San Antonio Botanical Garden

Flowers and Ferns - Watersavers

Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) vine, sun or shade, evergreen foliage, yellow flowers in spring.

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) vine, sun, coral colored flowers in summer, attracts hummingbirds

Passionflower, Maypop (Passiflora sp.) vine to 6', sun or shade, lavender flowers in late spring to summer, good nectar and butterfly larvae food

Water Clover Fern (Marsilia macropoda) almost evergreen groundcover capable of covering large areas, adapts well to dry land, part shade/sun, height 1 foot.

Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) perennial, part shade to sun, white flowers blooming from spring to summer, height 1 foot

Bluebonnets (Lupines texensis) annual, sun, blooms in spring, height 1', good butterfly larvae food, seeds can be sown fall through Thanksgiving, transplants can be planted from fall through Valentine's Day

Coreopsis (Coreopsis sp.) sun, yellow or orange flowers late spring and summer, attracts butterflies

Hinckley Columbine (Aquilegia hinckleyana) perennial, shade, yellow flowers in early spring, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, height 18"

Purple Coneflower (Echinaceae purpurea) perennial; part shade-sun; flowers rose, pink, white, or purple; in spring-summer attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds eat seeds; height 2'

Black-eyed Susan var. Goldstrum (Rudbeckia hirta) annual or short-lived perennial, part shade-sun, yellow flowers spring to summer, attracts butterflies

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) perennial, part shade-sun, orange flowers in summer, attracts butterflies, height1-3'

Mexican Milkweed (A. curassavica) two-toned red and orange flowers, nectar and butterfly larvae food. Milkweed is the sole source of Monarch butterfly larvae food

Maximillian Sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani) perennial, sun, spectacular yellow blooms in fall, seed attracts birds, height 4-6'

Sunflowers (Helianthus sp.) annual, sun, available in many colors and various kinds, easy to grow and fun for kids, seed attracts birds

Autumn Sage (Salvia gregii) perennial, sun-partial shade, nearly evergreen, red, purple, pink, or white flowers spring to frost, attracts hummingbirds, height 3'

Indigo Spires (Salvia sp.) perennial, sun-partial shade, blue to indigo flowers spring to frost, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, height 4'

Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea) perennial; sun; blue, white, or purple flowers from spring to fall, height 3'

Gayfeather (Liatris sp.) perennial, sun or partial shade, purple flowers in late summer to early fall, attracts butterflies, height 1-2'

Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) perennial, sun to partial shade, pink flowers spring to fall, attracts butterflies, height 2-3'