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Mexican or Texas Needle Grass
Spanish Broom
Butterfly Bush, Summer-Lilac
Broom Coyotebush
Mexican or Texas Needle Grass

Common name:Mexican or Texas Needle Grass
Botanical name:Nassella tenuissima

The Mexican Fan Grass is a beautiful, fine, airy grass that is emerald green in color. It has many soft yellow-beige flower stalks in the spring. This grass grows 1' x 2' and is drought tolerant.

Spanish Broom

Common name:Spanish Broom
Botanical name:Spartium junceum

This evergreen shrub will grow 6-10' high and produces clusters of fragrant, yellow flowers that bloom from March to August. It will do best with little watering and in full sun. Long bloom period from early summer to first frost.

Butterfly Bush, Summer-Lilac

Common name:Butterfly Bush, Summer-Lilac
Botanical name:Buddleja davidii

Butterfly bush is a fast growing deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub ranging from 3' up to 10', with an open, rangy growth habit. It should be cut back nearly to the ground in fall for size control and appearance. Purple, pink, white or red flowers appear in spring and summer, attracting butterflies. This shrub looks great in mass plantings.

Broom Coyotebush

Common name:Broom Coyotebush
Botanical name:Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks2'

3-9' tall rapid grower Rounded evergreen with branches resembling broom straw. Tolerant of sun and heat. Female plants may produce invasive seedlings. Very drought tolerant and hardy to 10F.

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Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.