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RUSSIAN SAGE: 1) Perennial plant that should be planted in the fall or in early spring 2) Grows 3 feet high and spreads 2 to 3 feet wide, blooms summer/fall 3) Well-drained soil, full sun 4) When dormant, cut back some of the larger stems to the ground leave the younger stems to encourage growth at the base of the plant 5) Deer resistant, attracts bees hummingbirds

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Lantana -"Landmark Sunrise Rose" - It starts yellow, then matures to coral then pink! So easy to care for, and butterflies and hummingbirds love it!

Sundrops: Enjoy the cheery yellow blooms of sundrops all the way from spring to early fall. This vigorous perennial takes heat and drought like a champion. Note, though: It can become aggressive in the garden, especially if you have rich soil. Name: Oenothera macrocarpa Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 inches tall Zones: 5-8

Agapanthus ... drought tolerant, does best in mottled shade

  • Ed Gregory

    How do you get these things to bloom? Mine hardly bloom.

  • Houston Foodlovers

    Ours actually went wild this year! But died when the big heat came.

  • Angela Griffin

    Mine were planted in a raised bed in mottled shade as protection from the Texas heat and did very well... till the dog found them to be tasty treats!

Long-blooming perennial: AGASTACHE 'Pink Panther'. Full sun, 2-3 feet tall, plant in Amended Bed

Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia hirta - Asteraceae) Perennial. Height 2-3' Blooms June-Sept, full sun - drought tolerant once established