Friday, June 20, 2008

Plant List

Listed below are the plants that I am currently growing (or have grown in the past) - if you think the list looks large, divide it by two and then remove a few more. Most plants are listed by both scientific and one (or more) common names.

My goal is to create a resource for those gardening in our Deep South Texas area. Maybe one day each of these entries will have a link with some practical advice for local gardeners.

Bear with me - this will be a work in progress!


Acalypha wilkesiana Copper Plant
Acanthocerius pentagonus Barbed Wire Cactus or Night Blooming Cereus, large bloom
African Iris Iris sp.
Agave americana variegata Variegated Century Plant
Airplane Plant, variegated Chlorphytum comosum 'Vittatum'
Allium shoenoprasum Chives
Alocasia Elephant Ears
Alocasia Esculenta 'Black Magic' Black Elephant Ear
Alocasia 'Polly' Elephant Ears 'Polly'
Aloe barbadensis Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis
Alpinia vittata or A zerumbet Variegated or Shell Ginger
Amaryllis sp.Amaryllis
Anacua Sugarberry, Knockaway, or Anacua
Anacua, Sugarberry Anacua
Anethum graveolens
Dill
Angel's Trumpet Daturea spp.
Arizona Ash Fraxinus velutina
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed
Asian Jasmine Trachaelospermum asiaticum
Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' Asparagus Fern
Asparagus Fern Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'
Barbed Wire Cactus Acanthocerius pentagonus
Basil, Sweet Ocimum basilicum
Beaucarnea recurvata Ponytail Palm
Begonia coccinea Angel Wing Begonia
Begonia semperflorens Wax Begonia
Begonia, Angel Wing Begonia coccinea
Begonia, Wax Begonia semperflorens
Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginae
Bleeding Heart Vine Clerodendrum thomasoniae
Bluebonnet or Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis
Bottle Brush Callistemon cirtinus
Bougainvillea - Salmon Bougainvillea sp.
Bougainvillea - white Bougainvillea sp.
Bougainvillea -red Bougainvillea sp.
Bougainvillea sp

Brassaia Variegated Dwarf Schefflera
Butterfly Bush Salvia leucantha
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Caesalpinia pulcherrina
Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf/Mex Poinciana, Pride of Barbados
Caladium
Caladium bicolor
Caladium 'Gingerland'
Callistemon cirtinus Bottle Brush
Canna
Cardboard Palm Zamia furfuracea
Carya illinoinensis
Pecan
Catharanthus roseus or Vinca minor
Cedar Elm Ulmus crassifolia
Century Plant, variegated Agave americana variegata
Chamerops humilis
European or Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm Livistonia chinesis
Chinese Tallow Sapium sabiferum
Chives Allium shoenoprasum
Chlorphytum comosum 'Vittatum' Variegated Airplane Plant
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum
Clerodendrum thomasoniae Bleeding Heart Vine
Codiaeum variegatum pictum Croton
Coleus x hybrids
Confederate or Star Jasmine Trachaelspermum jasminoides
Copper Plant Acalypha wilkesiana
Cordyline terinalis Ti or Hawaiian Ti Plant
Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum Cilantro or Coriander
Corn Plant Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
Cosmos spp.
Crassula Variegated Jade Plant
Crassula argentea Jade Plant
Croton Codiaeum variegatum pictum
Crown of Thorn, dwarf Euphorbia milii 'Mini Bell'
Crown of Thorn, large flowering variety Euphorbia splendens var. milii
Cuban Oregano Plectranthus amboinicus
Cuphea hyssopifolia Mexican Heather
Cymbopogon citratus Lemongrass
Cypress Vine Ipomoea quamoclit
Daturea spp. Angel's Trumpet
Daylily Hemerocallis sp. 'Splendora Sunrise'
Delonix regia Royal Poinciana
Dill Anethum graveolen
Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
Corn Plant
Dusty Miller Senecio cineraria
Ebony Pithecellobium ebano
Elephant Ear - black Alocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
Elephant Ears Alocasia
Elephant Ears 'Polly' Alocasia 'Polly'
Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Night Blooming Cactus or Cereus, small bloom
Epipremnum aureum (Scindapsis aureus) Pothos Ivy
Eupatorium azureum Blue Mistflower
Eupatorium betonicifolium Padre Island or Betony Mistflower
Euphorbia milii 'Mini-Bell' Dwarf Crown of Thorn
Euphorbia pulcherimma Poinsettia
Euphorbia splendens var. milii Crown of Thorn (Large flowering)
Euphorbia tirucalli Pencil Cactus
Firebush Hamelia patens
Flat-leaf Parsley Pertoselinum crispin var. neopolitanum
Frangipani Plumeria rubra
Fraxinus velutina
Arizona Ash
Frog Fruit
Ginger, variegated or Shell Ginger Alpina vittata or A zerumbet
Hamelia patens Firebush
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline terinallis
Hemerocallis sp.'Splendora Sunrise' Daylily
Hibiscus Hibiscus rosa-sinesis
Hibiscus rosa-sinesis Hibiscus
Huisache
Hummingbird Vine Ipomoea quamoclit
Flame of the Woods Ixora coccinea
Ice Plant Mesembryanthemum
Ilex vomitoria 'Nana' Dwarf Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria 'Pride of Houston' Yaupon Holly
Ipomoea quamoclit Cypress or Hummingbird Vine, Star Glory
Iris spp. African Iris
Ixora coccinea Flame of the Woods or Ixora
Jade Plant Crassula argentea
Jade Plant, variegated Crassula
Jasminum sambac 'Maid of Orleans'
Maid of Orleans
Jatropha Jatropha integerrima
Jatropha integerrima Jatropha or Spicy Jatropha
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Kalanchoe
Lady Palm Rhapis humilis
Lantana
Lantana (native orange) Lantana
Lantana montevidensis
Trailing Lantana
Lantana, trailing (white) Lantana montevidensis
Lemon Thyme Lthymus citirodoris
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
Liriope muscari Giant Monkey Grass
Liriope, Giant Monkey Grass Liriope muscari
Live Oak Quercus virginiana
Livistonia chinesis Chinese Fan Palm
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet
Macho Fern Nephrolepis biserrata 'Macho'
Maid of Orleans Jasminum sambac 'Maid of Orleans'
Mandevilla spp.
Maranta leuconeura var. Prayer Plant
Mealycup Sage Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
Mediterranean Fan Palm Chamerops humilis
Mentha piperita Peppermint
Mentha viridis Spearmint
Mesembryanthemum Ice Plant
Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa
Mexican Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Mexican Bush Salvia Salvia leucantha
Mexican Heather Cuphea hyssopifolia
Mexican Mint Marigold Tagetes lucida
Mexican Petunia (short) Ruellia brittoniana
Mexican petunia, Ruelia Ruellia peninsularis
Mexican Poinciana Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Mistflower, Betony Eupatorium betonicifolium
Mistflower, Blue Eupatorium azureum
Mistflower, Padre Island Eupatorium betonicifolium
Mondo grass Ophiopagon japonicus
Mondo grass, dwarf
Monkey Grass Ophiopagon japonicus
Nasturtium Tropaeolum spp.
Nephrolepis biserrata 'Macho' Macho Fern
Night Blooming Cactus or Cereus, small bloom Epipphyllum oxypetalum
Night Blooming Cereus, large bloom
Acanthocerius pentagonus
Ocimum basilicum
Sweet Basil
Ophiopagon japonicus Mondo Grass or Monkey Grass
Oyster Plant Tradescantia spathacea
Parsley Petroselinum scrispim
Pato de Chiva
Pecan Carya illinoinensis
Pencil Cactus Euphorbia tirucalli
Penniselum setaceum 'Rubrum' Purple Fountain Grass
Pentas Pentas lanceolata
Pentas lanceolata
Peppermint Mentha piperita
Periwinkle or Vinca Catharanthus roseus or Vinca minor
Petroselinum crispin var. neopolitanum Flat-leaf or Italian Parsley
Petroselinum scrispim Parsley
Philodendrom bipinattifidum
Split-leaf Elephant or Tree Philodendrom
Phoenix roebelinii Pygmy Date Palm
Pithecellobium ebano Ebony
Plectranthus amboinicus Cuban Oregano
Plumeria rubra Frangipani
Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherimma
Ponytail Palm Beaucamea recurvata
Portulaca oleracea Purslane
Pothos Ivy Epipremnum aureum or Scindapsis aureus
Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura var.
Pride of Barbados Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Prosopis glandulosa Mesquite
Purple Fountain Grass Penniselum sataceum 'Rubrum'
Purslane Portulaca oleracea
Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix reobelinii
Quercus virginiana
Live Oak
Rhapis humilis Lady Palm
Rosa "Blaze' Rose
Rosa "Gruss an Aachen' Rose
Rosa 'Adam' Rose
Rosa 'Margaret Merril' Rose
Rose 'Adam'
Rose 'Blaze'
Rose 'Gruss an Aachen'
Rose 'Margaret Merril'
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary Rosmarinus prostrata
Rosmarinus prostrata Rosemary, trailing
Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary, upright
Royal Poinciana, Delonix Regia
Ruellia brittoniana Mexican Petunia, short
Ruellia peninsularis Mexican Petunia, tall
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' Scarlet or Texas Sage
Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red' Scarlet or Texas Sage
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue' Mealycup Sage
Salvia leucantha Mexican Bush Salvia or Butterfly Bush
Sapium sabiferum Chinese Tallow
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea var
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea var
Schefflera, variegated dwarf Brassaia
Senecio cineraria
Dusty Miller
Soft-tip Yucca Yucca gloriosa
Sophora secundaflora Texas Mountain Laurel
Spearmint Mentha viridis
Split-leaf Elephant Ear Philodendrom bipinattifidum
Star Glory Ipomoea quamoclit
Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paradise
Tagetes lucida Mexican Mint Marigold
Texas Mountain Laurel Sophora Secundaflora
Texas Sage Salvia coccinea var.
Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Thymus citriodoris Lemon Thyme
Thymus vulgaris Thyme
Thyrallis or Yellow Plumbago
Ti Cordyline terinallis
Trachaelospermum asiaticum
Asian Jasmine
Trachaelspermum jasminoides Confederate or Star Jasmine
Tradescantia spathacea Oyster Plant
Tree Philodendrom Philodendrom bipinattifidum
Tropaeolum spp
. Nasturium
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar Elm
Verbena hybrida Verbena
Wax Begonia Begonia semperflorens
Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria 'Pride of Houston'
Yaupon Holly, dwarf Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'
Yucca gloriosa Soft-Tip Yucca
Zamia furfuracea Cardboard Palm
Zinnia elegans

6 comments:

Meems said...

Wow... Mary Beth... what a great idea. AND a lot of work for you.

Have you ever seen the website called Floridata.com -- it has quite a data base of plants that grow in Florida... it is extremely helpful. You could probably find lots of information there as well.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Jan said...

What an ambitious plan. I think this would be invaluable list for us southern gardeners. I'll be looing forward to updates.

Jan
Always Growing

Mary Beth said...

MEEMS & JAN - A friend keeps an annual list of all the plants in her garden. After I saw her list, I began putting one together in an Excel file. As I was planning some new beds, I found myself referring to my friends plant list over and over. That led me to think that sharing my list could be helpful.

I have used Floridata some - but thanks for reminding me about it. I've been relying on Dave's Garden Site.

Aiyana said...

I originally started my blog to document every plant in my garden. I've gone through almost all of them now--I do have a dozen or so cacti to go, but I think I'm through my list. I thought I had a lot of plants, but I must say, you have more!
Aiyana

Kathleen said...

That's an extensive, impressive list Mary Beth! I started one of these a few years back (just to help me keep track of what plants were in my garden. I had it divided into sun and shade categories also as that was helpful in our climate, not sure about yours?? Unfortunately, I've neglected to keep it updated. :-( If I ever move south, I'm contacting you!!

Mary Beth said...

AIYANA - Be sure to divide my list in half since they're all listed by both scientific and common names - and some have 2 or 3 common names! But we can grow a large variety of plants here.

KATHLEEN - The next step in my list is going to be dividing into a few catagories - but I hadn't thought about using shade requirements to divide them. Good idea! I'm keeping my master list on Excel with scientific name across from common name. I'm hoping it will be easy to update each year. . . . we'll see