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Best Flowers for Summer in Dallas Fort Worth

DWARF MEXICAN PETUNIASummers in the Dallas Fort Worth area can exceed 100 degrees. Add in high humidity and even the hardiest flowers can start to wilt. However, there are some flowers which will hold up to the harsh North Texas heat. Adding some of these beauties to your landscape can brighten your home's curb appeal and welcome your summer guests with pops of pretty color. Butterflies and humming birds love them too! 

DWARF MEXICAN PETUNIA 

These light lavender flowers grow on clumps of dark-green foliage. The Mexican petunia likes full sun, but will grow in part sun, especially with a little afternoon shade. However, the more shade the plant has, the fewer flowers it typically produces. 

HOMESTEAD VERBENA 

These are vividly purple, two-inch clusters on trailing, dark-green foliage which can make it a nice ground cover within a landscape bed. It grows 6 to 10 inches tall and spreads to about 3 feet. 

BLACK-EYED SUSAN 

Similar to daisies, this native plant is beautiful indoors and out. Black-Eyed Susans get their name from their prominent dark centers. The flowers are most often a golden yellow, but some types have flowers in shades of orange and red.  

PINCUSHION FLOWER PINCUSHION FLOWER 

Just like it's name, these flowers resemble a pin cushion in colors of purple, lavender, pink or white. Scabiosa varieties grow to about 18 or 24 inches tall. These durable plants look great in rock gardens or as borders. 

AUTUMN SAGE 

Autumn Sage is not just for the fall. It will keep blooming in colors of red, purple, lavender, fuchsia or white blooms throughout the summer and into autumn.  

VICTORIA BLUE SAGE, MEALY-CUP SAGE  

This species is Texas native favorite and easy to grow. It has beautiful blue flowers with lots of depth and grows to 1 or 2 feet tall.  

STELLA DE ORO DAYLILY 

Smaller than standard daylilies, they bloom abundantly into early fall. The foot-high foliage is evergreen; the plants can be used in borders, beds, and containers. 

PINK SKULLCAPPINK SKULLCAP 

The rosy red flowers look a bit like snapdragons and are plentiful from now to fall. The plant only grows to about 8 inches tall, but cut it back occasionally to keep the foliage full. 

BLACKFOOT DAISY 

A tough native to Texas, the blackfoot daisy has small white flowers with yellow centers. It grows to no more than about a foot tall and is a good choice for rock gardens or to mix into a perennial bed. It needs well-draining soil. 

NEW GOLD LANTANA 

There are lots of choices of color for the Lantana, but New Gold Lantana is the best for the Dallas Fort Worth area. The gold-yellow flowers will hold up strongly from spring to fall.  

No matter where you live in the North Texas area; Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, the Mid-Cities, or anywhere in-between, call All Seasons Landcare to add some pretty summer flowers to your summer landscape! 

 

 

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