Themed Garden Collections and Sample Seed Packets
The Lone Star State is known for quite a few things but the hot dry weather usually tops the list. Most plants have a hard time pulling through the dog days of summer and go into estivation if not outright die. The flowers and fruits in this collection can soldier through drought and heat with no problems, which make them an excellent selection for 'hot spots' or areas that have limited water. The seeds in this collection include:
•Texas Rockrose (Pavonia lasiopetala) Candy pink blooms cover small shrubs spring through fall on this heat and drought tolerant plant. Perennial
• Texas Bird Pepper (Capsicum annuum) A tiny pepper with BIG punch. This pepper grows wild through out the Lone Star State and is a staple for seasoning authentic dishes . Perennial
• Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula) A native milkweed with curious globe shaped flowers made up of collective umbels that are cream colored with magenta centers. Most summers are graced with two bloom times at the beginning and end of summer. An important flower for monarch butterfly migration. Perennial
• Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) Large bold fiery-orange blooms spring forth from thick sturdy water conserving plants. Blooming persist through out the hottest months of the year providing nectar for pollinators when food becomes scarce. - Annual
• Munro's Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) Glowing orange 5 petaled blooms with lemon yellow stamen are irresistible to bees. - Annual
• Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) An early fruiting and prolific bearer of tiny currant tomatoes. It is believed that these wild tomatoes originated from the interior of Mexico and have retained their survival characteristics of adapting to the harsh semi arid conditions there. - Annual
• Esperanza 'Yellow Bells' (Tecoma stans) This sunshine yellow plant is a tried and true favorite of gardeners across the state. Each year, the swaths of 'yellow bells' are a hot spot for hungry bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Perennial
• Sunflower 'Chocolate Cherry' (Helianthus annuus) Deep mahogany petals surround an almost black center. These medium sized sunflowers will persist with minimal water. A great annual flower that pairs well with tithonia. - Annual
• Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) Also known as Red Bird of Paradise, this flashy tropical shrub stands up to heat and more importantly cold as we do get freezing weather most winters. Bright Scarlet-orange blooms laced with canary yellow are produced in mass all summer long. -Perennial
• Texas Mountain Laurel (Dermatophyllum secundiflorum) A spring time spectacular with it's clustered lilac wisteria-like blooms, Texas Mountain Laurel signals that spring has arrived in the Texas hill country This small large shrub/tree is so easy to grow that most trees have tiny saplings naturally growing beneath them.
Each variety of seeds included in this collection is individually packaged with growing instructions and has been responsibly sourced from environmentally friendly suppliers or grown in our central Texas gardens (free from pesticides).
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We only source seeds from reputable companies that supply nursery grower stock, responsibly wild collect or personally grow and harvest the seeds we carry.
All seeds are visually inspected and then hand packed into packets that are clearly labeled and include growing instructions.