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Jessica Robertson, Greenleaf Nursery (photos courtesy of Greenleaf)

euphorbia Red Velvet, Silver Swan Ascot Rainbow Central Texas Gardener
RED VELVET EUPHORBIA PPAF Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Floreupred’
“Red blooms with lime highlights and mild yellow flower bracts through summer then more intensely red foliage in fall. Leaf reverse and stems are red. Mounded, compact habit, growing 18 to 20 inches tall and 14 to 16 inches wide. Excellent container plant.”
USDA Z7 – Cold Hardy to 0 to 10(F)
Sun
18-20 in. tall x 14-16 in. wide
Space 14-16 in. apart
Summer bloom
Drought Tolerant Deer Tolerant
Fall Color

ASCOT RAINBOW EUPHORBIA PP21401 Euphorbia martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’
“This compact perennial, reaching to about 20 inches in height and spread, has clusters of cream and lime colored flowers with deep red centers that change to red-pink with onset of winter. Can be used as a container or border plant.”
USDA Z5 – Cold Hardy to -10 to -20(F)
Sun to Partial Shade
20 in. tall x 20 in. wide Space 20 in. apart
Spring bloom
Drought Tolerant Deer Tolerant

(also Silver Swan)

Sparklette Esperanza CTG
SPARKLETTE(TM) ESPERANZA PPAF Tecoma stans ‘Sparklette’
“A compact plant at 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Has showy clusters of yellow-petalled, maroon-throated tubular flowers that bloom from spring through fall. Hardy, drought-resistant and is able to withstand colder temperatures.”
USDA Z9 – Cold Hardy to 20 to 30(F)
Sun to Partial Shade
2-3 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide
Space 2-3 ft. apart
Spring through fall bloom
Deer Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Orange Mahogany Esperanza CTG
ORANGE MAHOGANY ESPERANZA Tecoma stans ‘Orange Mahogany’
“Named for the mahogany color of the corolla tube (darker in cooler weather) and a bit of orange tint in the petals, it flowers spring through fall. Reaches 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. Sets 80% less seed pods than other Esperanza selections. An excellent tropical accent.”
USDA Z9 – Cold Hardy to 20 to 30(F)
Sun
Fast
Spring through fall bloom
Deer Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Esperanza 'Lydia' Central Texas Gardener
Tecoma stans ‘Lydia’
compact Hamelia Patens (firebush) CTG
COMPACT FIREBUSH Hamelia patens ‘Compact’
Flowers are bright orangish-red and in clusters. The stems and flower stalks also have a red hue. A compact selection reaching only 3 to 4 feet tall and wide at maturity.
USDA Z9 – Cold Hardy to 20 to 30(F)
Sun
3-4 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide
Space 3-4 ft. apart
Summer through fall bloom
Deer Tolerant Drought Tolerant
This Firebush features leaves that are green and yellow with sizzling red-orange flowers from spring through fall. Upright spreader reaching 4 to 5 feet tall and wide.
LIME SIZZLER(TM) FIREBUSH PP26247 Hamelia patens ‘Grelmsiz’
This Firebush features leaves that are green and yellow with sizzling red-orange flowers from spring through fall. Upright spreader reaching 4 to 5 feet tall and wide.
USDA Z9 – Cold Hardy to 20 to 30(F)
Sun
4-5 ft. tall x 4-5 ft. wide Space 4-5 ft. apart
Spring through fall bloom
Deer Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Coral Drift rose CTG
CORAL DRIFT(R) ROSE Rosa ‘Meidrifora’
“A groundcover Rose with brilliant coral-orange blooms that cover the small, mounding shrub in spring and summer. Coral Drift(R) is winter hardy and disease resistant. It matures at 1.5 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide.”
USDA Z4 – Cold Hardy to -20 to -30(F)
Sun
1-2 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide
Space 2-3 ft. apart
(Also Red Drift and pink Sweet Drift)
Fig Little Miss Figgy CTG
LITTLE MISS FIGGY(TM) DWARF FIG PPAF Ficus carica ‘MAJOAM’
“This incredible miniature Ficus will dazzle you with its deeply lobed, blue-green leaves and spectacular, dark purple fruits. Reaching 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Perfect for landscapes and containers.”
USDA Z7 – Cold Hardy to 0 to 10(F)
Sun
4-6 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide
Space 3-4 ft. apart
Garvinea series Gerber daisy Central Texas Gardener
GARVINEA SERIES GERBER DAISY
Morning sun, good drainage
'Orange Marmalade' crossandra Central Texas Gardener
ORANGE MARMALADE CROSSANDRA Crossandra ‘Orange Marmalade’
Vibrant orange flower spikes set against the dark glossy green leaves bring a tropical flair to the garden. Tolerant of high heat and humidity this plant only grows 18 to 24 inches tall and wide. Blooms spring through early fall.
USDA Z10 – Cold Hardy to 30 to 40(F)
Partial Shade
18-24 in. tall x 18-24 in. wide
Space 18-24 in. apart Spring through early fall blooms
Boxwood Baby Jade CTG
BABY JADE(TM) BOXWOOD PP26656 Buxus microphylla var. japonica ‘Grejade’
“An exceptionally compact boxwood reaching 3 feet tall and wide is excellent for use in smaller gardens. This boxwood is excellent for borders and focal areas. The dense mass of small, dark-green leaves holds its color throughout the year.”
USDA Z5 – Cold Hardy to -10 to -20(F)
Sun to Partial Shade
3 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
Space 3 ft. apart
Deer Tolerant Drought Tolerant
Plectranthus Mona Lavender CTG
MONA LAVENDER PLECTRANTHUS PP13858 Plectranthus hybridus ‘Plepalila’
“A variety reaching up to 2 feet tall and wide, forming a rounded, dense bush. It has dark green, glossy leaves with intensely purple undersides and sprays of lavender colored flowers dashed with purple markings.”
USDA Z10 – Cold Hardy to 30 to 40(F)
Sun to Partial Shade
2 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide
Space 2 ft. apart
Spring through fall blooms

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