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
Rose, 'Old Blush' Rosa 'Old Blush' Roses Sun Rose, 'Old Blush'       Rosa 'Old Blush'
Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa Trees (Large) Sun Honey Mesquite
Huisache Acacia farnesiana Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun Huisache   Acacia farnesiana
Fragrant Mimosa Mimosa borealis Shrubs Sun Fragrant Mimosa  Mimosa borealis
Germander, Creeping Teucrium cossonii Groundcovers Sun Germander, Creeping Teucrium cossonii
Cactus, Prickly Pear Optunia spp. Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun Cactus Bloom  Optunia spp. , Cactus   Opuntia Santa Rita
Oak, Bur Quercus macrocarpa Trees (Large) Sun Bur Oak
Cuphea, 'David Verity' Cuphea 'David variety' Perennials Sun Cuphea, 'David Verity'   Cuphea 'David variety'
Iceplant Aptenia spp. Delosperma spp. Malephora spp Groundcovers Sun Iceplant   Aptenia spp.      Delosperma spp. Malephora spp
Penstemon, Rock Penstemon baccharifolius Perennials Sun Penstemon, Rock Penstemon baccharifolius