Plumbago is a tender perennial with profuse blue flowers which thrives in the hot Texas summer and is sometimes called “sky flower” because of the sky–blue color of its flowers. Thrives in full sun but also grows well in partial shade It will grow in any fertile, well-drained soil and becomes drought-tolerant once established. Essentially maintenance free as well as disease, pest and deer resistant. Also available in white.
Esperanza has recently become a popular ornamental plant in Texas gardens. Striking, trumpet-like bright golden yellow flowers are highlighted by the attractive, shiny, green foliage and continue blooming through the heat of the summer. Prefers well drained soil and full sun. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
One of the most attractive heat loving plants for Central Texas. The species name pulcherrima literally means “very pretty” and it definitely lives up to the name. The blooms are clusters of orange-red with a tinge of gold on the edges. Easy to grow in alkaline to acidic, well-drained soils, fast growing and bloom best in full sun. Considered drought tolerant once established. Great for attracting butterflies.
Great for hot, baked spots. It thrives with little moisture in full sun. Available in a wide variety of colors, it produces an abundance of brightly colored flowers all summer and fall. Wonderful for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefer acidic soil.