Texas Native Plants

We believe a connection to the land is important, so we grow many Texas native flowers, grasses and shrubs that reflect our surroundings and help give a sense of place to our bouquets and arrangements. By growing these natives, we can also reduce our water usage and inputs, attract beneficial insects and pollinators and provide food and habitat to mammals and birds.

We steward a small patch of land in the Blackland Prairie ecoregion that was a former horse pasture. Prairies are beautiful and diverse ecosystems that are at risk all around the world. It is a privilege to farm on this prairie, so we aim to revitalize areas of the farm as part of our stewardship plan by removing non-native grasses and re-populating those areas with native grasses and forbs (many from seeds we collect on the farm itself). This is a work of a lifetime and we’re grateful to participate in it.

Not all wildflowers make great cut flowers, but here’s an (incomplete) list of what we grow with success (or that we’re still trialing):


Amsonia ciliata

Artemisia ludoviciana

Asclepias tuberosa

Baptisia bracteata

Callirhoe leiocarpa

Centaurea americana

Conoclinium coelestinum

Coreopsis tinctoria

Dracopis amplexicaulis

Echinacea angustifolia

Engelmannia peristenia

Eryngium hookeri

Eryngium leavenworthii

Eryngium yuccifolium

Eustoma exaltatum

Gaillardia amblyodon

Gaillardia pulchella

Ipomopsis rubra

Lepidium virginicum

Liatris punctata

Lobelia cardinalis

Lonicera sempervirens

Lupinus texensis

Marshallia caespitosa

Monarda citriodora

Monarda fistulosa

Monarda punctata

Penstemon cobaea

Penstemon tenuis *far from Travis County

Phacelia congesta

Physostegia virginiana

Phytolacca americana

Polytaenia texana

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia maxima

Solidago sp.

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Vernonia texana


Andropogon glomeratus

Chasmanthium latifolium

Elymus canadensis

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Panicum capillare

Sorghastrum nutans

Shrubs/Small Trees:

Callicarpa americana

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cercis canadensis

Cotinus obovatus

Eupatorium havanense