West Texas Mountain Collection

The mountains of West Texas are home to a wide variety of unique and spectacular drought-tolerant plants, and this garden features a small sampling of what would occur in that arid environment. Some species, such as the blackfoot daisy, have a range extending into the Texas Hill Country. Others will not appear in the wild until one reaches Far West Texas (i.e., west of the Pecos River). The iconic combination of Havard agave and Mexican feathergrass is prevalent throughout the desert highlands and will transport visitors to higher, drier lands. With recent warming trends and droughts, these plants (which require no supplemental irrigation) are making their way into more private and public gardens and landscapes.


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