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
Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum , Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum
Catmint Nepeta X faassenii Perennials Sun/Part Shade Catmint Nepeta X faassenii
Nolina Nolina lindheimeriana Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun/Part Shade Nolina   Nolina lindheimeriana , Nolina   Nolina lindheimeriana
Primrose, Missouri Oenothera macrocarpa Perennials Sun/Part Shade Primrose, Missouri Oenothera macrocarpa
Aztec Grass Ophiopogon intermedius Groundcovers Shade Aztec Grass.  Ophiopogon intermedius
Cactus, Prickly Pear Optunia spp. Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun Cactus Bloom  Optunia spp. , Cactus   Opuntia Santa Rita
Mountain Pea Orbexilum pedunculatum Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Mountain Pea  Orbexilum pedunculatum , Mountain Pea  Orbexilum pedunculatum
Oregano Origanum vulgare Groundcovers Sun Oregano  Origanum vulgare
Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Switchgrass      Panicum virgatum , Switchgrass      Panicum virgatum
Retama Parkinsonia aculeata Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Retama   Parkinsonia aculeata , Retama   Parkinsonia aculeata