Steve Hawley  Drought Tolerant Demonstration Gardens

African Iris

Scientific Name: Dietes
Evergreen (unless temperature goes below 25 degrees)
Height: 20 inches
Width: 3 feet
Non-native (Africa) Growing conditions: sun, dry soil, not particular about soil type 

Agarita
Scientific Name: Mahonia Trifoliolata
Evergreen
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Texas Native                                                                                Growing conditions: sun, partial shade, dry or moist soil

Century Plant
Scientific Name: Agave Americana
Perennial
Height: Stalks can reach 6 to 12 feet
Width: 4 to 6 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions: full sun, dry, well-drained soils

 American Beautyberry
 
Scientific Name: Callicarpa Americana
 Perennial, deciduous
 Height: 5 to 8 feet
 Width: 5 to 8 feet
                             Texas Native
 Growing conditions: partial shade

 Bamboo Muhly
 
Scientific Name: Muhlenbergia Dumosa
 Perennial
 Height: 3 to 5 feet
 Width: 3 to 4 feet
 Texas native
Growing conditions: full sun to light shade. Roots may rot if                                 kept too wet

Black Foot Daisy
Scientific Name: Melampodium Leucanthum
Perennial
Height: 6 to 12 inches
Width: 1 to 2 feet                                                                              Texas native
 Growing conditions: full sun to part shade. Prefers dry, low                                 acidic soils

Butterfly Iris
Scientific Name: Dietes Grandiflora
Perennial
Height: 4 to 6 feet
Width: 18 to 24 inches
Texas native
  Growing conditions: sun to partial shade

Dwarf Wax Myrtle
Scientific Name: Myrica Pusilla
Evergreen
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Width: 3 to 6 feet
Texas Native
 Growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade; adapts to
 many soils

Fall Aster
Scientific Name: Aster Oblongifolius
Evergreen
Height: 20 inches
Width: 3 feet
Texas native
 Growing conditions: sun or partial shade, dry soil

 Flowery Senna
 
Scientific Name: Senna Corynbusa
 Evergreen
 Height: 4 to 6 feet
 Width: 8 feet
 Texas native
 Growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  Gaura
 
Scientific name: Gaura lindheimeri
 Perennial
 Height: 2 to 3 feet
 North American Native
 Growing conditions: full sun in good, deep, well-drained   garden soil because the tap root is very long

 Green Cloud Texas Sage
 
Scientific Name: Leucophyllum Frulescens
 Evergreen
 Height: 6 feet
 Width: 6 feet
 Texas Native
 Growing conditions: full sun, well drained soils

 Gulf Muhly
 Scientific Name: Miscanthus Sinensus
 Perennial
 Height: 18 inches
 Width: 3 feet
 Texas Native
 Growing conditions: full sun and sandy loam soils; does
 well in low water, but can also thrive in relatively moist
 conditions

 Pride of Barbados
 Scientific Name: Caeselpinia Pulcherima
 Deciduous
 Height: 7 feet
 Width: 7 feet
 Non-native (West Indies and tropical Americas)
 Growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soils. Does well in high temperatures


 Mexican Plum
 Scientific Name: Prunus Mexicana
 Evergreen
 Height: 25 feet
  Width: 20 feet
 Texas native
 Growing conditions: sun or partial shade, dry soil 

 MilkweedCommon Milkweed
 Scientific Name:  Asclepias syriaca
 Perennial
 Height: 3 to 5 feet but can reach 8 feet
 Width: 2 to 4 feet
 Plains Native
 Growing conditions: not shade tolerant, needs full sun, well drained soil

New Gold LantanaNew Gold Lantana
 Scientific Name:
 Perennial
 Height: 18 in
 Width: 24 inches
 Non-native
 Growing conditions: sun, well drained soil