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New Braunfels Chapter

Spring Plant Sale April 20

Table of Contents

These are native plants that grow well in the New Braunfels area.  These plants will be available at our plant sale on April 20, 2024 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  You can view the gallery of available plants below or use the table at the end of this page to make your own plant or shopping list.

Available Plants by Type

Vine

Grass & Sedge

Shrub

Herbaceous

Fern

Groundcover

Cactus & Succulent

Wetland

Tree

Plant Table

Here is the same list in tabular form. If you’d like to make your own shopping list you can copy and paste this table into a spreadsheet. For best results paste as text format into the spreadsheet.

Common Name Scientific Name Growth Form Light Requirement Water Requirement
American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana Shrub Part Shade Low, Medium
American Germander Teucrium canadense Herbaceous Part Shade High
Anacacho Orchid Tree Bauhinia lunarioides Tree Part Shade Low
Autumn Sage Salvia greggii Shrub Sun Low
Beebrush Aloysia gratissima Shrub Sun, Part Shade Medium
Big Muhly Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Grass & Sedge Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Black Dalea Dalea frutescens Shrub Sun Low
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Herbaceous Sun Medium
Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum Herbaceous Sun Low
Bush Sunflower Simsia calva Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Low
Cenizo Leucophyllum frutescens Shrub Sun Very Low, Low
Chile Pequin Capsicum annuum Herbaceous Sun Low
Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Vine Sun Low, Medium
Cowpen Daisy Verbesina encelioides Herbaceous Sun Low
Crossvine Bignonia capreolata Vine Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Damianita Chrysactinia mexicana Shrub Sun, Part Shade Very Low
Drummond's Wild Petunia Ruellia drummondiana Herbaceous Part Shade, Shade Low
Esperanza Tecoma stans Shrub Sun Low, Medium
Evergreen Sumac Rhus virens Shrub Sun, Part Shade Low
Fall Aster Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Shrub Sun, Part Shade Low
Flame Acanthus Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Shrub Sun, Part Shade Very Low
Flameleaf Sumac Rhus copallinum var. lanceolata Tree Sun Very Low, Medium
Four-Nerve Daisy Tetraneuris scaposa Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Very Low, Low
Fragrant Mistflower Chromolaena odorata Shrub Sun, Part Shade, Shade Low
Gayfeather Liatris punctata Herbaceous Sun Medium
Gray Globemallow Sphaeralcea incana Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Green Milkweed Asclepias viridis Herbaceous Sun Low
Gregg's Mistflower Conoclinium dissectum Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Gulf Coast Penstemon Penstemon tenuis Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Medium
Gulf Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris Grass & Sedge Sun Low, Medium
Hackberry Celtis laevigata Tree Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Heartleaf Rosemallow Hibiscus martianus Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Heartleaf Skullcap Scutellaria ovata Herbaceous Part Shade, Shade Low, Medium
Inland Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium Grass & Sedge Part Shade, Shade Low, Medium
Lanceleaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Medium
Mealy Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Herbaceous Sun Low
Mexican Plum Prunus mexicana Tree Sun Low
Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade, Shade Medium, High
Pigeonberry Rivina humilis Herbaceous Shade Medium
Possumhaw Holly Ilex decidua Shrub Sun Low, Medium
Prairie bluet Stenaria nigricans Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Medium
Prairie Goldenrod Solidago nemoralis Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade, Shade Medium
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Purple Leatherflower Clematis pitcheri Vine Sun, Part Shade Medium
Purple Passionflower Passiflora incarnata Vine Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Retama Parkinsonia texana Tree Sun Low, Medium
Rock Rose Pavonia lasiopetala Shrub Sun, Part Shade Low
Scarlet Leatherflower Clematis texensis Vine Part Shade Low
Scarlet Pea Indigofera miniata Shrub Sun, Part Shade Low
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade, Shade Low, Medium
Skeletonleaf Goldeneye Viguiera stenoloba Shrub Sun Low
Snakeherb Dyschoriste linearis Groundcover Sun Low
Snapdragon Vine Maurandella antirrhiniflora Vine Part Shade Medium
Soapberry Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii Tree Sun Low
Texas Ash Fraxinus texensis Tree Sun, Part Shade Very Low, Low
Texas Aster Symphyotrichum drummondii var. texanum Herbaceous Sun Low
Texas Lantana Lantana horrida Shrub Sun Very Low, Low
Texas Mountain Laurel Dermatophyllum secundiflorum Shrub Sun Very Low
Texas Sedge Carex texensis Grass & Sedge Sun, Part Shade Low
Texas Virgin's Bower Clematis drummondii Vine Sun, Part Shade Low
Turk's Cap Malvaviscus arboreus Shrub Sun, Shade Low, Medium
Wafer Ash Ptelea trifoliata Tree Sun, Shade Low, Medium, High
Wild Foxglove Penstemon cobaea Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Low, Medium
Winecup Callirhoe involucrata Herbaceous Sun, Part Shade Medium
Woolly Stemodia Stemodia lanata Groundcover Sun Low
Zexmenia Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida Shrub Sun, Part Shade Low
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About the Region

New Braunfels, the location of our Fall 2024 Symposium, straddles both the Edwards Plateau Ecoregion and the Blackland Prairie ecoregion. Interstate 35 divides the city of New Braunfels; its path through the city closely parallels the boundary of these two ecoregions, with the Edwards Plateau on the west side and the Blackland Prairies region to the east. The Edwards Plateau area is also called the Hill Country; however, this general term covers a much larger area extending farther north. Spring-fed creeks are found throughout the region; deep limestone canyons, rivers, and lakes (reservoirs) are common. Ashe juniper is perhaps the most common woody species found throughout the region. Additional woody species include various species of oak, with live oak (Quercus fusiformis) being the most common. Sycamores (Platanus occidentalis) and bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) border waterways. This area is well known for its spring wildflower displays, though they may be viewed in spring, late summer, and fall, as well. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, average annual rainfall in the Edwards Plateau ranges from 15 to 34 inches.

The Blackland Prairie extends from the Red River south to San Antonio, bordered on the west by the Edwards Plateau and the Cross Timbers, and on the east by the Post Oak Savannah. Annual rainfall averages 30 to 40 inches, with higher averages to the east. This region is dominated by prairie species. The most common grass species include little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) in the uplands and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in the riparian areas and drainages. Common herbaceous flowering plants include salvias, penstemons, and silphiums. This area has suffered greatly from overgrazing and agricultural use. Few intact areas remain, though many of the plants can be found along county roadsides throughout the region.

Our four host chapters (New Braunfels, Lindheimer, Guadalupe, and the Hill Country chapters) are located in one or both of the ecoregions above. However, the eastern portion of Guadalupe County also falls within the Post Oak Savanna ecoregion. Annual rainfall averages 35 to 45 inches, with higher averages to the east. A wide variety of hardwood trees are found, including several species of oaks, elms, and in the Bastrop area, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Grasses and forbs dominate in the open savannas, with most common grass being little bluestem. Ranching, agriculture, and fire suppression have allowed woody species to encroach on the once-open savannas.

Source: Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason