Asclepias speciosa – Showy Milkweed
A stout, sparingly branched, pubescent perennial, 1 1/2-3 ft. tall, with large, oval, blue-green leaves and showy, spherical clusters of rose-colored flowers. Flowers occur at the top of the stem and on stalks from leaf axils. A grayish, velvety plant with erect leafy stems and with umbels … Read More
Asclepias viridis – Spider Milkweed
Spider Milkweed is also commonly known as Green Antelopehorn Milkweed. In Texas, it is quite common and is considered an important food source for the Monarchs as they start their spring migration northward. Spider Milkweed has a native range of Texas north to Nebraska and eastward as far as West Virginia and South Carolina. It can be found along roadsides, ditches, prairies, open areas, and other areas with little vegetative competition. This species tends to be short (12 inches) with multiple stems emerging from the root crown of mature plants. Taller, more erect plants, usually with one or a few stems, can be found in moist prairies. Spider Milkweed features rose-white flowers surrounded by green that form in showy umbellated clusters, often one per plant.
Available – May 2017
Gaillardia grandiflora – Mesa Peach
‘Mesa Peach’ features bicolor light orange and yellow flowers. Extremely vigorous, it will bloom all summer long if deadheaded. Choose it for the front of the border or containers—plant it en masse for a dramatic effect.
Gaura lindheimeri – Crimson Butterflies
‘Mesa Peach’ features bicolor light orange and yellow flowers. Extremely vigorous, it will bloom all summer long if deadheaded. Choose it for the front of the border or containers—plant it en masse for a dramatic effect. Dark red foliage and … Read More
Rudbeckia laciniata – Autumn Sun
‘Herbstsonne’ is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial coneflower which typically grows 4-7′ tall. This is a substantial plant which features large daisy-like flowers (3-4″ across) with drooping yellow rays and elongated bright green center cones. Flowers bloom singly atop slender … Read More