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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.

Common Namesort ascending Botanical Name Plant Type Light Plant Images
Sideoats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Sideoats Grama   Bouteloua curtipendula
Shrimp Plant Justicia brandegeana Perennials Sun/Part Shade Shrimp Plant    Justicia brandegeana
Senna, Lindheimer Cassia lindheimeriana Perennials Sun/Part Shade Senna, Lindheimer  Cassia lindheimeriana
Senna, Flowering Cassia corymbosa Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Senna, Flowering    Cassia corymbosa
Sedum (Stonecrop) Sedum spp. Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Sedum  (Stonecrop) Sedum spp.
Sedges Carex spp. Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Texas Sedge
Sedge, Meadow Carex perdentata Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun/Part Shade Sedge Meadow Carex perdentata
Santolina (Lavender Cotton) Santolina chamaecyparissus Groundcovers Sun Santolina  (Lavender Cotton)  Santolina chamaecyparissus
Sage, Tropical Salvia coccinea Perennials Sun/Part Shade Sage, Tropical    Salvia coccinea
Sage, Texas Leucophyllum frutescens Shrubs Sun Sage, Texas   Leucophyllum frutescens