Drought is the watchword in Texas, especially if you want to create or redo a landscape. Less available water means looking for ways to make an outdoor environment beautiful with plants that aren’t as thirsty as others.
When you go to your local nursery, consider the following drought-resistant native Texas plants:
This shrub is native to the Trans-Pecos area of the state and is typically found in limestone outcrops and canyon areas. Salvia comes in a wide variety of colors including white, pink and red, as fragrant leaves and flowers that bloom all summer long and into the fall.
Mealy blue sage
Known for its beautiful blue-purple blooms, this perennial plant can grow to about two feet in height. Gray-green, lance-shaped leaves are numerous, especially in the lower portion of the plant.
While lantana is native to South America, it has become a “naturalized” part of the Texas landscape. It makes an excellent ground cover, area growing low and spreading year after year. It comes in white, green, yellow and purple, but a more upright variety comes in pink and orange.
This is a shrub is that can grow to six feet in height. It has silvery-green leaves and beautiful lavender flowers. Its peak blooming time during the spring and summer.
This perennial produces beautiful red flowers that look like partially-opened roses. Its foliage is deep green and the plant itself can grow up to four feet tall.
All five of these plants (except the Turk’s cap, which can also grow in shade) need full sunlight. They’re also colorful, grow well with each other and are deer-resistant.
At South Austin Irrigation, we understand that part of what makes for a successful landscape is the choice of plants that go into creating it. We also know that the great irrigation system is also essential. When only expert service will do, contact us!
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