Answer: You'll want to get your annuals in the ground before hot weather arrives; March is a good time to plant. Here are a few heat-tolerant suggestions to get your garden off to a good start:
Moss Rose (Portulaca) - Perhaps the most heat and drought tolerant bedding plant available.
Texas Bluebells (Lisianthus) - A native Texas plant.
Zinnias -Very colorful, easy to direct seed.
Periwinkle (Vinca) - Just about the best summer annual available.
Lantana - Can be grown as a perennial in East Texas.
Impatiens - One of the few annuals that will do well in shade and still tolerate the heat.
Your local garden center may have even more choices. Enjoy!
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