Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) is one of the most popular plants we sell at Shades of Green. It’s a bushy, low-growing, native Texas perennial that loves hot, dry conditions. It tolerates almost any type of soil, whether rocky, dry, sandy, or caliche, so long as it has good drainage. This plant DOES NOT like wet […]Read More
Black-Eyed Susan Brightens Gardens with Abundant Blooms Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida) is a bright, beautiful native Texas perennial that thrives in full-sun. It’s one of the most popular perennials in the United States with good reason. Its stunning, golden-yellow, daisy-like flowers contrast wonderfully against its dark green foliage and it blooms and blooms and blooms! A common […]Read More
Pink Skullcap: a great Texas plant from Mexico by way of North Carolina Scutellaria suffrutescens is a plant known by many names. We typically call it Texas Skullcap, but it’s also called: Pink Skullcap, Pink Texas Skullcap, Texas Pink Skullcap, Cherry Skullcap, and Texas Rose Mexican Skullcap. Whatever you call it, this is an excellent ground cover for North […]Read More
Brighten Up Your Flower Bed Border with Sun Drops If you’ve been searching for a low-growing, heat-loving border plant, that blooms profusely and can take a Texas summer with ease, then you should seriously consider Sun Drops (Calylophus berlandieri and/or Calylophus hartwegii). This native Texas perennial is very heat and drought tolerant and is excellent for mass plantings or […]Read More
Attract Bees to Your North Texas Garden with Peter’s Purple Bee Balm Any cultivar of Bee Balm is an excellent choice for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your yard. Peter’s Purple is a tall, eye-catching, variety that commands attention. It grows 4-6 feet tall and it DOES spread. I mean, it really, really S […]Read More
Texas Star Hibiscus Provides Hardy Tropical Flair For many in North Texas, tropical hibiscus are the go-to plant for a splash of summer color, and it’s easy to understand why. They come in a variety of bright colors – oranges, reds, and yellows of every shade. Pot a few in poolside planters and you can […]Read More
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