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Country Girl Chrysanthemum is an heirloom perennial and one of our favorite fall blooming flowers. During spring and summer, scalloped leaves form a nice ground cover. In fall, pink, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers shoot up on tall stems. The plants can be floppy, but we cut ours about halfway back in early July to make the stocky and shorter - 18 to 24 inches tall. These tough plants need very little care to look great in a sunny garden.  
Flowering Senna is a large shrub, native to Texas. It can grow 6 to 8 feet tall, with lovely yellow flowers in summer and fall. It is drought-tolerant, takes the heat of Texas summers and demands only that it be positioned in a well-drained site. It thrives in USDA zones 8a through 11 where it is a magnet for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It can grow in full sun or partial shade.
Although related to oregano, sweet marjoram has a milder, warmer flavor. It is a popular seasoning in French cuisine and should be grown and used more here in the USA. Sweet marjoram grows into a small, upright shrub about 15 inches around. It may not survive a cold winter here in north Texas,
but is satisfying to grow as an annual. Substitute marjoram for oregano in a recipe to experience its unique flavor. 

FLOWERING SENNA 

SWEET MARJORAM