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Mitzi VanSant’s Plant List

Italics = Native to TX
Bold = Fragrant flowers or foliage

Trees

  • Carya illinoinensis
  • Pecan
  • Acer rubrum, Red Maple
  • Fraxinus velutina, Arizona Ash (existing, rather plant Fraxinus texenis, native to our area)
  • Quercus virginiana, Live Oak
  • Pyrus calleryana, Bradford Pear
  • Bauhinia lunarioides, Anacacho Orchid
  • Ilex vomitoria, Yaupon Holly

Shrubs

  • Abelia grandiflora 'Compacta' and Abelia x grandiflora
  • Azaleas, 'Mrs. G.G. Gerbing'
  • Brunfelsia pauciflora, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • Camellia japonica cultivars
  • Camellia sasanqua cultivars
  • Citrus limon 'Meyer', Meyer Lemon, CALIFORNIA FAVORITE
  • Eleagnus pungens, Silverberry or Thorn Olive
  • Gardenia jasminoides, Gardenia
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'Maresii'
  • Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty' OREGON GARDEN
  • Ilex, 'Nellie R. Stevens' Holly
  • Itea virginica, Compact cultivar, Virginia sweetspire
  • Jasminum mesnyi, Primrose Jasmine
  • Lonicera fragrantissima, Winter-flowering honeysuckle
  • Mahonia bealii, Leatherleaf Mahonia
  • Michelia figo, Banana Shrub
  • Myrtus communis, Dwarf Myrtle
  • Nandina standard and 'Woods Compact' Heavenly Bamboo
  • Osmanthus fragrans, Tea/Sweet Olive
  • Philadelphus coronarius, Mockorange
  • Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' and 'Wheeler's Dwarf' Mockorange
  • Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Maki' Japanese Yew
  • Spiraea x van Houttei, Bridalwreath Spirea
  • Viburnum odoratissimum, Sweet Viburnum
  • Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet', Laurustinus

Vines

  • Akebia quinata, Five Leaf Akebia
  • Antigonon leptopus, Coral Vine or Queen's Crown
  • Bignonia capreolata, Crossvine
  • Clematis hybrids - 3 varieties, one blue, one red, and one white
  • Clematis paniculata, Sweet Autumn Clematis
  • Jasminum polyanthum, Pink Jasmine
  • Lonicera japonica 'Halliana', Hall's Honeysuckle ( a volunteer - invasive so remove berries)
  • Solanum jasminoides, Potato Vine
  • Trachelspermum jasminoides (but ivory and reblooms well)
  • Climbing Roses, Teas, Noisettes, Hybrid Musks (see separate Rose category for specific cultivar)

Perennials

  • Plumbago auriculata Plumbago
  • Liriope muscari, Aztec 'Grass'
  • Dryopteris erythrosaura, Autumn Fern
  • Asparagus meyeri, Foxtail Fern
  • Thelypteris kunthii
  • River Fern
  • Cyrtomium falcatum, Holly Fern
  • Ajuga reptens, Bugleweed
  • Liriope muscari, Lilyturf
  • Hemerocallis 'Hyperion', Daylily
  • Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
  • Salvia lyrata Lyre leaf sage
  • Penstemon tenuis Gulf Coast Penstemon
  • Nepeta mussinii Catmint
  • Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' Pincushion flower
  • Justicia brandegeeana Shrimp Plant
  • Anemonie x hybrid 'Honorine de Jobert'
  • Dianthus hybrids Pinks
  • Iris hybrids - Bearded types - lavender and lavender with dark purple fall
  • Aquilegia chrysantha Yellow Columbine

Roses

David Austin Roses:

  • Golden Celebration
  • Heritage
  • Tamora
  • Winchester Cathedral

Bourbons:

  • Kronpprincessin Viktoria
  • Maggie
  • Souvenir de la Malmaison

Hybrid Musks:

  • Felicia
  • Nastarana
  • Penelope

Modern Roses:

  • Just Joey (Hybrid Teas)
  • Sunsprite (Floribunda)

Noisettes:

  • Lamarque
  • Reve d'Or
  • Marechal Neil
  • Pink Marechal Neil

Polyanthas:

  • Cecile Brunner
  • Perle d' Or
  • Gruss an Aachen (actually the first Floribunda released in 1909 but often grouped with old roses)

Shrubs:

  • Belinda's Dream
  • Darlow's Enigma
  • Cl. Pinkie

Teas:

  • Bon Silene
  • Catherine Mermet
  • Dr. Grill
  • Duchesse de Brabant
  • Etiole de Lyon
  • Frances Dubreuil
  • G. Nobonnand
  • Georgetown Tea
  • Isabella Sprunt
  • Lady Hillingdon
  • Madame Berkeley
  • Madame Lombard
  • Maman Cochet
  • Marie Van Houtte
  • Monsieur Tillier
  • Mrs. B. R. Cant
  • Mrs. Dudley Cross
  • Rubens
  • Safrano
  • William R. Smith

Climbing Teas:

  • Ellie Beauvillain
  • Sombreuil

Herbs

  • Allium astivum Garlic
  • Allium schoenoprasum Chives
  • Aloysia triphylla Lemon Verbena
  • Anethum graveolens Dill
  • Artemisia 'Powis Castle' Wormwood
  • Borago officinalis Borage
  • Capsicum Peppers in variety
  • Foeniculum vulgare Fennel
  • Laurus nobilis Bay leaf
  • Lavandula dentate French Lavender
  • Marrubium vulgare Horehound
  • Melissa officinalis Lemon Balm
  • Mentha spp. Mint, Spearmint, Peppermint, and Chocolate Mint
  • Monarda didyma Bergamot
  • Nepeta cataria Catnip
  • Ocimum basilicum Sweet Basil Tall culinary, dwarf small leaf, purple leaf
  • Origanum majorana Marjorum
  • Origanum vulgare Oregano
  • Pelargonium spp. Scented Geranium Rose Scented
  • Petroselinum crispum Parsley
  • Poterium sanquisorba Salad Burnet
  • Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostrata' and 'Arp' Rosemary
  • Rumex acetosa Sorrel
  • Ruta graveolens Rue
  • Salvia coccinea Scarlet or Texas Sage
  • Salvia farinacea 'Evolution' Mealy Blue Sage (this is a deep purple hybrid)
  • Salvia officinalis Culinary Sage
  • Salvia officinalis Culinary Sage
  • Stachys byzantina Lamb's Ears
  • Thymus vulgaris English Thyme
  • Viola missouriensis Violet

Annuals

Cool Season:

  • Antirrhinum spp. Snapdragons
  • Dianthus Pinks
  • Viola spp. Pansies

Warm season:

  • Angelonia augustifolia 'Purple and White hybrids'
  • Evolvulus glomeratus 'Blue Daze'
  • Impatiens hybrids
  • Lantana 'Silvermound'
  • Pentas lanceolata, Pentas
  • Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'
  • Torenia, 'Clown Mix', Wishbone flower

Bulbs

  • Amaryllis (bright red)
  • Narcissus
  • Crocus
  • Crinum (white), Swamp Lily
  • Zephryanthes, Rain Lily

Vegetables

There is a fairly large vegetable garden with plants varying by season.

Cool Season:

  • Lettuce in variety
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Bunching onions
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Swiss Chard

Warm Season:

  • Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Banana Peppers
  • Roasting Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Winter Squash
  • Canteloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Honey Dew Melon