salvias are the workhorses in hot summer TX gardens: 'Henry’ and ‘Augusta’ Duelberg (Salvia farinacea) Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
Ruffled Red Magic™ Crape Myrtle - If you ever dreamed of a crape myrtle that looked like a carnation, look no further. 'Ruffled Red Magic' sports frilly, luscious red blooms with gold centers. Its upright habit and dense branching ensures a heavy display of flowers at least twice a season, if deadheaded. Many red-flowered crape myrtles suffer from a variety of foliar diseases, but 'Ruffled Red Magic' doesn't. That clean, shiny foliage lasts all season to finally turn bright orange in autumn.
First Editions Glory Hypericum Cute little berries -- resembling mini caramel apples -- stud this adorable shrub. First Editions Glory has an upright rounded shape. This shrub produces yellow flowers in spring and berries in autumn. Name: First Editions Glory Hypericum 'Kolmaglor'. Full sun and moist, well-drained soil; 30-36 inches tall and wide Zones: 5-9