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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month


Twilight Zone Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Twilight Zone’ A stand-out among Little Bluestems for its iridescent, silver mauve shades in midsummer. Pastel tones intensify in fall and bright purple highlights appear. About half as wide as ... Read More >

Rosemary Varieties

Our monthly herb picks for this year will focus on a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. ... Read More >

Red Torch Curcuma

This picture says it all – a curcuma with really large, beautiful 10″+ pinkish-red blooms and some of the largest, lushest foliage of any curcuma. Goes dormant in the winter and reliably ... Read More >

Native Texas Allium (Allium texasnum)

Native, evergreen, clump forming perennial for full sun. Narrow blue-grey foliage forms a 12″ mound, topped each spring with a mass of white pom-pom flowers that stand 18″ tall. Sun. Moist, well-drained ... Read More >

Salvia Sinaloensis

A low mounding 8″ tall salvia with bright blue flower spikes, and burgundy tinted foliage. Blooms non-stop spring through fall. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love this salvia! Full to partial sun, good ... Read More >

Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum)

If you want butterflies and bees then you want Late Boneset. This US native grows in sun to part sun, to part shade. Blooms white clusters late summer into fall. Clumping and ... Read More >

Blue Cardinal Flower

Blue Cardinal Flower Lobelia siphilitica Blue cardinal flower typically grows in moist to wet locations – it is clump forming and features shades of light to dark blue tubular flowers. Prefers sun ... Read More >

X Gordlinia grandiflora

A perfect blend of two wonderful Southeastern native trees, Gordonia lasianthus and Franklinia alatamaha. This small tree seems to have inherited the good traits of both parents while shrugging off the problems ... Read More >

Tricolor Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliacea)

Gorgeous foliage! A stunning 4′-6′ plant with heart shaped variegated white, green, burgundy, and pink leaves. It’s used for the spectacular foliage, not for flowers. Sun, light shade. Moist, well drained soil. ... Read More >

Mexican Oregano – Poliomintha maderensis

A beautiful small shrub with profuse blooms of violet and white from summer into fall. Very heat hardy. Although it is not a true oregano, this variety is commonly found in Mexican ... Read More >

Anthericum sandersonea – Shooting Star Lily

An evergreen grass-like lily that forms clumps of 12″-14″ slender, slightly arching foliage & produces delicate looking 18″-24″ stems covered with small white star shaped flowers almost all year round! It grows ... Read More >

Saratoga Gold Yaupon

(Ilex vomitoria) This beautiful yaupon reaches a height of 15-20′ tall and 8-10′ wide. Adorned with the most vibrant golden yellow berries, this tree provides a great food source for wildlife. Along ... Read More >