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Yucca Pallida

By The Top Choice Team / July 27, 2017

The Yucca Pallida is another great option when it comes to selecting flora for your landscape.  Native to Central Texas, the Yucca Pallida uses very little water and unlike many other Yucca species it stays close to the ground never developing a stem nor growing to more than approximately 3 feet in height.  It blooms in May-June…

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Society Garlic

By The Top Choice Team / July 20, 2017

If you want a popular heat resistant flower for your yard, Society Garlic is a great option. This flower produces a sweet fragrance during its summer blooming season. It produces beautiful clusters of lavender-pink flowers that open up on long stems in early summer until late fall. Here’s more information on Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea):…

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Begonia

By The Top Choice Team / July 13, 2017

If you want a great way to add some variety to your yard, consider planting some Begonias. This easy-to-grow plant has been around for a while and for good reason. The come in a variety of colors including orange, pink, white and yellow. These flowers need very little to thrive and they provide such an…

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Mexican Bush Sage

By The Top Choice Team / July 6, 2017

The Mexican Bush sage is an excellent option for our central Texas climate. This a vibrant little flower that blooms primarily in the fall. It has an evergreen shrub and produces purple flowers clasped by soft purple calyces. They usually grow to be around 3′ tall They are fast growers Butterflies love them They are…

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Yaupon Holly – A Fantastic Texas Shrub and Tree

By The Top Choice Team / June 29, 2017

Yaupon Holly – A Fantastic Texas Shrub (and small tree) Why do we love the Yaupon Holly? We love these plants because they are native, beautiful, versatile, and a coffee substitute (sort of). 🙂 Yaupon Hollies are Native to Central Texas When choosing a plant, we highly recommend going native (stuff that grows around Central…

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Agapanthus

By The Top Choice Team / June 21, 2017

This flower is a wonder addition of color to the your beds during the summer and early fall. The Agapanthus is a staple of warm-winter regions. It is low maintenance flower that produces colorful blue or white bulbs. Their evergreen leaves add plenty of texture to beds and pots too. Here are some more facts…

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Pink Skullcap

By The Top Choice Team / June 15, 2017

Here’s another resilient option for our harsh Central Texas Climate. The Pink Skullcap (aka Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a tidy, low-growing plant with beautiful pink blossoms that are present for a good portion of the year. Here are some more details on this great species: They usually grow to be around 1′ tall They have a…

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Silver Ponyfoot

By The Top Choice Team / June 8, 2017

If you are looking for a native plant to provide your beds with some groundcover, the Silver Ponyfoot is a great option. This West Texas native species is perfect for sunny spots in your lawn or beds and is extremely heat and drought tolerant. Here’s some more info on Silver Ponyfoot (aka dichondra argentea): They…

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The Knock Out® Rose

By The Top Choice Team / June 1, 2017

Here is another great option for your yard. The Knock Out® Rose, though non-native, has proven to be very successful in the Central Texas area. This repeat bloomer is a very resilient, disease-resistant shrub-rose that requires very little maintenance. Here are some more basic facts: Grows from 3-5′ tall and just as wide They have…

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The Blackfoot Daisy

By The Top Choice Team / May 31, 2017

One thing we appreciate about our Austin customers is their love and appreciation for native plants. It may be obvious, but native plants tend to do better than other plants. One of our favorites, and most commonly used, is the Blackfoot daisy (aka the Rock Daisy, or the Plains Blackfoot). Here are some basic facts:…

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