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
Oregano Origanum vulgare Groundcovers Sun Oregano  Origanum vulgare
Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans Grasses (Ornamental & Prairie) Sun Indian Grass   Sorghastrum nutans
Esperanza/Yellow Bells Tecoma stans Perennials Sun Esperanza/Yellow Bells
Oak, Chinquapin Quercus muhlenbergii Trees (Large) Sun Oak, Chinquapin  -  Quercus muhlenbergii , Oak, Chinquapin  -  Quercus muhlenbergii
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana Shrubs Sun Pineapple Guava   Feijoa sellowiana , Pineapple Guava   Feijoa sellowiana
Santolina (Lavender Cotton) Santolina chamaecyparissus Groundcovers Sun Santolina  (Lavender Cotton)  Santolina chamaecyparissus
Sage, Jerusalem Phlomis fruticosa Perennials Sun Sage, Jerusalem  Phlomis fruticosa
Firebush Hamelia patens Perennials Sun Firebush  Hamelia patens
Oak, Texas Red Quercus texana Trees (Large) Sun Quercus  texana    Texas Red Oak
Rosemary, Upright Rosmarinus officinalis Shrubs Sun Rosemary, Upright  Rosmarinus officinalis