Featured Plants - Page 1 (A-J)

Plants are in alphabetical order by botanical names.

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Common Name: Trailing Chinese Lantern
Latin Name: Abutilon
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9-11

Common Name: Achimenes
Latin Name: Achimenes longiflora
Family: Gesneriaceae
Zone: 8-10
Summer bloomer, this hardy African Violet relative will naturalize and return each year to bring some tropical foliage and color to your garden. Easy to grow, provide bright shade, good organic soil, and plenty of moisture.

Common Name:
Latin Name: Aechmea recurvata 'Red Form'
Family: Bromeliaceae
Zone: 9-11
A hardy clumping bromeliad with rich red leaves. Happy as a terrestrial grown plant, blooms in spring with red clusters of berry like flowers. Easy to grow, coloration is best in full sun to light shade. Water regularly, grow in loose organic soil. Nice tropical accent to a patio garden.

Common Name: Black Rose Cactus, Black Tree Aeonium
Latin Name: Aeonium aboreum 'Zwartkop'
Family: Crassulaceae
Zone: 9b-11
A succulent perfect for rock gardens, containers and desert plantings. Full sun, drought tolerant. A striking plant with a terminal rosette of almost black leaves and yellow starshaped flowers.

Agapanthus 'Elaine' in bud
Common Name: Lily of the Nile 'Elaine'
Latin Name: Agapanthus 'Elaine'
Family: Liliaceae
Zone: 7-10

Deep dark blue purple globes of flowers on 4 foot stems! Three foot vigorous strap like leaves grow well in full sun. Blooms in mid-summer, several weeks later than regular Agapanthus.

Photo is of flower in bud stage.

Common Name: 'Tutti Fruiti'
Latin Name: Agastache 'Tutti Fruiti'
Family: Lamiaceae
Zone: 7-9
Full sun, gray green foliage is fragrant, flowers pink and purple are edible. Humming bird attractor, prolific bloomer. Perennial, vigorous and trouble free plant.

Common Name: Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise'
Latin Name: Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise'
Family: Lamiaceae
Zone: 7-9

Common Name:
Latin Name: Ajania pacificum (formally Chrysanthemum pacificum)
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 10
Great border plant - perennial 1½ feet tall from Japan. Has silver scalloped leaves. Yellow button blooms in fall. Prefers full sun. Easy, multiplies readily. Shear foliage after blooming to encourage fresh growth. Very showy!


cherries jubilee
Common Name: 'Cherries Jubilee' Allamanda
Latin Name: Allamanda 'Cherries Jubilee'
Family: Apocynaceae


Common Name: Assorted Aloes and Succulents
Latin Name: Aloe Vera and others
Aloes: Named varieties. Great for rock garden. Neat miniature varieties.

Succulents: Unique assortment - great for dish gardens, troughs, rock gardens, xeric plantings.

Common Name: Lemon Verbena
Latin Name: Aloysia citrodora
Family: Verbenaceae
Zone: 8-10
Aromatic lemon-scented leaves are used in herbal teas, as a garnish, and in cooking. Dried leaves retain their scent and flavor well. Grow in well drained soil in full sun.

Common Name: Sweet Almond Verbena
Latin Name: Aloysia virgata
Family: Verbenaceae
Zone: 8b-10
Wonderfully fragrant flowers! When in bloom its wonderful fragrance will fill your garden day and night. Sweet Almond Verbena is native to Argentina and grows to about 10 feet tall. It blooms throughout the summer and fall with with repeated flushes of thin clusters of white flowers attractive to butterflies. Sweet Almond is easy to grow, likes full sun and is draught tolerant after becoming established.

Alternanthera 'Snow on the Mountain'
Common Name: Snow on the Mountain
Latin Name: Alternanthera ficoidea 'Snow on the Mountain'
Family: Amaranthaceae
Zone: 9
This unusual Parrot Plant is topped with brilliant white tiny leaves. Grows to about 12 to 18 inches tall. Prefers full sun to partial shade.

Common Name: Hummingbird Bush, Firecracker Plant
Latin Name: Anisacanthus wrightii
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Texas native
Zone: 7 - 10
Outstanding hardy, drought tolerant native. Great for attracting hummingbirds. Sun to Partial Shade.

Common Name: White Coral Vine
Latin Name: Antigonon leptopus 'Alba'
Family: Polygonaceae
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9

Aristolochia fimbriata Flower
Common Name: White-Veined Hardy Dutchman's Pipe
Latin Name: Aristolochia fimbriata
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Zone: 7-9
Ground cover pipevine, likes full sun. Attracts butterflies (food plant for Pipevine Swallowtail) Beautiful veined leaves and exotic flower that mimics butterfly larvae. Easy to grow perennial also will reseed itself.

Common Name: Giant White Dutchman's Pipe
Latin Name: Aristolochia grandiflora 'alba'
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Zone: 10
Large vine with heart shaped leaves and huge cream colored reticulated flowers each with its own tail! Flowers are an impressive 10 inches wide. This vine is native to Central America.

Common Name: Artemisia
Latin Name: Artemisia 'Silver Powis'
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 5-9
Evergreen shrub that is drought tolerant. The foliage repels insects. Used in Mexican culture, tea made from the leaves is used for stomach ailments.

Common Name: Mother fern
Latin Name: Asplenium bulbiferum
Family: Aspleniaceae
Zone: 9-11
Evergreen, beautiful featherlike fronds, has arching growth habit, easy to grow.

Common Name: Coral Creeper, Red Phillipine Violet
Latin Name: Barleria repens
Family: Acanthaceae
Zone: 10
Evergreen groundcover. Fantastic hardy full sun borders, salt tolerant, drought tolerant, blooms until frost, easty to grow, will tolerate mild freezes, 1 and half foot tall.

Common Name: Climbing Spinach
Latin Name: Basella rubra
Family: Basellaceae
Zone: 10
Climbing Spinach is a fast-growing, soft-stemmed vine,with thick, semi-succulent, heart-shaped leaves with a mild flavor.

Common Name: Red Orchid Tree
Latin Name: Bauhinia galpinii
Family: Fabaceae
Zone: 9-10

A small red flowering 'Orchid Tree' from South Africa. Flowers summer to fall and is hardy in zone 9 if protected for first 3 years from hard freezes. The nature of this small tree is to clamber through brush with long branches, but can easily be kept in a tree shape with some trimming.

Grow in full sun, water regularly, protect from hard freezes.

Common Name: Bonfire Begonia
Latin Name: Begonia boliviensis
Family: Begoniaceae
Zone: 10 - 11

Bonfire is an incredibly beautiful tuberous begonia native to South America. As a hanging basket plant it will produce hundreds of fiery scarlet-orange flowers all summer long. This is an easy to grow Begonia, keep the soil moist and grow in full sun to partial shade. Bound to be one of the best new plants in your garden this year. A Must Have, hard to find plant !

Common Name: Queen's Tears Bromeliad
Latin Name: Billbergia nutans
Family: Bromeliaceae
Zone: 9-11
An easy to grow Bromeliad, works well as a terrestrial garden plant. Provide plenty of loose loamy soil and organic matter. Keep cups washed out regularly especially under Live Oak trees. Flowering is usually in spring. Clumps multiply and may be divided each year or two.

Bracteantha bracteata
Common Name: Strawflower, Everlasting, Paper Daisy
Latin Name: Bracteantha bracteata
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 10 as perennial, 6 up as annual
Annual growing 10-12 inches high x 12-14 inches wide, grow in full sun. Great for landscape or in containers.

Common Name: Queen of the Night
Latin Name: Brunfelsia lactea
Family: Solanaceae
Zone: 10-11
White tubular fluted flowers are heavenly fragrant at night. Prefers part shade. Has been in bloom in my greenhouse Oct. through Feb. One of my favorite plants!

Common Name: Wooly Butterfly Bush
Latin Name: Buddleja marrubiifolia
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Rounded evergreen shrub to 4-5' tall and wide. Orange marble-sized flowers and gray foliage. Attracts butterflies.

Common Name: Calathea standing tiger
Latin Name: Calathea standing tiger
Family: Marantaceae
Zone: 10-11
Great shade plant. Root hardy, native to the tropical Americas

Common Name: Skeleton Leaf Cassia, Feathery Cassia
Latin Name: Cassia artemisioides
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8-10
Endemic to Australia. Rounded evergreen desert shrub 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. Full sun. Yellow flowers in spring and summer. Host plant for sulphur butterflies.

Common Name: Worley's Butter Cream
Latin Name: Cassia bicapsularis 'Buttercream'
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8-10

Common Name: Senna, Butterfly Cassia, Buttercup Bush
Latin Name: Cassia corymbosa
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8-10
Texas native, full sun, 6 to 8 feet, hardy, blooms summer and winter with orchid-like yellow flowers. Food plant for the yellow sulphur butterflies. Easy to grow. Also attracts honey bees and birds.

Common Name: Golden Shower Tree
Latin Name: Cassia fistula
Family: Fabaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8-10
Tropical flowering, deciduous tree with golden chains of yellow flowers hanging from branches, also has large leaflets.

Common Name: Nirvana™ Vinca
Latin Name: Catharanthus roseus 'Nirvana'
Family: Apocynaceae
Zone: 7-10
Disease resistant hybrid 'Vinca 'Nirvana' thrives in our summer heat and dry conditions, so be sure to plant in a well drained soil mix.

Common Name: White American Beautyberry
Latin Name: Callicarpa americana 'Lactea'
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Southern United States
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7-10
A naturally occurring white form of of the usually purple-pink American Beautyberry. This native Texas deciduous shrub grows 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. Plants come true from seeds. Birds and other wildlife are quite fond of the berries and can strip the plant bare of fruit in a few days foraging. This easy to grow native likes semi-shade but can grow in full sun with regular watering.

Common Name: Purple Crown Flower, Giant Milkweed
Latin Name: Calotropis gigantea
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Zone: 10
Beautiful purple-blue and gold flowers about one inch across, leaves light gray green in color. Monarch butterfly plant, conversation piece for any garden. Prefers full sun and regular watering. Native to India.

Common Name: 'Colchester White' Giant Dusty Miller
Latin Name: Centaurea gymnocarpa 'Colchester White'
Family: Asteraceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7
Rare Drought tolerant, full sun, hardy. A giant version of Dusty Miller grows 3 to4' and blooms beautiful blue purple thistle like blooms. Needs sun and good drainage.

Common Name: Mexican Redbud Tree
Latin Name: Cercis mexicana
Family: Leguminosae
Zone: 7-9
Mexican Redbud is a moderate to rapid-grower when young, reaching a height of 18 to 25 feet. The splendid purple-pink flowers appear all over the tree in spring, just before the leaves emerge. Leaves are considerably smaller than those on Texas Redbud and Eastern Redbud, and the edges are distinctly undulating. Mexican Redbud has an irregular growth habit when young but forms a graceful flat-topped vase-shape as it gets older. The tree usually branches low on the trunk, and if left intact forms a graceful multi-trunked habit.

Common Name: Purple Cestrum
Latin Name: Cestrum elegans purpureum
Family: Solanaceae
Zone: 9-11
An evergreen shrub with dense clusters of tubular purple violet flowers. Blooms late summer through fall, prefers full sun but can tolerate shade. Can reach 6 to 7ft. Easy to grow, mulch well in winter.

Common Name: Hardy Cinnamon Tree
Latin Name: Cinnamomum chekiangensis
Family: Lauraceae
Zone: 7-10
Recently introduced small broadleaf evergreen tree to 40 ft with shiny tropical looking leaves, appears to be quite hardy in East Texas gardens and is definitely hardier than its close relative, the more tropical Camphor Tree - Cinnamomum camphora.

Common Name: Clerodendrum "Musical Notes"
Latin Name: Clerodendrum incisum
Family: Lamiaceae
Zone: 9-11
The unopened flower buds of this unusual Clerodendrum resemble musical notes! Blooms almost continually during summer months.

Clerodendrum "Light Bulbs"
Common Name: Clerodendrum "Light Bulbs"
Latin Name: Clerodendrum smithianum
Family: Lamiaceae
Zone: 10
Upright shrub produces cascades of white buds shaped like small light bulbs, opening to white flowers. Tropical short day bloomer!

Common Name: Tindora, Ivy Gourd
Latin Name: Coccinia grandis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
This vining plant is native to India and is a popular traditional vegetable. It is quite rare to find in the U.S. Easy to grow, the fruits resemble little cucumbers and are eaten raw, sauteed, or pickled. It has medicinal properties as well and is said to regulate blood sugar. It is sometimes recommended for diabetics for this reason. In India it is eaten green when it is crunchy but if you let it ripen to orange it gets soft and is quite sweet. Fun and easy to grow, but protect from winter by taking late fall cuttings to replant in spring. Our stock are from a sterile strain bred to taste better and will not seed out everywhere.It must be grown from cuttings.

Common Name: Monkey Brush vine
Latin Name: Combretum fruticosum
Family: Combretaceae
Large tropical vine with brushlike combs of yellow and orange blooms.

Common Name: Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'
Latin Name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'
Family: Iridaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6-9
Easy to grow, hardy, colorful burnt orange flowers with red centers on 3 foot stalks. Blooms in mid to late summer. Grow in full sun in well drained soil.

Common Name: 'Lucifer' Montbretia
Latin Name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer'
Family: Iridaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5-9

Full Sun to partial sun with medium watering will insure blooms all through June - August. Bright scarlet red flowers on 2-4 foot stems.

We also have a yellow form available.

Common Name: Lemongrass
Latin Name: Cymbopogon citrates
Family: Poaceae
Zone: 9-10
Lemongrass is an easy to grow clumping tropical grass used extensively in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Lemongrass is believed by many to be an herbal remedy, helping with stomach problems, arthritis, and containing anti-oxidants. A deliciously relaxing tea is also made from the leaves.

Common Name: Blue Twister
Latin Name: Dasylirion berlandieri
Family: Asparagaceae, formerly Ruscaceae
Zone: 7-10
Native to Mexico

Common Name: Variegated Flax-lily
Latin Name: Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata'
Family: Liliaceae
Zone: 8-10

A variegated evergreen perennial 2-3 ft tall with small blue flowers in spring. Later in the fall metallic blue berries mature giving an interesting accent to fall and winter gardens.

Drought tolerant, partial shade, fertilize monthly with a general garden fertilizer during the growing season (March to September)

Duranta Cuban Gold
Common Name: Duranta 'Cuban Gold'
Latin Name: Duranta erecta
Family: Verbenaceae
Zone: 8-11
Small tropical shrub from Jamaica grows 8 to 12 inches tall, takes the heat and humidity of Texas gardens. Good lasting chartreuse color for mixed containers, baskets, and borders, grow in full sun to partial shade. Has small blue flowers followed by occasional clusters of non-edible golden berries.

Common Name: Sandpaper Tree
Latin Name: Ehretia anacua
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: South Texas
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8

Anacua is an attractive tree mainly native to South Texas but can be found as far north as Austin. It blooms from spring through summer with white, fragrant flowers that cover the tree in dense clusters. Bright orange fruits then ripen from April to June. Its name 'Sand Paper Tree'  comes from to the rough texture of its leaves.

Common Name: Lily of the Valley tree
Latin Name: Elaeocarpus grandiflorus
Family: Elaeocarpaceae

Blooms clusters of frilly white petticoat like flowers that are fragrant at night and smell of coconut.

Common Name: Coral Bean tree, Fireman's Cap
Latin Name: Erythrina crista-galli
Family: Fabaceae
Zone: 9-11
Flowering tree native to South America. Can grow to 15' but can be pruned to shrub size. Blooms beautiful butterfly shaped red flowers from April to October. Flowers are rich in nectar and are a favorite for hummingbirds. Easy to grow and quite hardy. Note all parts are poisonous.

Common Name: Coral Bean tree
Latin Name: Erythrina x bidwillii
Family: Fabaceae
Zone: 9-11
This one is a summer bloomer. It has huge long spires of red flowers. A hummingbird favorite. A sterile crossing of Erythrina herbacea (female) with Erythrina crista-galli (male)

Common Name: Wild ageratum, Blue-mist Flower
Latin Name: Eupatorium coelestinum, Conoclinium coelestinum
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 5-10

Blue-mist Flower is native to the central and Southeastern US. Its bright blue flowers are butterfly magnets! Easy to grow, this herbaceous perennial likes full sun to partial shade with medium wet consistently moist soil and will readily naturalize in the garden. Works well as both a groundcover or filler plant. Blooming is best in summer and early fall.

Common Name: Red spurge, Caribbean Copper Plant
Latin Name: Euphorbia cotinifolia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Mexico to South America
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10

Common Name: Euphorbia geroldii
Latin Name: Euphorbia geroldii
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Zone: 10
A Crown-of-Thorns without the thorns! This beautiful plant blooms all summer with bright red flowers in pairs with yellow centers. It is a semi-succulent shrub from Madagascar and can tolerate moisture better than most Euphorbias. Excellent potted plant, protect from freezing weather. Favorite of hummingbirds. Partial sun to bright shade.

Common Name: Ascot Rainbow
Latin Name: Euphorbia martinii
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Zone: 10
In the Poinsettia family, this succulent is winter hardy. Tricolor foliage turns burgundy in fall. Very pretty plant!

Common Name: Lisianthus, Texas bluebells
Latin Name: Eustoma grandiflorum
Family: Gentianaceae
Zone: 9-11
Annual. Double purple, double pink, double yellow. Good cut flower.

Common Name: Vietnamese Gardenia
Latin Name: Gardenia vietnamensis
Family: Rubiaceae
Zone: 10
Well branched shrub to about 4' produces 2" white highly fragrant flowers in summer. Repeats bloom under warm sunny conditions. Highly tolerant of alkaline soils unlike other tropical Gardenia varieties. Touted as being the most fragrant of all Gardenia species!

Gladiolus byzantinus
Common Name: Byzantine Gladiolus
Latin Name: Gladiolus byzantinus
Family: Iridaceae
Zone: 6-10

An old south cottage garden heirloom gladiolus with small vibrant magenta flowers grown in America since colonial days. These bulbs increase year after year into even larger clumps.

Gladiolus byzantinus, sometimes known as cornflags, mark many old home sites and cemetery plots in Texas and the Southern U.S.

Common Name: Heirloom Burgundy Cotton
Latin Name: Gossypium hirsutum 'Burgundy'
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9-11

These are beautiful plants, a true heirloom cotton with mauve pink flowers, dark burgundy leaves and it produces real cotton! The plant looks a bit like a burgundy leaf confederate rose. The cotton fibers are white.

Plants are full bushy and about 18 inches tall. Cotton is a perennial Mallow and if protected through winter freezes will shine again next year in your garden. You can also start this heirloom burgundy cotton from its seeds.

Common Name: Caricature Plant
Latin Name: Graptophyllum pictum 'Aurea Variegata'
Family: Acanthaceae
Zone: 10
Foliage is oval shaped, glossy, variegated and leathery; leaves are up to 5 inches long. Likes medium humidity and moist not wet soil. Grows five to eight feet tall by two feet wide. Useful as a specimen or background planting. Will freeze but is root hardy to about 25 degrees. Fast growing.

Common Name: Lavender Star Shrub
Latin Name: Grewia occidentalis
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9-11
A large arching shrub with lavender starry flowers constantly. This very drought tolerant shrub is easy to grow, and cold hardy. Prefers full sun but can adjust to partial. Can be pruned to keep in bounds, otherwise can get about 5' tall. This shrub is also salt tolerant!

Common Name: Gynura
Latin Name: Gynura bicolor
Family: Asteraceae
Zone: 8b-11
Easy to grow, good for hanging baskets, planters, or ground cover. Interesting chocolaty foliage marked by prominent green veins and purple beneath.

Common Name: Yucca Red 'Brake Lights'
Latin Name: Hesperaloe parviflora 'Brake Lights'
Family: Agavaceae
Zone: 6-10

Vivid red flowering Yucca.

Common Name: Yellow Blooming Yucca
Latin Name: Hesperaloe parviflora
Family: Agavaceae
Zone: 6-10

Clumping accent plant to 3-4 feet tall and wide.

Common Name: Heart Leaf Hibiscus
Latin Name: Hibiscus cardiophyllus
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Texas Native Plant
Hardiness: USDA Zone 8-10
This native Texas hibiscus is a drought- tolerant shrubby perennial native to the Rio Grande Plains, Edwards Plateau and Eastern Trans-Pecos regions of Texas. Bright crimson flowers bloom from spring until fall. It is a deciduous shrub growing one to two feet tall and requiring good drainage and winter mulching in colder areas. Can be grown in full sun or partial shade.

Hibiscus hamabo flower
Common Name: Hardy Yellow Hibiscus
Latin Name: Hibiscus hamabo
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 8b-10
Summer bloomer, Will grow into a 4 ft tall and wide shrub, flowers cheery yellow.

Common Name: Hibiscus 'Yellow El Capitolio' "Sport of Sports"
Latin Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Yellow El Capitolio' "Sport of Sports"
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 10+
Yellow ruffled flower with red center has other flower in center

Common Name: Tea Hibiscus, Roselle
Latin Name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9+
Roselle plant. Small red fruits are pickled and the leaves used as a vegetable and spice in curries.

Common Name: Assorted Althea, Rose of Sharon
Latin Name: Hibiscus syriacus
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9+
Hardy, upright deciduous shrub with large, short-lived flowers, native to Asia. Assorted named varieties

Common Name: Althea Dynamics, Rose of Sharon
Latin Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Dynamics'
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9+
Hardy, upright deciduous shrub with large, short-lived flowers

Common Name: Althea Lucy, Rose of Sharon
Latin Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Lucy'
Family: Malvaceae
Zone: 9+
Tree form with deep pink flowers

Common Name: Variegated Tree Hibiscus, Mahoe
Latin Name: Hibiscus tiliaceus 'Variegata'
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South Pacific
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10
Striking foliage plant with splashed multi-shaded green and white leaves. New leaves are tinted deep maroon. Flowers are yellow with a dark maroon center.

Common Name: Variegated Amaryllis
Latin Name: Hippeastrum reticulatum striatifolium
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: Brazil
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10-11
Neat variety from Brazil. Fast multiplier and vigorous grower. Blooms are pink, slightly ruffled, reticulated with deep cerise pink stripes. Leaves have prominent white stripe. Unique!

Common Name: Helicopter Vine
Latin Name: Hiptage benghalensis
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: native to India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines
Very ornamental woody vine, with very sweetly scented pinkish flowers with unusual red propellor like seed capsules, hardy and easy to grow!

Common Name: Hosta 'Stained Glass', Plantain Lily
Latin Name: Hosta 'Stained Glass'
Family: Liliaceae
Zone: 4-9

American Hosta Growers Association 2006 Hosta of the Year. Easy to grow, multiplies quickly. Stained Glass Hosta is more sun and heat tolerant than most Hostas and has bright shiny golden foliage with two inch wide dark green margins. Plants grow into 3 to 4 foot wide clumps with large fragrant light lavender flowers in the fall. Clumps are easy to divide.

Common Name: Lifesaver plant
Latin Name: Huernia zebrina
Family: Asclepiadaceae

Succulent with 5 pointed yellow star shaped flowers banded in coppery brown with dark red life saver shaped rim. Unique and easy to grow!

Common Name: Bellyache Bush
Latin Name: Jatropha gossypifolia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Zone: 9-10
Native to Mexico, this member of the Euphorbia family loves hot dry weather. Treat as an annual in most of Texas as it will freeze if unprotected in winter. Once established, this fast growing shrub with , beautiful maroon shiny 3 to 5 lobed leaves and small red flowers will reseed itself and return each year with the onset of hot weather. This tropical is easy to grow, just plant, water in, and forget.

Common Name: 'Rose' Jacobinia
Latin Name: Justicia carnea
Family: Acanthaceae
Zone: 9-10
Hardy small shrub to 4 feet tall, rose pink flowers and purple undersides to the leaves. Grows well in shade in a good moist organic soil. Blooms all summer with mounds of large rose-pink flowers. Easy to grow!

Common Name: Dwarf Yellow Jacobinia
Latin Name: Justicia sp.
Family: Acanthaceae
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9-10
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