Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Arlington, Te
Question by lindavalenz
May 20, 2009
Which flowers and plants can i plant that will last long and with little water needed.


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Answer from NGA
May 20, 2009

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There are many drought tolerant plants for your Texas garden. Consider: Yarrow(Achillea millefolium): selection available in red, pink, or white (white form is weedy); fern-leafed foliage; blooms spring and fall; drought tolerant; good groundcover; excellent cut or dried flowers; full sun to part shade; 1 foot.

Hardy Ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum): blue flowers; fall blooming; invasive; Texas native; hardy; drought tolerant; shear in summer to promote business; sun to part shade; 2 feet.

Mexican Heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia): small, lavender flowers; compact foliage; tender; sun; 6 inches.

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana): pink flowers; blooms in fall; hardy; sun; 2 feet.

Pink Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii): pink flowers; aromatic; shrubby; everblooming; shear occasionally; drought tolerant; sun; 3 feet.

Texas Tuff Verbena (Verbena hybrid): pink, purple or red flowers; everblooming; shear frequently; excellent groundcover; drought tolerant; sun; 8 inches.

Enjoy your garden.

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