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Dallas Gardening Tips: Best Texas Plants to Withstand Summer Heat

April 20th, 2017  |  Published in Uncategorized

Plants that Can Handle the Heat

When you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you grow accustomed to long, hot summers. The same goes for our photosynthetic friends – plants. Keane Landscaping offers these Dallas gardening tips because choosing the right plants for your garden and landscape is essential to a happy and healthy environment.

Plants, vines, trees, shrubs, and grasses native to Texas are better equipped to survive the elements and have adapted to require less water. These are some of the best Texas plants for your landscape:

Blackfoot Daisy

This small, white perennial flower demands very little water and can survive in full sunlight. They are great for planting in containers, rock gardens, and they do not attract deer.

Trumpet Vine

The Trumpet Vine is a beautiful red orange flower that attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies. It requires very little water and thrives in full sunlight.

Mexican Feathergrass

Also known as Wiregrass and Ponytail Grass, this ornamental grass dances in the wind. This grass is a great substitute for a lawn and provides protection from erosion.  

Smooth Prickly Pear

No list of Texas plant life would be complete without the cactus. The Smooth Prickly Pear requires very little water and can handle the Texas heat extremely well. When flowering, this cactus attracts hummingbirds.

Flame Acanthus

This perennial flower also goes by Hummingbird Bush, Texas Firecracker Plant, Wright’s Desert Honeysuckle, and Wright Acanthus. Demanding little water and growing in direct sunlight, this wildlife-attracting flower is perfect for your landscape.

Desert Willow

This ornamental tree dazzles with pink, white, burgundy, and red flowers. The small tree survives without much water and in full sunlight. Watch as butterflies and hummingbirds flock to its branches.

What are your favorite native Texas plants? Do you have any Dallas gardening tips? If you’re interested in Team Keane’s landscaping services or want to continue the conversation about local plant life, contact us today.

           

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