The 7 Best Sping Flowers To Plant in Texas (2020 Guide)

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It’s the middle of Spring and Dallas lawn care professionals are making lawns look stunning with a variety of plants. We provide our Dallas homeowners with the best quality Texas natives plants that will make your garden and property stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. By applying native spring flowers and plants, your landscaping will have a much better possibility of surviving the harsh Southern Texas climate. Make your lawn and garden look beautiful by applying these top 7 flowers to plant in your Dallas property.

1. Salvia Farinacea

The plant Salvia farinacea is sometimes referred to as mealycup sage. This plant is a native of Texas and Mexico. It is a perennial plant that can grow as high as 1.5 to 3 ft in height. It has erect branches and a square shoot system. Its genus name salvia has a Latin origin. It was originally coined from the Latin word ‘salveo’, which means to save or to cure. Some plants bearing this genus name salveo has some healing properties and curative effects.

Location

The plant is mostly found in Texas USA and Mexico

How to maintain and care

As a pro tip, the plant mealy cup sage is a plant that requires low maintenance. To keep this plant in bloom, minimal deadheading is required. Also, be sure to plant this exotic plant in nutrient-rich soil. It saves you a lot of hassles of looking for fertilizer, otherwise, you can use mid-summer fertilizer to keep the soil adequate enough to grow this plant. It goes without saying that you should still learn to water this plant, especially during the dry seasons.

2. Hibiscus

One general characteristic of Hibiscus plants is that they have big and colorful petals (flowers). They are ideal for plant decorations around your house. As a bonus, their leaves and flowers can also be processed to help treat various medical conditions. When these leaves and flowers are made into teas and other liquids, they can be used to manage ailments such as; runny stomach, high blood pressure, bacterial infections and even fever.

Location

With over 200 species of this plant in existence, they are normally seen in regions of the world that have warm and tropical climate, like; Mexico, Tahiti, Hawaii, and maybe the Bahamas.

How to maintain and care

These plants should be given as much water as possible when they are in their blooming stage. They should also be watered regularly during dry seasons. Don’t water them too much during the rainy or cool seasons as too much water can kill them.

Lifespan

The lifespan of older hibiscus plants can be as long as 50 years or even more. However, newer breeds can live up to 5-10 years.

3. Aster

Aster flowers are pretty easy to maintain, and on top of that, they can offer you the beauty and color you need for your autumn landscape. Trust me! Growing these plants in your garden is definitely going to be worth it.

Location

Mostly found in the United kingdom and some parts of North America.

How to maintain and care

One of the best ways to care for your aster plant is by watering the base of the plant and not just splashing water on the foliage. Avoid water from entering into the leaves of the plant so as to prevent mildew and fungal diseases. Use fertilizers too if you can, at least once a month.

Life span

First off, the lifespan of this plant varies. Most Aster species are perennial in nature and can live up to 3 years or more. Some can last 2 years, while others can live as long as 1 year.

4. Sedum

If you are looking to add perennial plants in your garden, then, the Sedum plant is a good choice for you. They are characterized with succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and star-shaped flowers that come in clusters. There are a lot of varieties and species of this plant, making them one of the best plants to plant in your garden, and not to mention, they are really easy to care for.

Location

They are mostly located in north and southern hemisphere like south Africa and north American countries.

How to maintain and care

Like I stated earlier, sedum plants are pretty easy to care for. What you should mostly do is check to see if your plants are dried out and water them appropriately. When the flowering season is over, ensure to maintain them by containing them in one area. You can control the spread of this plant by dividing or separating them during spring or fall and also root them appropriately.

Life span

Some species of this plant can last there years while others can last two years.

5. Marigold

These annual plants are really easy to grow and maintain. They are really pretty to look at and some can be quite aromatic. It has flowers that  is said to bloom so brightly all summer long.

Location

These plants are a native to Central America and Mexico. They are also found in  some parts of Africa since they thrive well in hot and dry weather.

How to maintain and care

For starters, they don’t require much deadheading, also remember to remove the top of the mature plants so that they can grow bushier. Be sure to water moderately, especially when the soil is dried up so as to maintain the health of the plant.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of this plant is 3 to 4 months.

6. Cape Plumbago

Plumbago auriculata which is the botanical name of this plant is also called Cape plumbago or sky flower. This plant is actually classified as a shrub and has been known to be found in the US and in the heart of South Africa. They are quite resistant to drought once they are established and are very simple to care for.

Location

Mostly found and thrives in the heat of South Africa and the United States, particularly in Texas and Miami, Florida.

How to maintain and care

Firstly, you should provide adequate support for the young and growing plants, prune adequately the elongated shoots after flowering. It is best to grow this plant in a garden or a balcony. When it comes to watering, during the summer, water the plants 2 to 3 times a week and during winter, water every 8 to 12 days.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of the cape plumbago is 7 years.

7. Celosia Crista

The celosia plants come in a lot of varieties. Mostly, they are categorized into three groups, which are; Celosia cristata (the crested Celosia), Celosia plumosa (the plume Celosia),  and Celosia spectra which is the spike or wheat type Celosia. The Celosia species have very strange flowers that are capable of blooming for up to 2 and a half months. The flowers come in various blooms like red, purple, gold, pink and bicolored. Also as a bonus, all species and varieties of this plant are really easy to care for.

Location

Mostly found in East Africa, particularly in Swahili and some parts of India.

How to maintain and care

For proper care and maintenance, water them as carefully as you can immediately after planting. This will allow the roots of the plant settle down properly around the soil. You can control the growth of weeds around this plant by using a layer of mulch, preferably 3-inches. It also helps to promote and maintain moisture levels. Aside from that, you should also water them as often as you can to keep the soil moist and the plants healthy.

Lifespan

This texas garden plant can last for as long as 6 months without losing its unique properties and color.

In conclusion

If you need help with your bed of flowers to get them looking beautiful during the spring, get in touch with Care Green landscaping. Our lawn care professionals have the experience to make your neighbors envy your lawn design. Contact us, to find out more about our services and request a free quote today!

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