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Melampodium Blackfoot Daisy

A favorite dryland native wildflower, Melampodium Blackfoot Daisy prefers sandy, well-drained soils and gravel mulch. It doesn’t do well planted in clay. With decent rains, but not excess water, it will flower almost all summer, covering itself with 1" wide, white petal, yellow centered daisies on tidy, mounding plants. It loves full sun, but it’s also great in light shade. Blackfoot Daisies bloom from early spring through fall. It self-seeds easily, but is not invasive. Give it a haircut now and then to remove spent flowers and encourage more flowering. Blackfoot Daisy is hardy to well below zero and is equally hardy in our hot Texas summers.

Society Garlic

Society garlic is an attractive ornamental plant from South Africa whose leaves have a garlicky odor. Southern gardeners can grow it year-round outdoors; it tolerates summer heat well and blooms for months. The plants do best in full sun and in light, sandy soil. Plants grown in part shade may send up a few flowers, but the bloom period will be shorter. Full sun is a must for good flowers! A leafless stalk 1 or 2 feet tall holds seven to 20 flowers above the foliage in an umbel. Society garlic, excellent as an ornamental, has an alter ego in the kitchen. The leaves can be chopped like those of garlic chives and added to stir-fries, salads, soups or egg dishes, wherever you’d like a hint of garlic.

Aztec Gold Daylily

Aztec Gold Daylily has solid clean blooms that are dark golden yellow in color. Flowers stand out beautifully against the rather dark green grass-like foliage. Blooms start in early summer, and last throughout the entire summer season. This variety is an excellent re-bloomer, meaning that it is known to produce several "waves" of blooms throughout the summer months. Generally blooms all throughout summer, and well into the early fall. Re-blooming can be further increased & encouraged through the removal of old, expired blooms & stalks. Very low maintenance – it is one of the taller daylilies at maturity. Aztec Gold is a great bloomer - and its vibrant golden yellow color is virtually unmatched in any other daylily.

Pavonia Rock Rose

This member of the mallow family does well in most conditions. Rock rose will bloom April to November with a pretty pink bloom. Native to the Edwards Plateau to the Rio Grande plains, has a very low water needs and highly drought tolerant. This plant can reach too 4 feet tall Does best in full sun but, can handle part shade . This plant is not completely deer resistant but , it is not their first food choice. Attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Hosta

With many landscapes having a shady area where getting plants to thrive is a problem, a great solution is the Hosta. Blue Angel with its blue-green 16" leaves will fill in a large area with a great color contrast. You can also try Stained Glass with its golden leaves with green margins will add a bright spot to a shady area. Paradigm also have a bright golden-yellow leaf with a bluish green margin. Hosta plants also make great container plantings on patios.