Wildflowers make for beautiful gardens in Houston, Texas, as there are so many wildflowers that will grow and thrive in our climate (some native, some not). Even better still is that there are many wildflowers you can grow in your garden that will also do well as cut flowers for bouquets or arrangements in your home. If you would love to grow wildflowers that you can also cut to enjoy indoors, try some of the flowers below.
Zinnias. Who doesn’t love zinnias? These wildflowers are sunny and beautiful, blooming in colors that include orange, red, white, pink and yellow. Plant them in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden, and enjoy their blooms from April through the first frost. These wildflowers will bloom forever when used as cut flowers in bouquets and arrangements. They are drought tolerant, but won’t survive an extended freeze.
Early Cosmos. Another gorgeous wildflower that does amazingly well as a cut flower. It blooms in pink and white from April through July, and does best when planted in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden. Plant this wildflower in the spring, and expect heights of up to four feet. It also has very pretty, fern-like foliage, and looks great in a mixed border.
Larkspur. If you are looking for blue, lilac, white, pink and purple cut flowers for your bouquets and arrangements, try planting these wildflowers in your Houston, Texas garden. This Texas Superstar will bloom in March, April and June if planted in full sun, and also bring butterflies to your garden. These wildflowers grow to be about four feet tall, and are perfect for use in a Houston, Texas mixed border.
Blanket Flower. Also known as Indian Blanket, these wildflowers are great cut flowers if you like orange, red and yellow flowers in a bouquet or arrangement. Plant them in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden and they will bloom from late spring through the fall. These wildflowers will also attract butterflies to your garden. They do well in containers and rock gardens, and are drought tolerant as well as deer resistant. The lacey double flowers are beautiful cut flowers for bouquets.
Sunflower. Reaching heights of up to 8 feet, these sunny yellow flowers look as good in a mixed border as they do in bouquets and arrangements, especially for fall. Sunflowers make great cut flowers, and should be planted in full sun for best blooms. This is a hard to kill wildflower that will bloom in your Houston, Texas garden from May all the way through September, bringing birds to your garden as well.
Lemon Mint. Butterflies and hummingbirds will flock to your Houston, Texas garden if you plant this perennial wildflower there. Its pink, white and lavender blooms do very well as cut flowers, and look beautiful in bouquets and arrangements. They also have a lovely fragrance. Plant them in full to partial sun in your Houston, Texas garden, and expect blooms from May through September. These are good wildflowers for shade and woodland gardens, too.