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
Cactus, Prickly Pear Optunia spp. Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun Cactus Bloom  Optunia spp. , Cactus   Opuntia Santa Rita
Aztec Grass Ophiopogon intermedius Groundcovers Shade Aztec Grass.  Ophiopogon intermedius
Primrose, Missouri Oenothera macrocarpa Perennials Sun/Part Shade Primrose, Missouri Oenothera macrocarpa
Nolina Nolina lindheimeriana Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun/Part Shade Nolina   Nolina lindheimeriana , Nolina   Nolina lindheimeriana
Catmint Nepeta X faassenii Perennials Sun/Part Shade Catmint Nepeta X faassenii
Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum , Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum
Muhly, Deer Muhlenbergia rigens Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Muhly, Deer    Muhlenbergia rigens
Muhly, Big Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Muhly, Bamboo  Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
Muhly, Bamboo Muhlenbergia dumosa Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Muhly, Bamboo  Muhlenbergia dumosa
Muhly, Pine Muhlenbergia dubia Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun Muhly, Pine    Muhlenbergia dubia