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Midnight Marvel and Starry Starry Night Hibiscus

Two fresh new perennials that you do not want to overlook are the hardy hybrid hibiscus (say that three times fast!) Midnight Marvel and Starry Starry Night. These shrubs are bound to grab attention with their large blooms and dark purple foliage. Scarlet-red flowers open from round cups into plate-like blooms on the Midnight Marvel. In contrast, the Starry Starry Night bares light pink flowers with red veining, also blooming into flat discs. Unlike other hibiscus cultivars, flowers are produced from top to bottom of the shrub. Growing to be about 4 feet tall, these hibiscus will bloom continuously in full sun until the first frost.

Salvia

Salvia plants also known as sage, are long blooming, deer resistant and easy to care for. This garden perennial is essential for feeding honey bees and a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. Most salvias thrive in full sun but, will bloom in light shade. Salvia will grow in clay to sandy soil making them low maintenance. Heights from 12" to 3' with a spread of 2-4', will grow in zones 4-9. Trim back throughout the growing season to keep them under control and to increase blooming

Pavonia Rock Rose

Pavonia Rock Rose is extremely drought tolerant, and can be found growing in the Edwards Plateau, Trans Pecos and Rio Grand Plains. With eye catching Hibiscus-like flowers in shades of pink-rose this will my an ideal plant for any garden. Flowers are about 1 inch in diameter blooming from summer into the fall. Trimming through out the growing season will help control stretching and increase blooming. Blooms open I early morning and close in the evening.

Texas Lantana

Texas Lantana is a native to the Rio Grande Plains and the Edwards Plateau, which tells you this is one tough plant. Texas lantana can make anyone look like they have a green thumb, drought tolerant,heat tolerant, salt tolerant, and deer tolerant. With these major issues covered this plant will do well in any garden. Blooms throughout the summer in full sun and part shade. Will reach 3-4'height 4-5'spreadso give it plenty of room to grow. Texas lantana is a an excellent food source for butterflies and honey bees.