Xeriscaping your lawn is one of the best things you can do in Houston, Texas. By using this water-conserving manner of landscaping, you will be doing your part for the environment while saving money on your water bill. Some people don’t want to Xeriscape because they are afraid of being limited in their landscaping design, especially when it comes to having flower gardens. Fortunately, there are many beautiful and striking flowers that will thrive in a Houston, Texas Xeriscaped lawn. For just some of the lovely perennials you can choose from for your Xeriscaping, see below.
Red yucca. If you want to attract hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas garden, try planting these perennials. This flower, a striking tubular bloom, does very well in Xeriscaped gardens, and is lovely in a mixed border. Plant these perennials in full sun, and they will grow to be about four feet tall. The flowers will bloom from May through September, giving your Xeriscaping lots of color from summer through the beginning of fall.
Irish Eyes Rudbeckia. With four inch flowers of gold and green, these perennials will certainly liven up your Xeriscaping. Butterflies love these flowers as well, adding even more color to your Houston, Texas garden. Plant them in full sun, and they will bloom in April and May. These perennials do well in containers, and are a good cut flower for bouquets or arrangements.
Pitcher’s Clematis. This Texas native is drought tolerant, making it a perfect choice for Xeriscaping your Houston, Texas garden. Its bell shaped purple flowers will bloom from the spring through the fall, and it can tolerate cold down to zero degrees (unlikely in Houston, Texas.) Plant these perennials in full to partial sun.
Hinckley Columbine. A great plant for adding color while Xeriscaping your Houston, Texas garden, these perennials have pretty yellow flowers and even prettier blue-green leaves. This Texas native is disease resistant and drought tolerant, and looks very nice in a mixed border. Plant these perennials in partial sun or shade and they will bloom in the spring.
Fairy Firecracker Daylily. Talk about color, your Xeriscaping will certainly be brightened up by this flower’s three
inch orange blooms. These perennials are disease resistant, drought tolerant and can tolerate cold temperatures down to 25 degrees (unlikely in Houston, Texas.) Plant them in full sun and enjoy their blooms in May and June.
Engelmann Daisy. A native wildflower, these happy yellow perennials will add lots of color to your Xeriscaping. Disease resistant as well as drought tolerant, this Texas flower looks very nice in a mixed border or your Houston rock garden. Plant these perennials in full sun for blooms from the spring through the fall.
Hummingbird Mint. These perennials are a good choice for Xeriscaping your garden if you enjoy butterflies and hummingbirds. Its pink and purple flowers will look lovely in your Houston, Texas garden, and these perennials are heat and drought tolerant. Plant them in full sun to enjoy the blooms from late spring through the first frost.