This easy-to-grow, native ornamental grass provides gorgeous late-season color! Plant en masse, in a patio container or place between shrubs in the landscape. Cutting back in late winter or early spring and some food in spring will keep your grass in amazing shape, however your Pink Muhly will be just fine if you forget about it! Pamper it a little though and you are sure to have the best growth and blooms. Whether you are a low maintenance or no maintenance plant person, Pink Muhly Grass will look great in your landscape! This rugged perennial is deer resistant, thrives in nearly any soil, and tolerates heat, humidity and even drought conditions!
Popular low-growing palm that is seen in most tropical landscapes. Leaves are dark green and glossy on stiff stems. The leaves develop from a rosette and limbs can be pruned if a trunk form Sago Palm is desired. Makes a nice specimen plant or can be grown in large containers on patios or balconies. This is actually a cycad, not a true palm. They prefer full sun to partial shade and regular watering. These palms can grow to be 4-8ft tall with a 6-10ft spread! Make sure to fertilize them in the spring and summer witha well balanced fertilizer specially designed for palms. The seeds of this palm are extremely toxic to pets so make sure to keep an eye out when they are shedding seeds
This is a tall, upright, fast-growing shrub with feathery leaves and a bright colorful display of large clusters of 1” golden-yellow flowers that can bloom from late summer to winter. It is normally evergreen in the Houston and surrounding areas, but is susceptible to extremely cold weather. Will sprout back if pruned after a damaging cold event. Cassia Corymbosa can grow 6’-10’ tall and can easily be pruned and trained into a small canopied tree-like shape. Both heat and drought tolerant, it is also considered as deer resistant. They are trouble-free growers which can endure a certain amount of neglect. Enjoys full sun and is a major butterfly and hummingbird nectar plant. Blooms are followed by beanlike 4- to 5-inch-long seed pods.
Bulbine is an evergreen, clumping perennial with yellow and orange blooms above onion-like foliage. Because they are a native of South Africa, they can tolerate heat and full sun and are considered drought tolerant. Performs well in Zones 9-11 and can achieve a mature growth habit of 12-15” tall by 18” wide. The flower spikes bloom above the foliage at about a 2’ height. They bloom repeatedly from mid-Spring thru Fall with multiple blooms per stalk. Large clumps of this plant can be dug up and divided to space out or to share with fellow gardeners.