There are many plants that look amazing and thrive well in Texas landscaping. When it comes to considering which plants that belong in your Texas landscaping, consider the following superstar plants for Texas Landscapes that we at Showplace Lawns recommend.
Henry Duelberg Salvia Sage
Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, but not deer, is a gorgeous Texas native plant that grows easily. Covered in dark, purplish-blue flowers, this sage plant grows between 2 to 3 feet tall and has flower spikes that are 1 foot long. Once the flower is spent, cutting back the spikes will encourage reblooming. It will bloom all season long and once it is established this salvia is both heat and drought tolerant. It is ideal for water-wise homeowners.
Lacey Oak Tree
As a smaller oak, this species reaches just 25-35 feet tall and wide, optimizing the scale in residential gardens. Resembling a miniature white oak, the tree has a beautiful habit. As a perfect native plant in Texas, it makes for a lovely shade tree. Once established, the lacy oak is highly tolerant of heat, drought, and high pH soils.
Texas Gold Columbine
As a very rare wild plant, this is only native to one area in Texas. With long attractive spurs and fernlike foliage, this plant has buttercup-yellow flowers. A shady border, the bright blossoms light up. Though this perennial is short lived, it will reseed if you let the seedlings grow. It will reach 2-3 feet tall and does best in well-drained soil, partial shade, adequate moisture and can tolerate some heat.
Lord Baltimore Hibiscus
From July until frost, they bloom from an extended period of time, and the ‘Lord Baltimore’ hibiscus has is an enormous 10-foot-wide, bright scarlet flower. This tropical-looking perennial provides years of color once it is established. As a very versatile option, it can be successfully planted in large decorative pots, in a perennial border, or in butterfly and hummingbird gardens. Many opt to grow it near ponds as it favors moist soil. The plants die back to the ground in winter but regrows quickly each spring and grows about 5 feet tall and wide.
Turk’s Cap Lily
This perennial makes an outstanding ornamental for shady sites as it is Native to south Texas. They look like little turbans as the flowers resemble hibiscus but never fully open. Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, the flowers appear in a range of colors from red to pink to white. Reaching between 3 feet and 6 feet in height and width, this is a fast-growing shrub. Once established it is drought tolerant but may not be ideal in north Texas areas.
Cape Plumbago Shrub
Because the blossoms are sky blue, another common name for cape plumbago is sky flower. Flowering profusely from May until frost, this native plant loves the Texas heat. All kinds of butterflies are attracted to it, and the flowers look like phlox a little. This plant can be left to sprawl as a groundcover or to fall over a wall. It does best with pruning and trained to climb a trellis or kept in a neat mounded form, it does optimally with sandy soil with good drainage and in the light.