Eco Friendly Plants

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Flame Grass
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Flame grass provides outstanding foliage year-round. Extremely hardy plants; drought / deer resistant, easy care, and heat tolerant. Grows up to 6' T x 3' W. Foliage has orange-purple hues with bright silky flower heads.
“Brad” — mcdonasr
Pink Pampas Grass
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Pampas Grass is draught resistant, easy to grow, and grows fast - up to 12’ T x 12' W. The fluffy, pink flower spikes appear in mid-summer and last into winter. This large, dramatic ornamental grass can be used singly or in groups in the mixed border. Can be left to grow or pruned back each year. They look especially nice when planted in front of darker leaved plants for contra...More
“pink pampas grass” — lsinanyan
Gold Breeze Miscanthus
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Gold Breeze is apple-green in color with gold banding (like a Zebra). It is hardy, drought / deer resistant, and reaches 6' T x 4' W. It is medium growing. The overall appearance has a cascading look. This ornamental grass will do exactly as the name suggests, it will sway with all of its gold glory in the breeze.
“Gold Breeze Miscanthus” — Diane Bay
Weigela Wine & Roses
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Weigela Wine & Roses grows best in full sun to light shaded areas. It is hardy, drought / deer / pest resistant, and low maintenance. Grows up to 7' tall x 6' wide. It is medium growing and blooms in Spring. It has attractive burgandy foliage. If attracting hummingbirds is a desire, plant a weigela.
“Weigela wine and roses” — davessels
Blue Fescue (boulder blue)
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The Blue Fescue is beautiful and eye-catching. It is hardy, heat / drought / disease resistant, low maintenance, evergreen, and fast growing. It gets 18" T x 18" W.
Muhlenbergia Capillaris
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Pink Muhly Grass is disease / drought / deer resistant, low maintenance, fast growing, and heat tolerant. Gets up to 4' T x 4' W. In mid summer, this Ornamental Grass produces large clouds of pink flowers that last over 12 weeks. It thrives in sand or clay soils & blooms best in full sun.
“Pink Muhly grass” — houzzhome
Echinops banaticus 'Blue Glow '
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Blue Glow is drought / deer resistant, low maintenance, hardy, and measures 48" tall x 18" wide. It flowers in mid-summer with numerous intensely blue, globe-shaped flowers.
“Picture” — maggieross
Pennisetum Karley Rose
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Pennisetum Karley Rose is a superb Ornamental Grass that provides color, texture, and motion. It is drought / deer resistant, low maintenance, heat tolerant, long blooming, and insect resistant. Grows to 4' T x 3' W and is moderate in growth. Flowering begins in early summer-fall.
“Pennisetum scarlet rose” — Small Spot Gardens
Buddleia Royal Red
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Buddleia Royal Red is deciduous and grows up to 10' Tx 10' W. It is hardy, drought tolerant, easy care, fast growing, and heat tolerant. It provides a nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. Few shrubs give you over 3 months of bloom time starting in July and lasting well into fall.
Buddleia Royal Blue
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Buddleia Royal Blue grows up to 10' T x 10' W. It is hardy, drought tolerant, easy care, fast growing, and heat tolerant. It provides a nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. Few shrubs will give you over 3 months of bloom time starting in July and lasting well into fall.
“Purple” — Arpinee Bedikian & co
Pennisetum Alopecuroides (Dwarf)
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Pennisetum Alopecuroides (Dwarf) is drought / deer resistant, low maintenance, fast growing, heat tolerant, and long blooming. It grows to 24" T x 18" W.
GRASS MAIDEN 'MORNING LIGHT'
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Morning Light Miscanthus sets the standard for a refined & stunning look in the landscape. It grows to 4' T x 3' W and is drought / deer resistant, low maintenance, heat tolerant, long blooming, and has a medium growth rate.
“Grass” — Arpinee Bedikian & co
Miscanthus sinensis 'Huron Sunrise'
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The most profusely blooming Miscanthus. In late summer, a profusion of full, burgundy plumes emerge. It grows to 5' T x 5' W. It is hardy, drought / deer resistant, low maintenance, and heat tolerant. It has a moderate growth rate.
“The low grass beneath the tree is Japanese Forest Grass - wonderful ground-cover and tolerates lower” — Under the Arbor Landscape Design
Dynamite Crape Myrtle Tree
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Grows to 30' T x 20' W. Highly pest / disease / drought resistant. Spectacular blooms last from spring-fall! For years, Landscape Architects begged for a plant that blooms red in the summer (in nature, red is a color rarely seen in the heat of summer). Alas, they got it with the Dynamite Crape Myrtle.
“"Dynamite" Crepe Myrtle tree” — threepods
Cleveland Pear Tree
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Often featured in front yards or planted to line roads and entryways. Blooms in spring. Fast growing to 40' T x 20' W. The Cleveland Pear hybrid resists damage from extreme snow, ice, and wind. They are very pest / drought resistant, so there’s never any maintenance. In the fall, the leaves turn from a deep summer green to a dark scarlet red.
“Pear tree” — williamstjessica
Muskogee Crape Myrtle
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Blooms that last up to six months. Fast growing, drought tolerant, and disease resistant. Grows to 25' T x 20' W. From a design standpoint, lavender compliments every house. This is a huge bonus in cutting out landscape design confusion. It's even been known to boost property value!
Little Limelight Hydrangea (Dwarf)
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This Hydrangea grows to 4' T x 4' W. A superb companion to the drought-proof Ornamental Grasses. Flowers start in mid summer-fall. Hardy, easy care, fast growing, heat / drought tolerant, and long blooming.
“Many of the Pee Gee Hydrangeas are a great addition to the garden. Available also as a standard spec” — Under the Arbor Landscape Design
Golden Rain Tree
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One of the few trees to feature yellow flowers in midsummer. In late summer the leaves turn a deep, rich orange and look like tiny, golden-orange paper lanterns! Fast growing, hardy, and tolerates air pollution and drought. Grows to 35' T x 35' W.
“Annie --- I wasn't sure if the Tatarian maple photo was OK to use. I could sub with this, if you pre” — Jocelyn H. Chilvers
Hydrangea - Vanilla Strawberry
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The Hydrangea - Vanilla Strawberry is fast growing, heat tolerant, low maintenance, hardy, and grows to 7' T x 5' W. It has giant 10" blooms that appear in mid summer and last through fall.
“Vanilla strawberry Hydrengea” — williamstjessica
Purple Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygyra 'Royal Purple')
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Smoke Trees grow to 10' T & 10' W. they contrast nicely against the bright white bark and with other plants with lime green or gray foliage. They are hardy, heat / drought tolerant, and have few pest problems. They have moderate growth rate.
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Tree
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Pest, deer, and disease resistant. One tough tree: drought tolerant and very fast growing. Grows to 40' T x 12' W.
“Silver Dollar Tree” — mebeliever
Black Bamboo
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Black Bambo is easy to grow, low maintenance, drought tolerant, adapts to most soils and climates, very fast growing, and is disease and pest resistant. It is invasive. Thus, plant it in your garden in pots with no bottoms. Grows to 25' T x 10' W.
Hydrangea Incrediball
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The flower show begins in mid summer with masses of the giant white blooms. Then, the huge globes turn a brilliant shade of chartreuse green and continue their show into the fall season. They are easy care, moderate growing, heat tolerant, and grow to 5' T x 5' W.
“Flowers” — Arpinee Bedikian & co
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