Plant of the Week
Texas betony is a west Texas perennial native. Its velvety, gray-green leaves make an attractive groundcover, spreading out slowly over a large area. Its red flowers from spring through fall attract hummingbirds like magnets. It's extremely tough; a little bit of water will keep it looking great. If it goes a little dry, it tends to bounce back once moisture returns. Prune to keep it thick and promote more flowers. Plant in sun or in shade, where it needs even less water.