Flowers for North Texas Heat

Time for heat loving plants! Hotsy Totsy!

Okay, okay, we’ve had mild weather, plenty of rain —  now it’s time to get to the business of a HOT TEXAS SUMMER and the plants that thrive in Texas Heat.

Weaklings will hold back their blooms until it cools down. We’re looking for the commandos of flowers — the elite flower team to get us through to fall with pops of color all over

When nighttime temps stay above 80, it’s time to pull out all the stops and select plants that are Texas Tuff and with small watering requirements morning and night!

Garden Centers are a great source of  new varieties of plants available, and we look for plants to give us the most bang for our buck and clients buck!

Below is a list of our favorites, tested and true performers year after year. Offering beautiful color displays in years both wet and dry. Remember most flowers will need at least some supplemental irrigation.

Annuals

  • Angeolina
  • Blue Daze
  • Plumbago
  • Lantana
  • Celosia
  • Coleus
  • Penta
  • Wax Begonia
  • Zinnia

Perennials

  • Autumn Fern
  • Autumn Sage
  • Bear Tongue
  • Bee Balm
  • Blackfoot Daisy
  • Gaillardia
  • Liatris
  • Salvia farinacea
  • Buddeja daviddii
  • Asclepias tuberosa
  • Echinaea purpurea
  • Ruellia
  • Hamelia patens
  • Rudbeckia fulgida
  • Hosta
Blues and reds are a pretty combination for patio pots
Blues and reds are a pretty combination for patio pots
A great way to contain invasive plants is to place them in pots
A great way to contain invasive plants is to place them in pots
Canna, Lantana, Salvia
Canna, Lantana and Salvia
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