plant search guide


Our native landscape is the inspiration for this guide to earth-wise plant choices for Austin area gardens. The Grow Green plant list was created to help you select beautiful native and adapted plants which are naturally drought tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our precious water resources - our streams, lakes, and aquifers.


Featured Plants

Title Botanical Name Plant Type Light Plant Images
Cypress, Montezuma Taxodium mucronatum Trees (Large) Sun/Part Shade Montezuma Cypress
Daisy, Blackfoot Melampodium leucanthum Perennials Sun Blackfoot Daisy
Daisy, Chocolate Berlandiera lyrata Perennials Sun/Part Shade Daisy, Chocolate  Berlandiera lyrata
Daisy, Copper Canyon Tagetes lemmonii Perennials Sun Daisy, Copper Canyon  Tagetes lemmonii , Daisy, Copper Canyon  Tagetes lemmonii
Daisy, Engelmann Engelmannia peristenia Perennials Sun/Part Shade Daisy, Engelmann Engelmannia peristenia , Daisy, Engelmann Engelmannia peristenia
Dalea, Black Dalea frutescens Shrubs Sun Dalea, Black  Dalea frutescens
Dalea, Gregg Dalea greggii Groundcovers Sun Dalea, Gregg   Dalea greggii , Dalea, Gregg   Dalea greggii
Damianita Chrysactina mexicana Perennials Sun Damianita   Chrysactina mexicana , Damianita   Chrysactina mexicana
Datura or Jimson Weed Datura wrightii Perennials Sun/Part Shade Datura or Jimson Weed  Datura wrightii , Datura or Jimson Weed  Datura wrightii
Desert Broom Baccharis sarothroides Shrubs Sun Desert Broom  Baccharis sarothroides