Reseeding flowers are plants that sow themselves and regrow and bloom every year without you having to lift a finger. Gravity, the wind, rain or even birds plant the seeds from these flowers for you, and your garden will thrive and grow while you just sit back and enjoy. There are many gorgeous plants you can choose from when it comes to reseeding flowers for your Houston, Texas garden. (Tip – don’t deadhead your flowers, as this is where the seeds for reseeding come from!) Think you might enjoy planting some reseeding flowers in your own Houston, Texas garden? Try some of the ones below.
Violet Alyssum. The beautiful purple flowers of this reseeding annual have a lovely fragrance, too. Plant them in full sun to partial shade and enjoy their blooms from late fall through the spring in Houston, Texas, making them a great choice for winter gardens. These reseeding flowers are also a great plant for hanging gardens, as well as containers in general.
Purple Columbine. In addition to their pretty purple-blue flowers, these reseeding plants also have lovely blue-green leaves. Plant them in full to partial shade from late winter through early spring. These reseeding perennials will also bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas garden. Hardy enough to withstand temperatures down to zero degrees (unlikely in Houston, Texas), these are a great choice for rock gardens, shade gardens and woodland gardens. These reseeding perennials can grow as tall as two feet.
Sulphur Cosmos. Looking for orange, red and yellow flowers for your Houston, Texas garden? Try planting these reseeding beauties, which will brighten your garden from summer through fall. Plant them in full sun in the spring, and expect heights of up to six feet (they may need to be staked.) In general, they are hard to kill, although an extended freeze (which is rare in Houston, Texas) will kill them.
Foxglove. This lovely old-fashioned flower has gorgeous, spiky blooms of pink, white, salmon and cream. Plant these reseeding annuals in full to partial sun, and expect blooms in April and May. The bell-shaped flowers will also draw hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas garden. This is a good choice for a mixed border, and it will reach heights of up to three feet.
Four O’Clock. The beautiful red, magenta and white tubular blooms of this reseeding perennial are sure to add an elegant touch to your Houston, Texas garden. Plant them in full sun to light shade, and expect blooms from May through October. These reseeding flowers are also very fragrant, and make a great choice for a mixed border or a Houston, Texas shade garden. This flower can be aggressive, so keep an eye on its reseeding capabilities.
Hollyhock. Another gorgeous old-fashioned flower, the pretty pink, red, yellow and white blooms are great for the back of a mixed border (they can reach heights of up to six feet.) Plant them in full to partial sun, and expect blooms from April through June. An extended freeze (unlikely in Houston, Texas) will kill them, but these reseeding beauties will show their faces again in the spring.