Texas Native Plants
Full Sun Native Plants
Texas Native Plant Week is every 3rd week of October! If you have ever wanted to start growing Texas natives and your garden gets at least 6 or more hours of direct sun, you have a ton of options like annuals – bluebonnets and Phlox drummondii.
Add height and pollinators to your garden with Texas star hibiscus or yellow bells esperanza. These plants are an easy start to your native habitat and all of them have gorgeous blooms!
Learn more about some of our favorite native plants in our blog post here.
Texas Native Trees
Ever wanted to enjoy the outdoors, but need a break from the heat? Then it might be time to add a native shade tree to the garden!
Trees not only provide shade, but vegetation for creatures like birds and butterflies. Not to mention their minimal maintenance make them an easy choice in the garden. Some favorites like – Texas kidneywood, black gum, Texas redbuds and roughleaf dogwoods are especially useful trees to add to your garden to keep your soil flourishing.
Native Shade Perennials
Have a shady spot in the garden?
These plants are made in the shade! Celebrate Texas Native Plant Week by adding some tried and true favorites like American beautyberry, inland sea oats, and turk’s cap to your garden. Many of our native shade loving perennials are the life-support system for our butterflies, bees, and birds.
Adding these lush plants make gardening in the shade a breeze.
Harris County Natives
Encouraging new gardeners to go native is a passion and there is not anything more local than our Harris County native plant table! These plants have many benefits including helping with erosion control, being clay specialists and nectar sources to some of our most crucial pollinators.
Some frequent visitors to this table include grasses like gulf coast muhly and little bluestem. While blooming favorites like carolina jessamine and fall aster are great nectar sources. Each of these valuable plants create a healthy ecosystem in a Houston garden.
Native plants. The term has different meanings for different gardeners. There are Texas natives, US natives and those plants that act like natives. All in all, what most of us want in our garden are low maintenance plants that are attractive and functional. Plants that are not invasive and are a benefit to wildlife. When you plant a garden, it is not just for you – it is a habitat for all living things around you. So with that in mind, here is our list of 10 native plants for Houston that do just that. Many are heat and drought tolerant – cheerfully returning year after year in your garden. Click here to learn more.
Top 10 Native Plants for Houston
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