Formal Home Inspiration Garden

Gardens designed with native plants donít need to look wild. Design style relies on layout, hardscape and methods of maintenance as well as plant selection. This formal design is based on symmetry, clean lines, plant architecture and geometric shapes.


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Acer grandidentatum
Bigtooth Maple, Big-toothed Maple, Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, Southwestern Bigtooth Maple, Canyon Maple, Sabinal Maple, Western Sugar Maple

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Bouteloua dactyloides
Buffalograss, Buffalo Grass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Diospyros texana
Texas Persimmon, Mexican Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chapote, Chapote Prieto

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Erigeron modestus
Plains Fleabane, Prairie Fleabane

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Fraxinus greggii
Gregg's Ash, Gregg Ash, Littleleaf Ash, Dogleg Ash, Escobilla, Barreta China

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Ilex vomitoria
Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Melochia tomentosa
Teabush, Pyramid Bush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Moist, Dry

Muhlenbergia dubia
Pine Muhly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Nolina texana
Texas Sacahuista, Texas Beargrass, Basket Grass, Sacahuista, Bunchgrass

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Stemodia lanata
Woolly Stemodia, Gray-woolly Twintip

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Viguiera stenoloba
Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye, Resinbush

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Yucca rupicola
Twistleaf Yucca, Twisted-leaf Yucca, Texas Yucca

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry