Tag Archives: evergreen


Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus) is also called Lavender Cotton and is originally from Europe.  It is actually an herb that is evergreen in my garden but would be perennial further north.  It’s hard to tell in this picture, but the foliage is actually a silver/grey and the flower and foliage both hold up will for cutting. […]


Lamb’s Ear

Lamb’s Ear is such a cool herb!  The scientific name is Stachys byzantina and it is native to Turkey, Armenia and Iran.  The silvery evergreen leaves are soft and furry and almost feel like velvet.  It’s grown more for the texture of the leaves, but it does also produce tiny purple flowers on tall stalks […]


Coral Honeysuckle

Coral Honeysuckle is a wonderful Texas native and the hummingbirds love it!  It is an evergreen vine and blooms from spring until fall.  It is also drought tolerant. It should be planted in full sun.  I have one that is in partial shade and seems to be doing fine, but the side that gets more […]