Dwarf hibiscus, purple verbena, and white angelonia. Wow!
Melochia tomentosa ~ gray green foliage, lavender flowers, unusual leaf shape would contrast well with fine, feathery grasses.
Almost all ornamental grasses grow well here in Houston. These are Miscanthus.
Mexican feather grass is a sensation. Drive along Gessner at Memorial City Mall to see it in action.
Rudbeckia fulgida is a smaller, more dainty Black-eyed susan. It is very drought tolerant. It goes great with purple angelonia.
If you cannot find blackfoot daisy, this Zinnia linearis will do nicely as a stand in. It likes superb drainage.
These are new to me, but because they are in the white, proven winners containers, they will probably do fine here. I do not know the name, but these would be nice in front of larger plants.
If you don't like the 'sunflower' look but want a massing yellow flower, get Golden Shower Thryallis. It is filled with delicate star-shaped blooms all summer.
For foliage accents, dark green rosemary is stunning behind the silver gray leaves of licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)
Add purple, white, and violet flowers for a wonderful landscape.
Salvias are sensational in a mixed bed with taller Rudbeckias. Some flower sparsely, but this powder blue Rhea selection looks strong.
Blue daze (Convolvulus nuttallianus) is my favorite as a delightful ground cover along borders.
OK, I'll admit these Vinca do look beautiful. I would sprinkle a few in a mixed planting to showcase individual plants. I'm guessing this is a resistant strain to a wilt we have here in humid conditions.
SO WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE PLANTS? IF YOU LIVE IN THE HEIGHTS AREA OR CENTRAL HOUSTON, GOOGLE THE FOLLOWING & STOP BY:
ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME
JOSHUA'S NATIVE PLANTS
BUCHANAN'S NATIVE PLANTS