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March 20th is the first day of Spring, a time of the year when your focus turns to foliage and flowers. However, when you live in Texas, you also realize that it won’t be long before you are dealing with drought-like weather conditions and the brutal Texas heat. So, if you are dreading the idea of holding that garden hose over your thirsty tropical plants this summer, we have some drought-tolerant plant suggestions that will help you save time, water and money.
Drought tolerant plants need less water and fertilizer to thrive, making them perfect landscaping choices for our sizzling summers. However, while plants that are noted as “drought-tolerant” can eventually take on the heat, you will need to baby them a bit during their first year of life. Drought-tolerant plants cannot be planted during a drought and then forget to water them. Remember that these plants can handle the heat once they have established themselves.
Shrubs: Barberry, Blue Plumbago, Elaeagnus, Holly, Nandina, Rose of Sharon, Texas Sage, Broomweed, Cotoneaster, Flowering Quince, Juniper, Oleander, Rosemary, Spirea
Annual/Perennials: Artemisia, Liatris, Iris, Lantana, Yarrow, Sage, Blanket Flower, Celosia, Lamb’s Ear, Mexican Heather, Zinnia, Vinca Major