Autumn sage is a soft, mounding shrub normally 2-3 ft. tall, with small, mintily aromatic green leaves that are evergreen in warmer climates.
Red Texas Wildflowers
The Brown-Eyed Susan is a cheerful, widespread wildflower. Its bright-yellow, 2-3 in. wide, daisy-like flowers with dark centers are its claim to fame.
Cedar Sage is a red-flowered, hirsute, perennial salvia that grows from 1 to 2 feet tall, with rounded, scalloped leaves.
One of the most attractive hedgehog cacti is the claret cup, which grows in clumps as much as 3–4 feet across but usually smaller.
The Eastern Red Columbine has showy, drooping, bell-like flowers equipped with distinctly backward-pointing tubes, similar to the garden Columbines.
The Heartleaf Hibiscus has spectacular flowers two and three inches across. It is a wonderful, small, drought-tolerant hibiscus from South Texas.
Indian blanket is a popular annual growing 1-2 ft. tall and showy flower heads with rays red at the base, tipped with yellow, each with 3 teeth at the end.
The Mexican Hat has long leafless stalks bearing flower heads of 3-7 yellow or yellow and red-brown, drooping rays surrounding a long, red-brown central disk.
Ocotillo is a spiny shrub to 20 ft. with many long, whip-like, unbranched green stems growing from the base.
The Rusty Hedgehog Cactus is heavily covered with a mass of slender, interlocking, bristle-like spines radiating in all directions.
Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus has purple-red flowers are 4–5 inches tall and 3–4 inches across. They are dark red at the base, fading to rose at the tips.
One of the popular paintbrushes, this Texas Paintbrush grows 6-16 in. high. Its several unbranched stems form clumps topped by bright-red, paintbrush-like spikes.
The dwarf poinsettia has green stems and alternate-lobed leaves, The terminal flowers are yellowish with 1-2 small glands or nectaries.