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
Fall Aster Aster oblongifolium Perennials Sun/Part Shade Fall Aster   Aster oblongifolium
Wavy Scaly Cloak Fern Astrolepis sinuata Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Wavy Scaly Cloak Fern  Astrolepis sinuata
Desert Broom Baccharis sarothroides Shrubs Sun Desert Broom  Baccharis sarothroides
Baptisia, Purple (Wild Indigo) Baptisa australis Shrubs Sun Baptisia, Purple  (Wild Indigo)   Baptisa australis , Baptisia, Purple  (Wild Indigo)   Baptisa australis
Anacacho Orchid Tree Bauhinia lunarioides Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Anacacho Orchid
Agarita Berberis trifoliata (Mahonia trifoliata) Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Agarita - Berberis trifoliata (Mahonia trifoliata)
Daisy, Chocolate Berlandiera lyrata Perennials Sun/Part Shade Daisy, Chocolate  Berlandiera lyrata
Crossvine Bignonia capreolata Vines Sun/Part Shade Crossvine - Tangerine Beauty , Crossvine - Tangerine Beauty
Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Sideoats Grama   Bouteloua curtipendula
Bulbine Bulbine frutescens Perennials Sun Bulbine Bulbine frutescens