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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 Name Botanical Name Plant Type Lightsort descending Plant Images
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Perennials Sun/Part Shade Purple Coneflower  Echinacea purpurea
Passion Vine Passiflora incarnata Vines Sun/Part Shade Passion Vine                 Passiflora incarnata
Redbud, Mexican Cercis canadensis var . 'mexicana' Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Redbud, Mexican   Cercis canadensis   var .  mexicana
Mountain Pea Orbexilum pedunculatum Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Mountain Pea  Orbexilum pedunculatum
Iris, Bicolor Dietes bicolor Perennials Sun/Part Shade Iris, Bicolor   Dietes bicolor
Carolina Buckthorn Frangula caroliniana Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Carolina Buckthorn   Frangula caroliniana
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima Perennials Sun/Part Shade Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta var.  Pulcherrima
Japanese Yew Podocarpus macrophyllus Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Japanese Yew  Podocarpus macrophyllus
Olive, Mexican Cordia boissieri Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Olive, Mexican   Cordia boissieri
Cuphea, Batface Cuphea llavea Perennials Sun/Part Shade Cuphea, Batface   Cuphea llavea