Best time to plant in Texas - Knowledgebase Question

Sunnyvale, TX (Zone 8A)
Question by pyfonseca
February 11, 2007
When is the best time of year to plant annuals? We live in Dallas, TX. I was hoping to get started on them in March.


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Answer from NGA
February 11, 2007

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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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