Explore the variety of native and adapted plants for your corner of Texas — whether you’re looking for color, shade, a home for wildlife or just never want to mow again.
A signature Texas native: deer-proof and drought proof.
A mid-sized pine with a moderate growth rate.
A tough ornamental tree or shrub, native to Southwest Texas and Mexico.
The go-to native milkweed for clay, sand and caliche if you want to attract monarch butterflies.
Fast-growing and fragrant.
Aromatic, feathery foliage adds a touch of silver to the shade garden.
A petite, architectural agave.
A workhorse in the watersaver garden.
One of the most drought-tolerant big bunchgrasses, with playful, billowy foliage. Despite the name, no relation to bamboo.
An evergreen wiregrass well-adapted to Hill Country ledges.
A branching form of the classic Big Bend yucca.
A native blue wiregrass for Texas Hill Country limestone.
A common drought-tolerant turf grass suited for full sun.
A native of New Mexico: soft, fuzzy leaves and bright red blooms.
An elegant West Texas yucca, widely used in landscaping.
The “Lost Maple” is a relic from cooler times in Texas.
A native passionflower with swallow-tailed leaves.
A tough shrub with so many butterflies it can be hard to see the flowers.
A wild daisy for gravelly soils: see it dotting the Texas Hill Country all year long.
A roadside native, unfurling intricate caterpillar flowers in spring.
Thornless, big and blue, for dramatic xeric textures.
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