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Penstemon grandiflorus

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Common Name: Shell-leaf Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Pale Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Large Light blue, lavender pink or white blooms Once native to texas? Hardy plant - easy to grow. This variety is like our panhandle native Penstemon fendleri on steroides. It is a larger plant with larger blooms and a longer bloom time as well.


Digitalis obscura

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Common Name: Sunset Foxglove
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Rose with yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 16"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Large bells of dusty rose with yellow markings at throat. Good in dry arrangements. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Biennial? Mine has died after blooming the second year. May just be the conditions I give it. Has a very nice dusky-orange bloom.

Amorpha fruiticosa

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Common Name: Indigo Bush
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 72"
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Deciduous 6-8 ft shrub. Purple flowers, Butterflies. Purported to be a larval host plant for the Orange Sulphur butterfly.


Garden Notes: Native to PH- sandy soils along streams. I have had it for six years and have not had a volunteer on my clay soil. Rapid seed spread along waters edge. Little to no seed spread in drier growing conditions. Easy to grow in yard settings.