartlettii Leguminosae Plant in sharply drained soil, like a gravelly hillside. This is a small tree. Wild collected in Mexico
Shrubs 1 Bauhinia galpinii In stock Leguminosae Summer into fall, this stunning large shrub is covered with red flowers similar to other orchid trees and has luscious green bilobed leaves -- and attracts many butterflies.
Shrubs 0 Bauhinia lunarioides
anacacho tree
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In stock Leguminosae Anachacho is similar to other orchid trees, but the flowers and leaves are smaller, but it's much cold hardier, as you might expect of a west Texas native. In sun it is a small multitrunked shrub, while in shade it will sprawl.
Shrubs 1 Bauhinia macranthera
Chihuahuan orchid tree
Leguminosae If grown in shade, it will sprawl for the sun like other bauhinias and will need to be propped. It's very cold hardy, but plant only after last frost, also like many other bauhinia.
Shrubs 1 Bauhinia natalensis Leguminosae
Shrubs 1 Bauhinia ramosissima In stock Leguminosae
Shrubs 0 Buddleja sessiliflora
tepozan
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In stock Scrophulariaceae This long-lived shrub has occupied a place next the entrance for many years, having returned from all freezes and survived all droughts with no supplemental irrigation, yet it never ceases to produce long yellow spiked flowers and silver green foliage. Truly, a remarkable plant.
Shrubs 1 Buddleja x 'Orange Scepter' Scrophulariaceae Dominating is the word to describe this plant's position in the perennial garden. Large fuzzy gray green leaves and long golden erect flower spikes grab you and hold you until you admit that this plant is in fact dominating.
Shrubs 1 Callicarpa acuminata In stock Lamiaceae Picture very large green leaves and large clusters of jet black berries on a monster of a 15 ft callicarpa that was collected by John Fairey in Mexico.
Shrubs 0 Callicarpa americana 'Berries 'n Cream'
American Beauty Berry
In stock Lamiaceae
Shrubs 1 Callicarpa longissima In stock Lamiaceae This large beauty berry from Asia has long narrow foliage and bright white berries. Plant in well drained soil in filtered light, preferably under a deciduous tree.
Shrubs 1 Callicarpa pilosissima In stock Lamiaceae This is probably the most stunning beautyberry we've seen. Large bright green leaves with smooth margins and an abundance of fuzz on new growth.
Shrubs 1 Callicarpa rubella Lamiaceae The berries are an amethyst color and the leaves are narrow and fuzzy. This Taiwan native has a droopy look, almost weeping. Overall a top beauty berry. Medium water, and part shade.
Shrubs 1 Callicarpa salicifolia In stock Lamiaceae Uniquely loose clusters of lavender blossoms amid narrow slightly serrated foliage, followed by bright amethyst berries in fall.
Shrubs 1 Callistemon x 'Hot Pink' In stock Myrtaceae Dense foliage and dense hot pink blooms. A very cold hardy bottlebrush. Any soil.
Shrubs 1 Cestrum aurantiacum 'Orange Zest' In stock Solanaceae It needs to be regularly cut back to promote new growth and flowering. It grows during warm weather, including during warm winter periods, and will die back partly at about 24F or fully at about 15F. So it does require a little work to look best, but is well worth the effort in return for profuse golden tubular flower clusters. After many years, the clump will grow to be unmanageable if lower limbs are not removed because it will readily layer itself.
Shrubs 1 Chimonanthus nitens
Chinese wintersweet
In stock Calycanthaceae The dense dark green foliage makes this 10 ft mammoth shrub an excellent screen. Opaque aromatic flowers in winter!
Shrubs 0 Condalia hookeri
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In stock Rhamnaceae Incredible Hill Country native shrub! Part sun to part shade. Lime green new foliage and very light bark. Dark edible berries in fall. Thorns.
Shrubs 0 Coursetia axillaris Leguminosae
Shrubs 0 Dalea greggii
Gregg's dalea
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In stock Leguminosae Silvery blue leaves with tomentum. Plant in extremely well drained soil, especially in wet winter regions. Great for the hell strip. Expect it to layer and fill out an area.
Shrubs 1 Dombeya burgessiae In stock Malvaceae We have no experience growing this plant. You're on your own!
Shrubs 1 Duranta erecta
pigeon berry
Verbenaceae Plant after last frost to allow it to deeply root, otherwise it may not return from a freeze below 25 F. This amazing bloomer attracts every pollinator in a wide vicinity.
Shrubs 1 Eugenia noumeensis Myrtaceae An endangered tree from the maquis and dry forests of New Caledonia. Produces green edible fruit.
Shrubs 1 Eupatorium Viburnifolium In stock Compositae
Shrubs 1 Eysenhardtia texana
kidney wood
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Leguminosae I'll wager that no plant on the planet attracts such a wide diversity of pollinators than Kidney Wood. It's mind-boggling to watch the large numbers of flies, wasps and bees. Plant in very sunny spot. Needs no supplemental irrigation once established.
Shrubs 0 Forestiera angustifolia 'Pendula'
elbow bush
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In stock Oleaceae Elbow Bush, or swamp privet, is a versatile plant that does well in boggy temporarily flooded areas and temporarily dried out areas.
Shrubs 1 Galphimia glauca Malpighiaceae May be root hardy to 15 F. Plant in protected area. Long bloom season. Reseeds.
Shrubs 1 Grewia lasiocarpa In stock Malvaceae We have no experience growing this plant. You're on your own!
Shrubs 1 Hamelia patens 'Lime Sizzler'
Hummingbird bush
In stock Rubiaceae
Shrubs 0 Heimia salicifolia
the sun opener, sinicuichi
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In stock Lythraceae Reportedly, consumption of the leaves induces vivid dreams and deepens consciousness. We have no personal experience though. Texas valley native, growing to 4 to 8 ft. Lots of small yellow flowers beginning summer into fall. Herbaceous in 8b. Medium to low water. This plant returned from 7 F.
Shrubs 0 Helianthus mollis
ashy sunflower
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In stock Compositae When this plant colonizes an area by rhizome, the ashy green leaves are quite spectacular. Great native Texas naturalizer for birds and butterflies.
Shrubs 1 Hydrangea quercifolia
oakleaf hydrangea
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In stock Hydrangeaceae This selection came from Lynn Lowrey who collected it in Alabama for its attractive foliage. Grow in well mulched well drained moist soil.
Shrubs 0 Hypericum densiflorum
bushy St. John's wort
In stock Hypericaceae This riparian species is perfectly happy with wet roots and in a sunny spot will respond with dense foliage and many yellow flowers.
Shrubs 1 Hypericum lissophloeus
smoothbark St. Johnswort
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In stock Hypericaceae This hypericum has such tiny needle-like leaves that are dwarfed by the yellow flowers typical of hypericums. It is native to the edges of limestone sinks. So once established, it can handle some drought and also much temporary flooding. It should be planted in well-drained soil. It cannot handle boggy conditions.
Shrubs 1 Illicium parviflorum 'Forest Green' In stock Schisandraceae
Shrubs 1 Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine' In stock Schisandraceae
Shrubs 1 Juanulloa aurantiaca
gold finger
In stock Solanaceae It may take a few winters to really get some momentum behind Gold Finger, but it will be worth waiting to see this spectacular liana form climber poking around your shrubs or trellises with gorgeous golden orange flowers. Protect from frost. Expect it to die back in the high 20s and return above 20, about.
Shrubs 0 Leucophyllum x 'Grace' Scrophulariaceae Many thanks to Pat McNeal for this stunning leucophyllum. Pale pink blooms are the attraction.
Shrubs 1 Mahonia chochoco In stock Berberidaceae Collected during several expeditions to Mexico, these mahonias were often seen growing out of rock crevasses on cliffs. Chochoco is adaptable to clay or sandy loam and sun or part shade. The bright yellow display of full grown plants if nearly breathtaking.
Shrubs 1 Mahonia gracilis In stock Berberidaceae The garden specimens were collected from various locations in Mexico. Nursery offerings are propagated from garden seed.
Shrubs 1 Mahonia pallida Berberidaceae Pallida produces long racemes of small white and yellow flowers which transition to impressive purplish blue fruit in fall.
Shrubs 1 Mahonia x Berberidaceae This seedling was found growing in the garden, probably a hybrid of the many Asian mahonias there.
Shrubs 0 Malpighia glabra In stock Malpighiaceae
Shrubs 0 Maytenus phyllanthoides
Mangle Dulce
In stock Celastraceae This tree is native to coastal regions of Texas and Mexico on both coasts, though much smaller along the Texas coast. It's very drought tolerant.
Shrubs 1 Millettia pulchra In stock Leguminosae Mindboggling clusters of purple flowers amid pinnate foliage over a long bloom season.Bronze new growth next to mature bright green pinnate leaves makes for a stunning ornamental.
Shrubs 1 Muehlenbeckia platyclados
Tapeworm Plant
In stock Polygonaceae Expect die back below 20 F and resprout above 15 F. It can get very large if grown through a trellis or the stems of a large shrub. Keep the ground moist.
Shrubs 1 Nashia inaguensis
moujean tea
In stock Verbenaceae Nashia inaguensis has tiny resin coated bright green leaves and tiny white flowers. It grows on rock outcrops in the Caribbean where its leaves are used to make tea. It is also used to make bonsai. This plant is prone to drought and sun shock. Keep moist and protect from frost.
Shrubs 1 Osmanthus fragrans 'Tianxiang Taige' Oleaceae This new cultivar introduced by Nurseries Caroliniana produces very large aromatic flower clusters.
Shrubs 1 Osteomeles schwerinae
Chinese emperor plum
In stock Rosaceae
Shrubs 1 Phymosia umbellata In stock Malvaceae This red Mexican hibiscus will return every year in zone 8b, and maybe lower! Plant in well drained soil but not allowed to stay soggy. Plant in protected location.
Shrubs 1 Randia laetevirens In stock Rubiaceae Beautiful verdant obovate leaves with numerous white berries in fall. This large shrub is heavily armed with one inch thorns.
Shrubs 1 Roldana aschenborniana Compositae
Shrubs 1 Ruscus aculeatus
butcher's broom
In stock Asparagaceae The attraction is deep green evergreen foliage and very conspicuous profuse berries in fall. This is a self-fertile selection. Very slow grower.
Shrubs 1 Ruscus hypoglossum
butcher's broom
Asparagaceae
Shrubs 1 Salvia blepharophylla In stock Lamiaceae Plant in a well mulched part sun area where it has room to spread. More sun, more blooms. It's easy to keep it restricted. Propagated by cutting from plants collected in Mexico.
Shrubs 1 Salvia blepharophylla 'Diablo' Lamiaceae Salvia blepharophylla 'Diablo' is a selection of eyelash sage that is unique for its blood-red flowers, which are narrow and distinctly marked by a set of stark-white horns where the flower hood meets the lower lip, creating a devilish appearance. Its foliage is narrower and makes a tighter clump than 'Painted Lady.'
Shrubs 1 Schaefferia frutescens Celastraceae Likes a high pH or calcareous soil, or clay or loam. Tolerates drought. Can be trimmed into a spherical hedge for a formal garden. Has thorns. The attraction is year round berries maturing to red. Mature specimens will return in zone 8b.
Shrubs 1 Serissa japonica In stock Rubiaceae This is a very attractive compact sub-shrub with tiny leaves and tiny flowers.
Shrubs 0 Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
coralberry
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In stock Caprifoliaceae Compact form.
Succulents 1 Aechmea recurvata 'Benrathii'
urn plant
Bromeliaceae This epiphyte does best in loose gravel and watered frequesntly and kept warm.
Succulents 1 Agave americana var. protoamericana 'Pokey Ghost' In stock Asparagaceae 'Pokey Ghost' was collected by Yucca Do Nursery in Mexico. It grows slowly to a medium size. Leaves are powdery blue with ghostly bud prints and prominent reddish teeth. Expect cold damage below 20 F.
Succulents 1 Agave americana In stock Asparagaceae
Succulents 1 Agave bracteosa
Squid Agave
In stock Asparagaceae Squid agave forms 6 foot sized clumps, each pup swimming in its own direction. Funky is probably the best word for it.
Succulents 1 Agave ferdinandi-regis
king of the agaves
In stock Asparagaceae Stiff glaucous spirally arranged foliage with stunning white bud prints make this agave from Saltillo, Mexico a real eye-catcher. Though slow growing and small in stature, it is appropriately named King of the Agaves. Expect many pups over the years. Best kept dry in winter.
Succulents 1 Agave filifera In stock Asparagaceae Similar to A. schidigera in that the leaves are narrow, have curly fibers on the margin and have similar markings. On the other hand, filifera makes offsets (clumping).
Succulents 1 Agave funkiana Asparagaceae In full sun, Agave funkiana will have many erect leaves, whereas in shade it will have fewer leaves with sort of a funky slightly twisted appearance. This is definitely one for the hell strip.
Succulents 1 Agave guiengola In stock Asparagaceae Great for a well-ventilated dry greenhouse.
Succulents 0 Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'
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In stock Asparagaceae Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' - in all its native Texas four color variegated glory - is one of the most popular agaves. This agave naturally prefers a part shade spot with some afternoon sun. In this type of light, the colors really stand out (as you can see from the photos), and it tends to be more cold hardy. The small plant in the photo suffered no freeze damage during this past 7F winter! It also prefers very well-drained soil and some gravel mulch. At maturity (1.5x1.5 ft) it will produce several pups or offshoots which will form a small clump. Also expect very sharp spines and very pointy teeth on the margin of the leaves. When potted, many will start pupping right out of the drain holes of the pot. It is native to far south Texas into Mexico.
Succulents 1 Agave oteroi In stock Asparagaceae Syn. Agave titanota. Pale green leaves contrast with large brown jagged teeth and leaf margin.
Succulents 1 Agave ovatifolia
whale's tongue
In stock Asparagaceae Whale's Tongue Agave is one of the cold hardiest and most drought tolerant of the Mexican agaves. Grown from garden bulbils and seed collected in garden, these are the progeny of a decades old line first collected by Lynn Lowrey.
Succulents 0 Agave palmeri
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In stock Asparagaceae These plants were grown from seed collected in Portal, Arizona. Narrow blue green leaves radiate in all directions. It seldom pups. The large seed pods hang near the top of the paniculate 20 ft inflorescence.Full sun.
Succulents 1 Agave x pseudoferox 'Green Goblet' In stock Asparagaceae These pups are a direct line from the original plant that was collected by Yucca Do Nursery in 1992 in the Sierra Chiquita Mountains, Tamaulipas State, Mexico. Although it is very cold hardy, hardiness depends on the winter conditions. In shady wet location, it has about a 50% chance of survival at 7 F. If planted in sun in a raised well-drained bed, it will survive 5F, possibly with some leaf damage. In sun it grows quickly to about 5 ft wide by 4 ft tall with mostly green leaves and will produce ten or so offsets (pups) in a few years. In shade, the leaves take on much more blue, especially on the inside base.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Bellville' In stock Asparagaceae 'Dr. Watson' has squiggly spines and a minimal striped variegation on each leave. Zero damage at 7 F.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Jon Jon' Asparagaceae Collected by Jonathon Wright during one of the expeditions to Mexico. This agave becomes quite large but never loses its elegance. The distal ends of its gray green leaves maintain a gorgeous vase-like form.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Ruth Bancroft' In stock Asparagaceae This Agave potatorum hybrid with its distinctive straight red spines came from the Ruth Bancroft Garden. It bloomed at the same time as Agave ovatifolium, which only makes it more interesting. Agave x potatorum is cold hardy to only about 15 F, but because most species of agave are protandrous, i.e. stamens ripen before ovaries deterring self-pollination, the seedlings very likely are part ovatifolia and thus possibly more cold hardy.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Mr. Ripple' In stock Asparagaceae Collected by Yucca Do Nursery in 2001 when Carl Schoenfeld and Wade Roitsch were driving through Ciudad de Maize, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Wade screamed "Stop the car!" And Carl slammed on the breaks. There Mr. Ripple began its life in horticulture. At maturity, it's a 8 ft. wide by 5 ft. tall imposing plant with undulating heavily armed leaves. It's cold hardy to 10 F but will suffer leaf damage in wet climates below 20 F.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Baccarat' Asparagaceae Discovered by Wade Roitsch in 1998 in La Encantada, southwestern Nuevo Leon, Mexico at about 9000 ft. elevation. It was originally thought to be a cultivar of A. montana but has been determined to be a different species. It is cold hardy to below 10 F but will suffer severe damage in a wet freeze below 15 F. It is not a prolific pupper and only grows to 4 ft. height by 3 ft. wide. It prefers full sun and meager supplemental water.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Miquihuana Silver' In stock Asparagaceae John Fairey collected this large agave in Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1991. It has survived 13 F without blemish and survived 7F. It has remained beautiful in full sun with no supplemental water with vase-like form and blue gray hues.
Succulents 1 Agave sp. 'Ciudad del Toro' In stock Asparagaceae
Succulents 1 Agave striata In stock Asparagaceae
Succulents 1 Agave stricta In stock Asparagaceae Makes a 2 ft clump of stiff leaves with piercing tips. Plant in very gritty well drained soil.
Succulents 1 Agave weberi In stock Asparagaceae This is a medium size agave with fine-toothed leaves that are greenish blue and slightly vase-like in sun but more glaucous and lily-like in part shade. It is hardy to the low teens.
Succulents 1 Agave xylonacantha In stock Asparagaceae This medium sized agave has long green leaves with reddish margin when young, aging to brown, and bluish bud prints. Teeth face down or up or sometimes both ways! These plants were grown from garden seed.
Succulents 1 Aloe humilis In stock Xanthorrhoeaceae It's a highly variable species in terms of texture, size and color. Plant in raised gravel bed. When temperatures drop below the mid twenties, simply scoop it out of the ground, throw in a box and place in the house.
Succulents 1 Beaucarnea aff. gracilis In stock Asparagaceae Prone to rot. Plant in very well drained soil Water sparingly. If potting, it prefers to be root bound.
Succulents 1 Bryophyllum delagoense In stock Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi
lavender scallops
In stock Crassulaceae This kalanchoe has large nodding pale blue green leaves tinged a faded red along scalloped margins. Above the leaves in late spring early summer, clusters of dangling orange flowers give appearances of a birthday cake more than a plant. As with any succulent, do not pot or plant in store-bought soils. Make your own succulent soil mix with partially decomposted pine bark fines, perlite, expanded shale and lava pumice. If you're water is hard or saline, treat your succulent to purified water. Water deeply and infrequently, before the soil becomes solid and hydrophyllic. Fertilize once per year in spring with a slow time release.
Succulents 0 Dasylirion wheeleri
common sotol
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In stock Asparagaceae Expect narrow strappy leaves with many teeth attaining a trunk after many years.
Succulents 1 Dorstenia foetida
grindelion
In stock Moraceae Plant in gravelly well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep dry in winter. Star-shaped flowers will expel seeds a few feet away.
Succulents 1 Dyckia x In stock Bromeliaceae A Yucca Do introductions. Large specimens adorned the area around the office but were decimated by wet 10 F weather over several years.
Succulents 1 Dyckia x In stock Bromeliaceae We found this in a little used green house and have no record of the source and no tag. Try it. You'll like it!
Succulents 1 Echeveria runyonii In stock Crassulaceae Silvery foliage and meandering inflorescences adorned with orange-red flowers are the attraction. This might sound like the typical cute rock-leaf succulent until you realize it's cold hardy to zone 7b. It was collected by Yucca Do Nursery in the mountains if Mexico.
Succulents 1 Echeveria x 'Cubic Frost' In stock Crassulaceae
Succulents 0 Echinocereus pentalophus
ladyfinger cactus
In stock Cactaceae Plant in gritty very well drained soil.
Succulents 1 Euphorbia aeruginosa Euphorbiaceae Plant in gritty well drained soil.
Succulents 1 Euphorbia baioensis In stock Euphorbiaceae Cultivate as any other euphorbia. Keep warm and dry in winter. Well drained gravelly soil.
Succulents 1 Euphorbia sp. In stock Euphorbiaceae Plant in gritty well-drained soil.
Succulents 1 Graptopetalum mendozae In stock Crassulaceae Makes a very nice mound on a dry slope. This plant has amazingly returned from 7 F!!! Never water. Full sun. Succulents at their best.
Succulents 1 Graptosedum G. paraguayense x S. pachyphyllum 'Francesco Baldi' In stock Crassulaceae Plant in gritty-well drained soil.
Succulents 1 Gymnocalycium chacoense In stock Cactaceae Collected by Yucca Do Nursery in Cerro San Miguel.
Succulents 1 Huernia schneideriana
red dragon
Apocynaceae Red dragon is a tropical succulent that looks like a cactus but is basically unarmed. The stems are green changing to red from the tips down as they age or as they stress from sun.
Succulents 1 Jatropha podagrica
Buddha belly
In stock Euphorbiaceae The caudiciform Buddha belly has very large leaves and bright reticulated flowers that attract butterflies. Treat like other succulents
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe beharensis In stock Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe daigremontiana In stock Crassulaceae Plant in gritty well-drained soil.
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri In stock Crassulaceae Plant is gritty well-drained soil.
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe humilis
tigrina
In stock Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe laciniata Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe luciae
paddle plant
In stock Crassulaceae Plant in an area protected from afternoon sun and definitely protect from frost with a frost blanket.
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe marnieriana In stock Crassulaceae Blooms are pretty stunning, multiple colorful nodding flower clusters on inflorescence.
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe orgyalis Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe synsepala Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Kalanchoe tetraphylla
paddle plant
Crassulaceae
Succulents 1 Kleinia longiflora In stock Compositae Perfect for the rock garden.
Succulents 1 Ledebouria crispa Asparagaceae Grown from seed sent by John Bleck, Ledebouria crispa is a very uncommon plant from South Africa, growing in only a few locations. These small plants with undulating leaves form a dense colony. Better grown in part sun in well-drained soil.
Succulents 1 Ledebouria floribunda In stock Asparagaceae In the past we have offered this plant grown from garden seed. These plants, though, come from Wade Roitsch. Ledebouria floribunda prefers a partly sunny spot with rich well-drained soil and summer water. Because it should be kept dry in winter, it is best grown in a clay pot.
Succulents 0 Lenophyllum texanum
coastal stonecrop
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In stock Crassulaceae Lenophyllum texanum, Coastal Stonecrop, is native to a small area of south Texas near and along the coast. Like sedum, it has small fleshy leaves that almost assuredly will root after breaking and produces an inflorescence with small yellow flowers tinged with orange. Drought and sun induced stress causes the leaves to become red starting on the margins and in the extreme causes the plant to become brownish. Mostly cold hardy to 7F but herbaceous in a hard freeze. Drought tolerant. Plant in a raised bed. Great for a rock garden. Will require some water in a pot. Well-drained soil only.
Succulents 1 Manfreda sp. 'Macho Mocha' In stock Asparagaceae Plant in very well drained gravelly soil. Rarely needs water. Will provide many pups.
Succulents 1 Mangave x 'Dreadlocks' Asparagaceae
Succulents 1 Mangave x 'Coffee Jitters' Asparagaceae
Succulents 1 Mangave x 'Painted Desert' Asparagaceae
Succulents 1 Mangave x 'Kaleidoscope' In stock Asparagaceae Plant in very well drained soil. Water very sparingly. Even though it's technically cold hardy to 10 F, expect heavy damage to herbaceous below 20 F. Great in a pot but do not water frequently or it will rot.
Succulents 1 Neobuxbaumia polylopha
cone cactus
In stock Cactaceae Neobuxbaumia polylopha is threatened species from one location in Guanajuato State, Mexico. Requires excellent drainage and sometimes needs propping.
Succulents 1 Nolina brittoniana In stock Asparagaceae Seed of this rare central Florida nolina was sent to us from the University of Florida. This rare nolina is a denizen of the rapidly disappearing xeric sand scrub where the soil is sandy and poor in nutrients making it a perfect addition to the rock garden.
Succulents 0 Nolina texana
Texas Sacahuista
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In stock Asparagaceae In full sun it takes on a bunched form, whereas in shade takes on a trailing form with long leaves. Native to cedar forests from central Texas west to Arizona and up to Colorado.
Succulents 1 Opuntia ellisiana
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In stock Cactaceae Described as spineless, yet it does occasionally stick you. But it's really harmless. Plant in very well-drained location that gets no water.
Succulents 1 Pedilanthus macrocarpus
slipper plant
In stock Euphorbiaceae Mostly leafless succulent with green erect stems clumping to 3 ft. Plant in gritty well-drained soil.
Succulents 1 Puya sp. Bromeliaceae
Succulents 1 Sansevieria bacularis In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria concinna In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria cylindrica In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria fasciata 'Gray Lady' In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria hallii In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria kirkii 'Copper Head' In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria liberica In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria masoniana In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria masoniana 'Variegata' In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sansevieria trifasciata 'Bantel's Sensation' In stock Asparagaceae Treat as any other sansevieria
Succulents 1 Sinningia sellovii In stock Gesneriaceae Once established, a caudex forms below the ground to give this plant the ability to last through droughts and flower and reseed in abundance.
Succulents 1 Sinningia tubiflora In stock Gesneriaceae Sinningia tubiflora is another one of those pass-me-down plants that's really a succulent that sticks around forever. Its caudex gives it the wherewithall to survive extensive drought or weed competition. Plant in well-drained loose soil and blazing sun.
Succulents 0 Stenocereus pruinosus In stock Cactaceae Matures to a very large specimen in drained soil and dry winters. Here it is recommended as a patio pot plant.
Succulents 1 Thelocactus setispinus
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In stock Cactaceae A very cold hardy cactus that does well in Houston area humidity. Plant in very gritty well drained soil.
Succulents 1 Tradescantia sillamontana In stock Commelinaceae This silvery fuzzy less invasive relative of Tradescantia pallida forms a dense clump in part sun and a loose clump in shade.
Succulents 1 Yucca desmettiana 'Blue Boy'
soft leaf yucca
In stock Asparagaceae The main attraction is a soft leaf that turns burgundy with more sun and in winter. Leaves are much longer in shade. Columnar growth for a few years then it falls over and winds along the ground producing shoots from the base. A very funky plant.
Succulents 0 Yucca thompsoniana
Thompson's yucca
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In stock Asparagaceae Similar in appearance to Yucca rostrata except it is shorter and tends to form multiple trunks.
Succulents 0 Yucca torreya
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In stock Asparagaceae These Yucca torreya seeds were collected near Junction, Texas. They had silver leaves and were non-trunking. The seed germinated well, and the seedlings were very tough.
Sun Perennials 0 Abutilon hulseanum
mauve
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In stock Malvaceae An erect wildflower that reseeds after a few years to make a wide spreading patchy wildscape.
Sun Perennials 1 Abutilon sp. In stock Malvaceae From a distance, this abutilon resembles a giant velvet-leafed nasturtium. Growing in mostly shade, it never produced seed, but after nearby trees were removed, it began to reseed prolifically. So give it plenty of room. It comes true to seed even while other abutilons are blooming nearby.
Sun Perennials 0 Acalypha monostachya
round copperleaf
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Euphorbiaceae The foliage of this highly variable species is sometimes coppery red-orange, sometimes more green. The male plants have flower spikes, while the female have bracts with wiry style arms. It forms a wonderful groundcover to about 6 inches max. Perfect for a rockery.
Sun Perennials 0 Amoreuxia wrightii
Wright's yellow show
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Bixaceae A very uncommon wildflower from the Valley. It has very unusual seed pods that gradually become translucent as the seeds become viable.
Sun Perennials 0 Amorpha fruticosa 'Dark Lance'
False indigo
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In stock Leguminosae A riparian species introduced by Benny Simpson, forms cloud-like tufts of blue-green foliage -- striking with purple petals and gold anthers on flower spikes.
Sun Perennials 0 Amsonia tabernaemontana
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In stock Apocynaceae Expect to water more in sun, but it can take sun and heat. Our specimen was collected in Texas and has a slight blue hue to the leaf when grown in shade.
Sun Perennials 1 Angelica pachycarpa In stock Apiaceae Large glossy foliage. Plant in well-drained soil. More sun means more water. Dormant by the end of summer. Will self-sow.
Sun Perennials 0 Anisacanthus puberulus
pinky anisacanthus
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In stock Acanthaceae In full sun, this plant will be upright, whereas in part sun, the plant will sprawl. Expends much less energy on flowering than other anisacanthus, but the flower is very elegant.
Sun Perennials 0 Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii
yellow hummingbird bush
In stock Acanthaceae The yellow flowers of this anisacanthus make it look like a desert honey suckle. Rest assured that hummingbirds won't be confused. They manage to find it despite that it's not red like the traditional hummingbird bush.
Sun Perennials 1 Aristea ecklonii
blue stars
In stock Iridaceae Best in morning sun with occasional water. Whether you call it blue or purple, it doesn't matter, the flower color is extremely deep and stunningly gorgeous.
Sun Perennials 0 Artemisia sp. 'Wired' Compositae We've only grown it in the nursery, so we haven't had much experience with it in the garden. But basically we're guessing it can be treated like other other artemisia.
Sun Perennials 0 Artemisia sp. 'Big Eagle' In stock Compositae Similar to Artemisia ludovicianum but shorter and more gently cut leaves.
Sun Perennials 0 Artemisia sp. 'Little Eagle' In stock Compositae This little ground cover is perfect for a sunny rockery with excellent sandy gravelly soil.
Sun Perennials 1 Asclepias perennis
swamp milkweed
In stock Apocynaceae Larval host plant and caterpillar food for Monarch, Queen and Soldier butterflies. Nectar source for native bees, wasps and butterflies.
Sun Perennials 0 Baptisia sphaerocarpa
yellow wild indigo
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In stock Leguminosae Racemes of yellow pea-like flowers sit atop blue-green foliage, followed by black seed pods -- a very distinctive plant.
Sun Perennials 1 Bauhinia coulteri Leguminosae
Sun Perennials 0 Boltonia diffusa
Smallhead Doll's Daisy
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In stock Compositae It can handle both very dry and wet conditions. It starts spring as a low groundcover then sends 5 ft inflorescences with hundreds of small daisy-like flowers. Quite a cloudy display!
Sun Perennials 1 Caesalpinia mexicana
Mexican bird of paradise
In stock Leguminosae Herbaceous below 20 F. Plant in well-drained soil.
Sun Perennials 0 Calliandra eriophylla
Pink Fairy Duster
Leguminosae
Sun Perennials 1 Calliandra houstoniana In stock Leguminosae After many years, Calliandra houstoniana forms a 4 ft clump of erect 7 ft stems having glaucous foliage and bright red stameniferous flowers. John Fairey affectionately called called it "Bloody Nose Plant" as did the local populations.
Sun Perennials 1 Calliandra x Leguminosae Will die back below approximately 25 F but will reliably return. Plant after last freeze for maximum root development to help weather the following winter. These were grown from open pollinated seed harvested from Calliandra x 'Sierra Star'
Sun Perennials 0 Chrysactinia mexicana
Damianita
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Compositae
Sun Perennials 0 Citharexylum berlandieri
fiddlewood
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In stock Verbenaceae A very uncommon shrub to small tree that produces many orange berries in summer, turning black, contrasting with the green foliage, and as it matures with the gnarly wood.
Sun Perennials 1 Clitoria sp. Leguminosae The generic name Clitoria was applied by Johann Philipp Breyne in 1747; and, although it was accepted by Linnaeus, there remained for some years hot disagreement as to the appropriateness, despite that many vernacular names are based on the same reference to female genitalia. Botanists settled on the common name Pigeon Wings but almost solely use the common name Butterfly Pea because Clitoria is in the pea family. This Clitoria sp. was collected in Potrero-Redondo and La Trinidad, Mexico and grows in sun and part sun locations with little supplemental water.
Sun Perennials 1 Conradina canescens
false rosemary
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In stock Lamiaceae Plant in very well-drained sandy soil, in a sunny location -- a must -- on a slope. The rosemary-like foliage isn't aromatic, but is a very nice silvery green. Endemic to the scrub hammocks of Florida.
Sun Perennials 0 Coreopsis lanceolata
lanceleaf coreopsis
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In stock Compositae In just a few years, coreopsis will form a massive colony of beautiful small green clumps with yellow flowers. It makes a nice ground cover, even in winter when leaves may look a bit worn and are quickly replaced with shiny new foliage. Perfect for naturalizing a suburban yard because it outcompetes the weeds.
Sun Perennials 1 Dianthus carthusianorum
clusterhead pink
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Caryophyllaceae Plant in gravelly well-drained soil. Water sparingly because it has a tendency to rot, especially in a part sun location. Will naturalize.
Sun Perennials 1 Dianthus japonicus
pink
In stock Caryophyllaceae Probably best in part sun with medium irrigation. It will reseed quite prolifically which will more than replace any that die back in a harsh winter.
Sun Perennials 0 Echeandia texensis
Texas craglily
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In stock Asparagaceae Texas craglily, is one of those bullet-proof xeric natives that vigorously reseeds. A plethora of tiny nodding yellow flowers attract a multitude of pollinators, then form black pods that spill seed all over the garden!
Sun Perennials 0 Echinacea sanguinea
Sanguine Purple Coneflower
In stock Compositae
Sun Perennials 0 Echinodorus cordifolius
Creeping Burhead
In stock Alismataceae Creeping burhead has large oval stiff deeply veined leaves and crepe-like white flowers on a long inflorescence which give way to small plantlets that slowly make their way down to the water and root. This is a very striking plant for the pond.
Sun Perennials 1 Eryngium eburneum
candelabra eryngium
In stock Apiaceae Native to Argentina, candalabra eryngium is a very impressive plant, not just because of its size and candelabra-like (paniculate) inflorescence, but because it doesn't go dormant, even to 7F! In shade, it isn't quite so vigorous. These open-pollinated seeds were harvested from plants growing near a Mexican species of eryngium (also evergreen), so many seeds might be a hybrid of the two similar plants. Imagine that! Even though it is drought tolerant, this plant will require some watering until established.
Sun Perennials 0 Eryngium prostratum
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In stock Apiaceae This creepy little riparian bog matt bears no resemblance to its eryngium brethren. Though home to hydric areas, it can surprisingly thrive in part shade in a fairly dry location. You'll fall on love with the tiny blue cone-shaped flowers. Natural habiatat includes swamps, bottomland forests, pond margins, streambanks, fens, swales and pastures.
Sun Perennials 1 Euonymus japonicus Celastraceae This gorgeous variegated leaf form is green and yellow in spring and summer, turning green and light red in winter. Makes a super hedge and screen.
Sun Perennials 1 Excoecaria cochinchinensis In stock Euphorbiaceae
Sun Perennials 1 Faujasia salicifolia
Giant Reunion Marigold
In stock Compositae Imagine a large shrub with long arching stems covered with clusters of small yellow flowers that smell like marigolds. The long stems look like Medusa's hair as they blow around in the wind. It's quite impressive.
Sun Perennials 0 Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation' Compositae Many thanks to Dawn Stover of Stephen F. Austin University for selecting this incredible long lived perennial.
Sun Perennials 0 Gaillardia aestivalis
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In stock Compositae Allow to naturalize
Sun Perennials 0 Gaillardia aestivalis 'Glamor and Glitz'
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In stock Compositae This rhizomatous gaillardia forms a 3 ft clump in just one year and produces many many gorgeous yellow flowers during a long bloom season. It's truly a mesmerizing flower. Many thanks to Wade Roitsch for this marvel.
Sun Perennials 0 Gaillardia suavis
perfumeballs
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In stock Compositae A very fragrant gaillardia, but no petals, having a rayless flower. Naturalizes.
Sun Perennials 1 Gloxinia sp. In stock Gesneriaceae Treat like Gloxinia 'Bolivian Sunset'
Sun Perennials 1 Hedychium coccineum 'C. P. Raffil' In stock Zingiberaceae
Sun Perennials 0 Hibiscus aculeatus
pineland hibiscus
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In stock Malvaceae Will flower more in sun. This riparian plant can take flooding.
Sun Perennials 0 Hibiscus dasycalyx
Neches River rosemallow
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In stock Malvaceae Whenever purchasing this plant, ensure that the calyx is fuzzy because cross-pollination with other hibiscus is very common, especially in nurseries. All of our plants are cutting grown from an SFA wild collected source.
Sun Perennials 0 Hypericum hypericoides
St. Andrew's cross
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Hypericaceae Subshrub with dark glossy exfoliating copper branches in winter. Yellow flowers in summer.
Sun Perennials 1 Indigofera kirilowii
indigo
In stock Leguminosae
Sun Perennials 1 Ipomopsis rubra
standing-cypress
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In stock Polemoniaceae A biennial with spikes of bright red tubular flowers in the second year. It reliably reseeds to continue naturalizing. Very drought tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds and pollinators.
Sun Perennials 1 Iris tectorum 'Slippery Slope' In stock Iridaceae This plant was discovered growing in the thatched roofs of farm houses where its roots were harvested to grind into the powder used in Geisha girl make-up, according to Chicago Botanic Garden which originally sent this plant to us. Obviously the plant does well in the sun and can handle some drought. But it's puzzling as to why the farmers didn't just plant it in the ground. Many thanks to Chicago Botanic Garden for sharing this plant with us.
Sun Perennials 1 Iris unguicularis Iridaceae During winter, find nestled in the narrow glaucous foliage gorgeous delicate purple iris flowers. Interestingly, a hard freeze may burn down the foliage, but it will continue flowering!
Sun Perennials 1 Justicia californica
chuparosa
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Acanthaceae Plant in gravelly well-drained soil in full sun. Drought deciduous, but will retain leaves and bloom when watered.
Sun Perennials 0 Lantana urticoides In stock Verbenaceae
Sun Perennials 1 Lepechinia hastata
Mexican pitcher sage
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In stock Lamiaceae It's in the same family as salvias, Lamiaceae. And also grows into a large tall clump topped by foot long magenta spikes in fall. It takes a few years to reach maturity, but is well worth the wait.
Sun Perennials 0 Melochia tomentosa
tea wood
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In stock Malvaceae Will remain evergreen above 25 F (approximately) but will die back below that. This is a very prolific bloomer in full sun and is visited by many pollinators. Equally attractive are the fuzzy leaves which have a really cool blue cast.
Sun Perennials 0 Mimosa strigillosa
powderpuff
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In stock Leguminosae The Powderpuff name is inspired by its fantastic spherical bright pink flowers. It is also a sensitive briar, which means the leaflets fold inward upon contact and at night or during cloudy weather. It's a great ground cover for full to part sun. It's drought tolerant.
Sun Perennials 0 Monarda fistulosa
Wild Bergamot
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In stock Lamiaceae Naturalizes. Prolific bloomer in sun when it has its own space. Many clusters of tubular purple flower heads attract many different pollinators. Has an electrifying feel when in full bloom. Plant in well drained soil.
Sun Perennials 0 Monarda lindheimeri
Lindheimer's beebalm
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In stock Lamiaceae A very endangered Texas wildflower found in only a few locations around Navasota. Delicate white flowers composed of narrow tubules attract many native pollinators.
Sun Perennials 1 Moraea collina Iridaceae
Sun Perennials 1 Nierembergia gracilis 'Starry Eyes' Solanaceae Many gardeners have poor success with this plant because it cannot take shade or wet winters. Plant in full sun and gritty well drained soil. Long bloom season. The flowers are spectacular.
Sun Perennials 0 Pavonia lasiopetala
rock rose
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In stock Malvaceae Wild collected in Mexico, selected for its deep pink flowers. Reseeds, of course.
Sun Perennials 1 Pavonia missionum In stock Malvaceae This plant will reseed prolifically so , sure, 10 F may kill the standing plants, but the seeds from the previous season will sprout in abundance. Newly planted seedlings will require much irrigation. The red-orange propeller-shaped flowers will mesmerize.
Sun Perennials 0 Penstemon tenuis
gulf coast penstemon
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In stock Plantaginaceae
Sun Perennials 1 Phlox pilosa subsp. ozarkana In stock Polemoniaceae
Sun Perennials 0 Physostegia correllii
Correll's false dragonhead
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In stock Lamiaceae Physostegia correllii is a vigorous rhizomatious water-loving ditch plant known from only a few locations in Texas and Louisiana. As in years past, The John Fairey Garden is offering gallon pots propagated from our ditch near the office, a clone originally wild collected from Texas. As long as you provide sun and water, this Obedient plant will not disappoint you.
Sun Perennials 1 Poliomintha longiflora
Mexican Oregano
In stock Lamiaceae
Sun Perennials 0 Rudbeckia maxima
giant coneflower
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In stock Compositae Very impressive large cone flowers on long stalks. A riparian species preferring very moist soil. Trim back old foliage for a new flush.
Sun Perennials 0 Rudbeckia scabrifolia
roughleaf coneflower
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In stock Compositae Very similar to black-eyed susan. Sand papery leaves.
Sun Perennials 1 Ruellia elegans
Brazilian petunia
In stock Acanthaceae Expect die back below 28 F, but it will return in late spring above 10 F. Forms a 4 ft mound. Blooms profusely if given about 4 hours of morning sun per day. Minimal reseeding.
Sun Perennials 1 Russelia equisetiformis 'Red Lightning Bolts'
Firecracker Plant
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In stock Plantaginaceae These russelia form 7 ft monster stems loaded with bright red tubular flowers. Many thanks to Pat McNeal for this mind blowing, out of this world, electrifying hummingbird magnet.
Sun Perennials 1 Russelia sp. 'Coralblow' In stock Plantaginaceae Deeply fluted long stems adorned at the nodes with large (for Russelia) tubular oval flowers. Looks like a tropical but is definitely cold hardy -- collected by Carl Schoenfeld and Wade Roitsch in Tamazunchale, Mexico. Best to protect it with mulch below 15 F.
Sun Perennials 1 Russelia sp. 'Raspberry Choice' In stock Plantaginaceae This plant was completely lost to the nursery except for a small specimen that volunteered years ago along the wall of a dilapidated greenhouse. When nursery operations resumed, it was propagated again. It's a tough plant.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia darcyi In stock Lamiaceae
Sun Perennials 0 Salvia farinacea
mealycup sage
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In stock Lamiaceae This salvia was wild-collected in the Texas Hill Country. It has a gorgeous white and purple flower. Will naturalize.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia gesneriiflora 'Mountain Form'
Mexican Mountain Scarlet Sage
In stock Lamiaceae This is a highly variable species that can be dwarf or tall, and a range of flower colors from orange-red to red, calyxes from black to dark red.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia guaranitica
anise-scented sage
Lamiaceae
Sun Perennials 0 Salvia lyrata 'Juniper Springs'
lyreleaf sage
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In stock Lamiaceae If you don't deadhead it four times per year, expect an ever expanding carpet of purple leaves with wide lime green on the margin. It's truly a stunning sight when they all send up myriads of light purple flowers on 1 ft inflorescences.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia madrensis In stock Lamiaceae
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia mexicana 'Ocampo' In stock Lamiaceae
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia microphylla 'La Trinidad Pink'
mountain sage
In stock Lamiaceae A low growing Mexican sage to 2 ft. Is very hardy and a persistent bloomer, producing large, clear, bright pink flowers all spring, summer, and fall. Plant in very well drained raised bed with morning sun or dappled shade. Trim old growth in spring after new growth has appeared.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival'
mountain sage
In stock Lamiaceae Collected in La Bufa, San Carlos Mountains, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1992 and introduced in 1997. The attraction is a prolific bloomer over a long season, lots and lots of incredibly bright deep pink-red flowers with a hint of violet. Trim in spring after new growth has appeared.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia microphylla 'Orange Door'
mountain sage
In stock Lamiaceae A very distinctive sage introduced by Yucca Do. Its large, oval leaves are heavily pubescent, and its large, coral-orange flowers are splendid during spring and fall! This is a robust plant for woodland conditions, but remains a manageable 3 x 3 ft.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia pansamalensis
Belize Sage
In stock Lamiaceae An abundance of bright red flowers are produced during a long grow season. It will form large clumps and spread by rhizome and so will likely survive any winter in the Houston area.
Sun Perennials 0 Salvia reptans
slenderleaf sage
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Lamiaceae Plant in full sun with steep drainage, supplementing with water occasionally during dry summers. Has a tendency to recline in part shade.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia sp. 'Blue Chiquita' In stock Lamiaceae This bright blue flowering salvia has distinctive, rich-green foliage, distinctly marked with silver-white down on the undersides. In mid-fall, the 3' spikes of electric blue flowers thrill viewers and hummingbirds alike. If possible, plant where there is a breeze to better enjoy its silver-backed leaves fluttering in the sunlight.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia uliginosa
bog sage
In stock Lamiaceae The upright, stoloniferous Salvia uliginosa displays a beautiful cloud of clear, light blue flowers from spring through fall with an open and airy habit. Suitable for bog garden or area prone to heavy rains and flooding.
Sun Perennials 1 Salvia x 'Cherry Chief' In stock Lamiaceae One of the most xeric of red blooming salvias. A low maintenance plant with long bloom season. Trim in winter.
Sun Perennials 0 Silene subciliata
Smooth-leaf fly catch
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Caryophyllaceae This plant was grown from seed collected in Jasper County, Texas where it is endemic to east Texas and western Louisiana in both dry-mesic woodlands and open disturbed areas. The main attraction is profuse bright red flowers on many three to four foot inflorescences.
Sun Perennials 0 Solidago sempervirens
seaside goldenrod
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Compositae Grown from seed sent to us from Mike Heep in the Valley. It's a really manageable goldenrod that doesn't reseed prolifically, doesn't spread by rhizome or get overly huge. Expect brilliant yellow flower heads from multiple stalks.
Sun Perennials 1 Spiraea prunifolia var. pseudoprunifolia In stock Rosaceae Adaptable to any soil, Taiwan spiraea makes a nice mound of lacy white flowers January through March. Although spiraea is now available in psychedelic colors that bloom all season, we're sure you will appreciate this purebred wild collected winner from Taiwan because of pure white aromatic flowers in winter.
Sun Perennials 0 Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Fanny' In stock Compositae Plant in sandy soil. Over the long term it will spread by rhizome. Winter dormancy.
Sun Perennials 1 Tagetes lemmonii
copper canyon daisy
Compositae Tagetes lemmonii (copper canyon daisy) provides cheery company for gardeners freeze-free winter. Plant them around trees to keep the deer away.
Sun Perennials 0 Tecoma stans var. angustata
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In stock Bignoniaceae A fast growing tecoma similar to yellow bells but has narrow leaves. Often smaller than yellow bells.
Sun Perennials 1 Tecomaria capensis
cape honeysuckle
In stock Bignoniaceae In mostly sun, it forms a dense blocking shrub with profuse tubular flowers and glossy small green leaves. It can spread quickly as long horizontal stems root quite easily.
Sun Perennials 0 Teucrium cubense
coast germander
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In stock Lamiaceae It will readily naturalize. The casual white flowers and cascading foliage looks very "old garden." It can certainly replace asparagus fern in the landscape.
Sun Perennials 1 Tibouchina sp. In stock Melastomataceae This the typical tibouchina except it has smaller extra fuzzy leaves.
Sun Perennials 0 Tradescantia ohiensis
Ohio spider wort
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In stock Commelinaceae Trim flower stalks in fall to promote leaf growth. Makes a nice glaucous ground cover after a few years.
Sun Perennials 0 Vernonia baldwinii
western ironweed
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In stock Compositae This Dan Hosage selection has effervescent violet flowers atop large foliage. Plant in any soil with very good drainage.
Sun Perennials 0 Vernonia lindheimeri
wooly ironweed
In stock Compositae Lovely gray green narrow foliage. Not nearly as aggressive as Vernonia baldwinii.
Sun Perennials 0 Vernonia marginata
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In stock Compositae
Sun Perennials 1 Vigethia mexicana In stock Compositae A nice addition to a chaparral landscape, this perennial sunflower produces many medium sized flowers. Naturalizes.
Sun Perennials 0 Yeatesia platystegia
Montell Bractspike
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In stock Acanthaceae Texas shrimp plant is in the same family as Justicia. It's primary native range is the Hill Country where it is an uncommon wildflower though it readily reseeds. It has sort of a wind swept form that holds near the top many light green bracts and small purplish white flowers.
Trees 0 Acacia berlandieri
guajillo
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In stock Leguminosae This seed was collected from a small 7 ft tree. The black bean pods contrast beautifully with the fine glaucous foliage. Flowers appear in masses and attract bees with that renown west Texas nectar.
Trees 1 Acacia pinetorum
pineland wattle
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In stock Leguminosae Fine foliage and small spherical yellow flowers adorn this small acacia, along with many light brown thorns. After a deep freeze, it returns as a small multi-trunked tree. Will rebloom during warm winter periods. Great food for bees.
Trees 0 Acacia wrightii
cat's claw acacia
In stock Leguminosae Also called Senegalia wrightii, cat's claw acacia has glaucous pinnate foliage that makes a lovely overstory for succulents that like some respite from summer sun but can still dry out under full winter sun.
Trees 1 Acer buergerianum var. formosanum
Trident Maple
In stock Sapindaceae A drought tolerant and cold hardy native of Taiwan. Grows to about 60 ft. Yellow and orange fall color. Exfoliating bark. Based on observation, retains leaves longer in fall than Acer oliverianum var. formosanum and tolerates saline soil.
Trees 1 Acer coriaceifolium In stock Sapindaceae This evergreen maple has deep green mature leaves that contrast beautifully with light gray to bright green new growth. Bark varies from dark tan to dark gray.
Trees 1 Acer fabri Sapindaceae Bright red samaras with bright green foliage is the main attraction.
Trees 1 Acer oliverianum subsp. formosanum In stock Sapindaceae Young trunk and branches are green. New foliage is green. Fall colors are bright red orange with gold highlights. Although its Taiwan climate is cooler and moister, it can handle Texas heat if grown in part shade, in rich soil, and mulched and watered regularly.
Trees 0 Aesculus pavia
red buckeye
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In stock Sapindaceae This Texas native produces many large panicles of coral to bright red flowers in spring followed by large light green seed pods in fall. Though the seed pods are toxic to wildlife, squirrels will bury them as if they plan to eat them next year.
Trees 0 Aesculus pavia var. flavescens
Hill country yellow buckeye
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In stock Sapindaceae These Texas yellow buckeye were grown from seed collected from a stand of small trees growing on a hill side in Uvalde County near the Frio River. It's very drought tolerant once established. Flowers are similar to the red buckeye but smaller and yellow instead of red. Expect only a few inches of growth per year.
Trees 1 Afrocarpus falcatus
Outeniqua yellowwood
Podocarpaceae Though it can be a very large tree, it looks great as a hedge, similar to Podocarpus macrophyllus. Produces fleshy yellow fruit (actually cones).
Trees 1 Alangium chinense Cornaceae Treat similar to a dogwood. This is a small tree that produces many fragrant flowers in sprint. May die back in a very harsh winter.
Trees 0 Amyris madrensis
mountain torchwood
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Rutaceae Small Texas native evergreen tree to about 10 ft. Full or part sun. Small black fruit in fall. Low water. Host to the giant swallowtail.
Trees 1 Bauhinia forficata
Brazilian orchid tree
Leguminosae A very nice Bauhinia tree that returns from the hardest freeze into a very nice natural form. Plant in very good drainibg soil.
Trees 1 Brahea armata
blue hesper palm
Arecaceae A slow growing palm with 4 to 6 ft wide blue gray leaves on 3 ft petioles.
Trees 1 Butia capitata
pindo palm
Arecaceae A very elegant silvery palm with edible (some say delicious) golden orange fruit in late summer. Native to Argentina. Very drought tolerant. Full sun. Slow growing to about 20 ft.
Trees 1 Buxus sempervirens 'Rosmarinifolia' Buxaceae Cistus Nursery has described this plant as a compact and fine textured, upright little evergreen shrub, growing slowly to 3-4' tall, with narrow, rosemary-like leaves of green dusted gray. In spring, unrosemary-like clusters of small but fragrant, creamy white flowers appear at the branch tips. Plants make very good, small scale, garden furniture or a slightly formal hedge in places where rosemary doesn't thrive. Enjoys full sun to medium shade, decent drainage, and summer water. Frost hardy to -12 °F, or so, upper zone 5.
Trees 1 Calocedrus macrolepis
Chinese incense-cedar
In stock Cupressaceae This is a fast growing tree with dense branching that makes a very effective hedge. Bluish green foliage and vertically fissured dark bark give it a story book feel.
Trees 1 Calocedrus rupestris Cupressaceae This very vigorous cypress native to Vietnam was only recently discovered and is considered threatened. It is very vigorous in cultivation, preferring full sun and medium water. It will slowly grow to be a large tree. The real attraction is the flat bright shiny leaves.
Trees 1 Carpinus tropicalis In stock Betulaceae
Trees 1 Casimiroa pringlei
Pringle's sapote
In stock Rutaceae This citrus tree is quite unusual in that it likes some shade and has remained evergreen and healthy down to 7 F!. The golden fruit about the size of a cherry tastes somewhere between a peach and a mango. These trees have been grown from seed originally collected in Mexico. Host plant for Giant Swallowtail butterfly.
Trees 0 Celtis lindheimeri
Lindheimer's hackberry
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In stock Cannabaceae If you're fond of hackberries because of their wildlife appeal, you'll love this one which is endemic to Texas! The underside of the leaves is covered in tomentum which gives this tree a gray cast. And in addition to providing wildlife with food and nest, it is also larval host to Adelpha fessonia butterfly.
Trees 1 Cephalotaxus harringtonii 'Korean Gold'
Asian plum yew
In stock Taxaceae
Trees 1 Ceratonia siliqua
St. John's Bread
Leguminosae Also called Carob, this legume tree produces large edible pods that are used as a substitute for chocolate.
Trees 1 Chamaedorea microspadix
dwarf bamboo palm
In stock Arecaceae Lush long pinnate foliage and bright red seeds will "tropify" your woodland garden.
Trees 1 Chamaedorea radicalis
Dwarf Feather Palm
In stock Arecaceae These palms were grown from open pollinated seed harvested from plants collected from Puerto Purification, Mexico at elevations between 1600 and 4000 ft elevation. So they are very small and very cold hardy. These plants will have some hybridization with Chamaedorea oreophylla coming from Chamaedorea x 'Douglas Delights' growing in the garden, but the influence is hardly noticeable.
Trees 0 Chilopsis linearis 'Bubba'
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In stock Bignoniaceae A small fast growing upright tree to about 25 ft. Grows in desert washes and dried creek beds.
Trees 1 Chionanthus retusus
Chinese fringe tree
In stock Oleaceae The attractions are numerous: deeply fissured bark, snow-like flowers in March, yellow fall color.
Trees 1 Chrysophyllum oliviforme
satinleaf
In stock Sapotaceae The real attraction is the incredible 4 inch rounded glossy bright green leaves, above, and velvety olive green, below. Best in the green house below 40 F and outdoors the remainder of the year.
Trees 1 Cinnamomum chekiangense In stock Lauraceae Dark green foliage and gray plated bark. So far resistant to laurel wilt and, after many years at SFA, so far no reseeding.
Trees 1 Cinnamomum macrophyllum In stock Lauraceae Large bright green glossy leaves.
Trees 1 Cinnamomum porrectum In stock Lauraceae The yellow blooms are very aromatic.
Trees 1 Clethra pringlei 'White Water'
Mexican summersweet
In stock Clethraceae In every way this clethra tree is probably the most impressive of the Mexican collection. Bright green new growth mixed with dark green mature foliage sitting like a cloud above dark trunks. The summer blooming is profuse. It is very cold hardy once mature. Collected along a river near the point where it was rapidly descending into a cave, and thus was named 'White Water'.
Trees 1 Cornus quinquinervis Cornaceae
Trees 1 Cupressus arizonica var. montana Cupressaceae
Trees 1 Cupressus dupreziana
Saharan cypress
Cupressaceae
Trees 1 Cupressus x ovensii In stock Cupressaceae
Trees 1 Cyrilla arida Cyrillaceae Native to sandy scrub hammocks of Florida. It's very endangered or extinct in the wild. Plant in very well-drained soil and wait for the prolific bloom.
Trees 0 Cyrilla racemiflora
Titi Tree
In stock Cyrillaceae Native to east Texas, this 14 ft. shrub can be found in Big Thicket National Preserve near and in waterways. Lovely white racemes on specimens in full sun.
Trees 1 Daphniphyllum calycinum In stock Daphniphyllaceae Large paddle-shaped shiny leaves give this distinctive cold hardy shrub a shaggy tropical look. Old growth is green to glaucous, in contrast with chartreuse new growth, especially striking in summer. During spring, within the dense crown may be found numerous small white flowers on inflorescences eventually forming oval bluish drupes on female plants. Best grown beneath a deciduous tree with good drainage, this evergreen prefers summer shade and winter sun.
Trees 1 Daphniphyllum teysmannii In stock Daphniphyllaceae Large paddle-shaped bright green leaves and bright red petioles.
Trees 1 Decatropis bicolor Rutaceae The attraction is its leaves, dark green glossy above and tan barely fuzzy below. The inflorescences and new growth are also tan to white slightly fuzzy. Clusters of white flowers that clearly indicate belonging to the citrus family. Collected in Mexico.
Trees 1 Diospyros rhombifolia
Diamond-leaf Persimmon
In stock Ebenaceae
Trees 0 Ehretia anacua
anacua
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In stock Boraginaceae The attraction is a mostly evergreen tree which becomes covered in white fragrant blooms in April. Leaves are dark green with rough sand papery feel to the upper surface. Usually multi-trunked due to suckering over the years. Will die back in below 10 F.
Trees 1 Erythrina caffra In stock Leguminosae
Trees 1 Erythrina coralloides In stock Leguminosae
Trees 1 Erythrina vespertilio
bat's wing coral tree
In stock Leguminosae Normally tropicals that resprout in spring from stumps usually aren't worth the effort. However, bat's wing coral tree is the exception because of the beautiful mesmerizing foliage. Yes, the flowers are spectacular but they occur only on year old growth -- a rare site in zone 8 to 9. Similarly, you'll never see the incredible corky bark. But the shrubby resprout really bedazzles.
Trees 1 Euonymus americanus
American Strawberry Bush
In stock Celastraceae Grows in shaded moist woodland areas. The attraction is the bright red orange seeds in a pinkish pod in fall.
Trees 1 Euonymus myrianthus In stock Celastraceae Produces bright yellow fruit that open in fall revealing bright red seeds. Quite a show! Reaches about 15 ft. Medium water. Part sun. It's a tree of story books.
Trees 1 Euonymus nitidus In stock Celastraceae Very similar to Euonymus myrianthus but a larger tree and wider leaf.
Trees 0 Fraxinus greggii
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In stock Oleaceae This little patio tree collected in Mexico reaches only about 7 ft. Lacy leaves. Drought tolerant.
Trees 1 Gymnocladus dioica
Kentucky coffeetree
In stock Leguminosae Plant in well watered well drained deep rich soil. Maroon new foliage; yellow fall foliage.
Trees 0 Halesia diptera
two-wing silverbell
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Styracaceae A very lovely understory tree from east Texas with dangling white bell-shaped flowers in spring before foliage.
Trees 1 Havardia pallens
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Leguminosae Bright creamy white spherical fuzzy flowers in summer! Small tree to about 12 ft. Thorns like acacia. Very drought tolerant. Full sun.
Trees 1 Ilex cornuta x latifolia 'Mary Nell'
lustre leafe holly
In stock Aquifoliaceae Well known for its lustrous leaf and prolific berry production.
Trees 1 Ilex rubra In stock Aquifoliaceae Though this was a Yucca Do Nursery introduction, we have very little actual experience growing this in the garden because our specimen was deeply shaded out years ago and died just after cuttings were successfully rooted.
Trees 1 Itea yunnanensis Iteaceae
Trees 1 Jubaea chilensis
Chilean wine palm
In stock Arecaceae Chilean wine palm is a very slow growing tree with very thick trunk, reaching 6 feet diameter after many decades. This is a threatened species because it must be killed to obtain its sap which is used to make candies and beverages.
Trees 1 Juniperus rigida var. conferta 'All Gold' In stock Cupressaceae Plant in full sun and well drained soil with no supplemental irrigation once established. Mostly gold with green lower highlights, enough to seriously brighten your dry garden.
Trees 1 Keteleeria davidiana In stock Pinaceae Plant in extremely well drained soil with limestone rock. Water in summer.
Trees 1 Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Fantasy'
Japanese crepe myrtle
In stock Lythraceae Highly prized for its multi-colored exfoliating bark.
Trees 1 Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Kiowa'
Japanese crepe myrtle
Lythraceae A large crape myrtle with cinnamon exfoliating bark, large panicles of white flowers and orange fall color. A fast grower.
Trees 1 Laurus azorica Lauraceae A very unique distinctive tree with dense dark green foliage and black fruit on females in fall. It is amenable to being shaped by trimming.
Trees 1 Lindera aggregata In stock Lauraceae New foliage is gold-bronze turning blue-green, turning darker green above and light green below. This small tree has a nice rounded form.
Trees 1 Lindera angustifolia In stock Lauraceae An understory tree to about that produces dark berries in fall and beautiful copper foliage in winter and early spring.
Trees 1 Liquidambar formosana Altingiaceae This smaller sweet gum from Taiwan displays very nice fall color, sometimes more yellow, sometime more red, or a mix.
Trees 0 Liquidambar styraciflua
sweetgum
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In stock Altingiaceae Plant in low areas prone to flooding.
Trees 1 Lithocarpus edulis 'Starburst' In stock Fagaceae A very colorful member of the oak group whose inflorescences hold small acorns in fall.
Trees 1 Litsea japonica In stock Lauraceae Very rare in cultivation, this slow-growing shrub is among the few that maintains a dense form in medium shade without pruning. Blue-green above with fuzzy golden undersides, its attractive foliage is reminiscent of the cool-climate big-leaf rhododendrons which can’t otherwise be grown in southeast Texas, and therefore lends a unique presence in the garden you might otherwise expect in the Pacific Northwest. With such amazing foliage, you won’t care that the flowers are tiny and ornamentally insignificant.
Trees 1 Machilus thunbergii Lauraceae The main attraction, besides the gorgeous green ovate leaves, is the plump purple berries on pink petioles.
Trees 1 Magnolia coco Magnoliaceae The specimen in the garden is much cold hardier than those found in the trade having survived with some limited damage down to 13 F. It is also on the smaller side.
Trees 1 Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei
Ashe's magnolia
In stock Magnoliaceae This is threatened Florida panhandle native is similar to M. macrophylla but smaller all around, to about 12 ft. Striking red fruit. Perfect for an understory. Prefers acidic soil.
Trees 1 Magnolia tamaulipana In stock Magnoliaceae Known from only a few locations in the cloud forest of northeastern Mexico, this endangered magnolia was collected by John Fairey on one of his first expeditions. It was found growing near the base of a wet canyon in mostly shade. It is very similar to the native Magnolia grandiflora except having much larger bronze foliage and flowers appearing to be touched up with watercolor paint. One of our wild-collected clones exhibits this stunning magenta color accentuating the bases of the petal-like tepals.
Trees 1 Mallotus japonicus In stock Euphorbiaceae Makes a very eloquent stand alone specimen due to the large deep green veined leaves. Flowers are insignificant.
Trees 1 Malus doumeri var. formosana Rosaceae This crabapple has deep dark green highly serrated leaves.
Trees 1 Millettia grandis In stock Leguminosae We have no experience growing this plant. You're on your own!
Trees 1 Morus alba 'Cedar Key Mulberry' Moraceae This cultivar of Morus alba, which has naturalized to Cedar Key, Florida, has large four inch leaves and large 1.5 inch fruit. These are female plants and are self-fertile.
Trees 1 Murraya koenigii
curry leaf
Rutaceae Curry leaves are used as a spice in food. The dark seed pulp is also edible. The seeds will germinate easily.
Trees 0 Myrcianthes fragrans
Simpson's stopper
In stock Myrtaceae These plants were grown from cuttings collected from mature specimen that hasn't attained a height of more than 5 ft. Flowers year round along with fruits at various degrees of ripeness, green, yellow, orange, red and black.
Trees 1 Myrospermum sousanum
arroyo sweetwood
In stock Leguminosae First collected by Lynn Lowrey in Bustamente, Mexico where he found it growing in a goat pasture. All parts are very aromatic, reminiscent of cinnamon. The flowers are born on racemes in great numbers among blue-green foliage. The pods turn dark brown in late summer providing ongoing contrast. Finally, in fall the leaves turn a ghostly yellow.
Trees 1 Nannorrhops ritchieana Arecaceae This silver-leafed palm produces a 6 ft inflorescence in spring that attracts pollinators. Plant in very gritty well drained soil on a hill side.
Trees 0 Nectandra salicifolia In stock Lauraceae
Trees 1 Neolitsea sericea Lauraceae Distinctive rounded deep green leaves quickly tapering to a point. Bronze to red new foliage.
Trees 1 Noltea africana In stock Rhamnaceae We have no experience growing this plant. You're on your own!
Trees 0 Platanus occidentalis var. palmeri Platanaceae A variety of sycamore native to the Texas hill country. Collected in Uvalde County.
Trees 1 Platanus rzedowskii In stock Platanaceae Grown as cuttings from original tree collected by Lynn Lowrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Fluttering green and silver leaves mesmerize. Though this tree can survive long droughts, it needs water to look its best.
Trees 1 Platycladus orientalis In stock Cupressaceae Densely branched, perfectly tear dropped shape makes a perfect screen, such as along a drive or fence.
Trees 1 Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea' In stock Cupressaceae A very nice tear drop shaped conifer with gold tipped foliage and white cones in fall.
Trees 1 Podocarpus parlatorei Podocarpaceae Small long lived tree to large shrub that is native to montane forests and open ranges at 1200 ft. to 3000 ft. elevation.
Trees 1 Podocarpus totara subsp. waihoensis
Totara
Podocarpaceae A very large tree eventually with wide spreading branches, brownish to dark green foliage and dark stringy bark.
Trees 1 Populus deltoides 'Purple Tower' In stock Salicaceae Very fast growing tree to about 50 ft. Has large purple leaves. Prune yearly to maintain dense form. The cultivar is 'Purple Tower' which originated as a random mutant in a Chinese forestry plot and was brought to the US via Germany by Jason Smith of the University of Florida.
Trees 1 Populus tremuloides Salicaceae
Trees 0 Quercus acerifolia
maple-leaf oak
In stock Fagaceae
Trees 1 Quercus acutissima
sawtooth oak
Fagaceae
Trees 0 Quercus buckleyi
Texas red oak
Fagaceae Prefers alkaline soil but is very adaptable to other soils.
Trees 1 Quercus canbyi
Canby's oak
In stock Fagaceae A smaller oak with small toothed leaves that thrives in neglected gritty well-drained locations. Variable fall color varies from dark orange, brown to red.
Trees 0 Quercus fusiformis In stock Fagaceae This is the shrubby thicket form of fusiformis. The leaves are a very dark green.
Trees 1 Quercus galeanensis In stock Fagaceae These were grown from open pollinated trees that attain no more than 14 ft. in height. The original plants were collected in Mexico as acorn and have a tight crown in full sun. Low water. Adaptable to any soil.
Trees 1 Quercus germana
Mexican Royal Oak
In stock Fagaceae Amazing pink spring new growth followed by repeated flushes into fall, and very large acorns, make this smaller wild collected Mexican oak a spectacle throughout the year. More suited to warmer zones, such as 9a. Though it can handle temps into the low teens, late fall new foliage will be damaged by an early freeze.
Trees 1 Quercus gilva In stock Fagaceae Glossy dark green leaves above, brown and covered with white tomentum below.
Trees 1 Quercus glauca
Japanese blue oak
In stock Fagaceae A strictly evergreen tree to about 40 ft., often multi-trunked, with grey somewhat mottled bark. The underneath side of leaves is bluish. Extremely drought-tolerant. Slow growing.
Trees 1 Quercus glaucoides Fagaceae
Trees 0 Quercus imbricaria
shingle oak
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In stock Fagaceae
Trees 1 Quercus laeta Fagaceae
Trees 1 Quercus longinux In stock Fagaceae We have no experience growing this oak, so the seed sent to us by a friend in Taiwan is our first experience. Those acorns are now saplings in 12 inch tree pots. Although it is claimed not to be cold hardy, these acorns were collected from a montane location.
Trees 0 Quercus macrocarpa In stock Fagaceae Tends to prefer moist soils in lower zones than zone 9.
Trees 0 Quercus marilandica
black jack oak
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In stock Fagaceae Native to the Cross Timbers area of Texas, along with Post Oak. A Dark bark. Long lasting red fall foliage.
Trees 0 Quercus muehlenbergii
chinquapin oak
In stock Fagaceae Grown from open pollinated seed.
Trees 0 Quercus polymorpha
Monterrey oak
In stock Fagaceae Once thought to be endemic to Mexico, this medium sized oak was discovered growing in far south Texas. It is drought tolerant and prefers alkaline soil. Full sun. Highly variable habit and leaf.
Trees 1 Quercus porphyrogenita Fagaceae
Trees 1 Quercus rysophylla
loquat-leaf oak
In stock Fagaceae These were grown from garden seed harvested from trees collected in Mexico. They are very adaptable to the loamy soil of east Texas and to the climate here, having shown no damage down to the single digits. Immature leaves tend to have toothy lobes, then mature to an entire margin. The leaves are stiff and rough, coriacious, and are a bright green color.
Trees 1 Quercus salicina Fagaceae
Trees 1 Quercus schottkyana In stock Fagaceae Large shrub to small tree. Not overly drought or heat tolerant. Southern China. Resembles Quercus glauca. Rare in cultivation.
Trees 0 Quercus shumardii
Shumard's oak
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In stock Fagaceae Any soil except high pH. Tolerant of dry soil as well as wet. Fall color is a muddy red. Expect wildlife to have a high interest in this tree from acorn consumers to larva.
Trees 1 Quercus sp. 'San Carlos' In stock Fagaceae Collected on multiple expeditions to the San Carlos Mountains in Mexico, this medium sized oak has small striped acorns in fall and peachy pink new growth in spring. A favorite of sapsuckers. Plant in sunny well-drained location and water sparingly once established.
Trees 0 Quercus stellata In stock Fagaceae This is a great small oak to grow on a shallow hilltop, displaying it's classic gnarly limbs.
Trees 1 Quercus stenophylloides Fagaceae
Trees 0 Quercus texana In stock Fagaceae Nutall's oak is a medium to large oak. Part sun. Medium water. Native to a small area of far east Texas.
Trees 1 Rhapidophyllum hystrix
needle palm
Arecaceae This most cold hardy palm may die back below 0 F but it will return from the roots.
Trees 1 Salix floridana
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In stock Salicaceae From a Florida panhandle bog to our nursery, Adam Black made original cuttings of the endemic endangered Salix floridana and thankfully distributed it to nurseries around the country. Beautiful yellow flowers in spring before foliage.
Trees 0 Salix gooddingii Salicaceae This riparian tree has very long narrow leaves. Great for a wetlands restoration project. This one was collected northeast of Camp Wood in the western part of the Hill Country.
Trees 0 Sebastiania sp. In stock Euphorbiaceae This member of the Euphorbiaceae family has bright green new foliage turning glaucous as it matures, such that in a breeze, the colors and the long narrow leaves make for a spectacular sight.
Trees 1 Sinojackia rehderiana In stock Styracaceae Many small dangling bell-shaped white flowers in spring before leaves emerge.
Trees 1 Tabebuia umbellata
yellow trumpet tree
In stock Bignoniaceae
Trees 1 Terminalia phanerophlebia In stock Combretaceae Flowers reportedly have an unpleasant aroma.
Trees 1 Thujopsis dolabrata
hiba
In stock Cupressaceae
Trees 1 Thujopsis dolabrata
hiba
Cupressaceae
Trees 0 Tilia caroliniana
Basswood
In stock Malvaceae Basswood prefers moist well-drained soil. Matures to about 60 ft. Beautiful cream-yellow flowers in late spring.
Trees 1 Torreya taxifolia
stinking-cedar
In stock Taxaceae This a critically endangered plant native to Apalachicola River hills and bluffs in the Florida panhandle. Although naturally a large tree to 80 ft prior to the 1950s, it now attains a height of only about 8 ft. (often as a trunk resprout) due to the deleterious effects of a fungal blight that has nearly wiped out the species.
Trees 1 Ulmus glabra In stock Ulmaceae
Trees 1 Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese elm
In stock Ulmaceae This Chinese elm really does have tiny tiny leaves, along with the other amazing qualities of an elm, like yellow fall color and mottled chipped gray, orange, brown, and green bark.
Trees 0 Ungnadia speciosa
horse chestnut
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In stock Sapindaceae This little tree is very versatile. It does well in part sun where it is shrubby to part shade where it is more of a trunked tree. It's very drought tolerant. Purple axillary flowers similar to a redbud's will emerge in early spring before foliage. In fall after foliage has dropped, black seed pods will cling to the branches.
Trees 1 Widdringtonia schwarzii Cupressaceae
Tropicals 1 Aechmea x ortgiesioides Bromeliaceae This epiphyte prefers some shade and loose gravelly soil. Keep warm and moist.
Tropicals 1 Billbergia sp. In stock Bromeliaceae This epiphyte grows well in a pot with gritty soil. It needs very little supplemental water. Place in protected area.
Vines 1 Akebia quinata
chocolate vine
In stock Lardizabalaceae This five-leaflet friendly sausage vine will gently cling to trellises and trees. The flowers are insignificant but the fruit is an amazing hotdog bun-sized exocarp containing a hotdog-sized edible sweet seedy pulp. Though it's listed as invasive in some states, we highly recommend it.
Vines 0 Aristolochia erecta
swanflower
Aristolochiaceae This narrow leaved aristilochia is another small unassuming vine that you can tuck just about anywhere in your garden that doesn't get too much water.
Vines 1 Aristolochia fimbriata
butterfly vine
In stock Aristolochiaceae Plant in raised well-drained soil. Expect lots of seeds and some reseeding, but it's not aggressive. Cordate leaves are a matte green with silver marking along veins. Though it is host to pipeline swallowtail butterflies, they clearly prefer native aristilochia species.
Vines 0 Aristolochia watsonii
Watson's dutchman's pipe
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Aristolochiaceae It's hard not to love this inconspicuous dutchman's vine because of its tiny hastate green to maroonish leaves and its tiny brown smoke pipe shaped flowers. The pipevine swallowtail also loves this little plant and will find it and eat every leaf. No worries, the plant grows a new set of leaves. Flies pollinate the flowers and become trapped there for a day, then move on to the next flower. Perfect for a rockery.
Vines 1 Bauhinia yunnanensis In stock Leguminosae A very elegant vine with lobed leaves typical of orchid trees, but smaller. Beautiful loose clusters of pinkish flowers with maroon-tinged spatulate petals. Not an aggressive vine. Medium water.
Vines 1 Camptosema praeandinum In stock Leguminosae This very loose nonaggressive vine collected in Argentina has bright red pea-like flowers and large round reticulate leaves.
Vines 0 Clematis carrizoensis Ranunculaceae
Vines 0 Clematis texensis
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In stock Ranunculaceae The native Texas clematis! The flower is probably the prettiest purest brightest red of any flower. Sun to part sun. Well-drained soil. Trellis. Deciduous. Not aggressive.
Vines 1 Fridericia sp. In stock Bignoniaceae
Vines 1 Kadsura japonica 'Fukurin'
kadsura vine
In stock Schisandraceae Dark green variegated foliage with red and purple hues in fall and winter.
Vines 1 Passiflora foetida
fetid passionflower
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In stock Passifloraceae Typically growing around ditches and ponds. Best planted after the last frost and kept moist through dry periods. At that point, the plant will spread by rhizome and be dispersed by seed. Despite making a few invasive lists, we highly recommend it because it's a very alluring invitation to many pollinators and it's a host plant and it traps predator bugs on its sappy bracts and dissolves them and the ripened orange-red fruit is edible and the flower though only lasting a day is gorgeous.
Vines 1 Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' In stock Hydrangeaceae
Vines 1 Stauntonia hexaphylla In stock Lardizabalaceae This sausage vine is manageable yet fast growing. It produces racemes of fragrant perfumed flowers in spring which then give way to amazing metallic purple fruit which are edible, similar to other sausage vines such as chocolate vine. Plant in any well-drained soil. This vine will scale a tree.
Vines 1 Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Variagata' In stock Apocynaceae Experience this incredible narrow leafed dense growing vine with the most interesting curvy variegation.
Vines 1 Tylophora ovata In stock Apocynaceae Can scale shrubs and trees or greenhouse rafters with tendrils, producing lianas. Quite a tropical experience.