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Longview, TX

May 20, 2002
12:24 AM

Post #29915

Anyone know of good types of xeriscape plants for my zone? I live in NE Tx...thanks.
Lancaster, CA

May 22, 2002
12:45 AM

Post #265775

Opuntia (Prickly Pear) cactus, salvias, artemisias, Iris, thyme, gaillardia (blanket flower), gazania, Oleander (tho some areas have a ban against it), rosemary, sedums...

That's all I can think of right now :)

Oops ROSES, sunflowers
Joshua Tree, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 27, 2002
5:26 AM

Post #269039

Kelley check ,my list here on GC.Natives such as Yucca's, Salizaria mexicana, Senna armata.
I also grow. Lavendar, Lantana,Echinacea, Verbena, Penstemon, Gallardia,Osteopermum, Lambs Ears. Dusty Miller, Rosemary, upright, and creeping. Agave, Ocotillo, Juniper, allysum.
Longview, TX

June 11, 2002
3:43 PM

Post #279012

Thanks for your help. I do grow some on your lists already. I hope to go to Yucca Do Nursery and find a few plants for a xeriscape garden. I already have salvias, artemsias, iris, thyme, one oleander, blanket flower, sedums, and roses. The roses have to have water here though. Salizaria mexicana, Senna armata I havent heard of. I will have to look them up. I also have lavendar, lantana, purple coneflower, verbena, penstemon, lambs ears, dusty miller, rosemary, and junipers. I guess I didnt consider what I already had. I saw a huge agave at an arboretum in Garland. It was AWESOME. I must try and get a strictly xeriscape garden going. Thanks again for your suggestions.
Desert Hot Springs, CA
(Zone 10b)

June 21, 2002
2:32 PM

Post #286871

Hi Kelly! We are lucky to have our Resiident Expert, Michele. I don't know Chris, but that's a great list, too. I'm always surprised by the lack of action on this thread. I would guess that there are lots of people who live in arid climates with little available water. If Michele were a man, I would have to say " She da man!" when it comes to xeriscape knowledge. Good luck and have fun!
Longview, TX

June 21, 2002
4:40 PM

Post #286965

Hi Tim...yes we are lucky to have people on here who have knowledge, and experience! I got a prickly pear cactus yesterday. One more to my list!
Lancaster, CA

June 21, 2002
8:57 PM

Post #287211

Forgot about the echinaceas. Glad it was on your list Michele. I've managed to collect types now. E angustifolia (Pale Purple), Epurpurea (Purple and White Swan), E tennessensis (flower petals turn upward) and E paradoxica (yellow flowers). So excited to have them. The White Swan, tennessensis and paradoxica will bloom next year (if all goes well).

Should I bag the flowers before they open to collect pure seed? I'd like to be able to share the seeds but I have a small back yard garden so there is no question that pollinators would cross them.

Joshua Tree, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2002
8:22 AM

Post #293098

Gosh! ...Thanks :)
I wouldnt call me an expert.
Just got back from Arizona / New Mexico.
Tree Cholla, Green canes with Magenta flowers.
New Mexico Prickly Pear to add to the collection.
Your Back Tim . We were supposed to get you some seeds.
OK. Invitation. Gunfighters for Hire show Sundays 2:30 each and every single Sunday until the 3 week in November. Notify me you are coming and I will give you seeds at the show. Hope your Dad is well Tim.
Its best to bag the flower heads on the bush. That would work :)
Lancaster, CA

July 4, 2002
5:29 PM

Post #296021

Thanks Michelle

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