Perennials

6 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Houston

In Houston, Texas, it is important to water your perennial plants deeply and often. Freezing temperatures remove moisture from plant tissues and will cause them to die.

Watering them will allow them to rehydrate and grow strong again. It is also important to fertilize your perennials once all chance of freezing weather has passed.

When it is time to prune your plants, wait until spring. Pruning a damaged plant is a major stressor and will not do much good for the plant.

There are many herbs that thrive in Houston but are best harvested when they begin to flower and throw seeds. Luckily, most herbs continue to produce through the winter.

When deciding which herbs to dry, look for small flowers or seeds. These are signs that the plant is about to bloom and produce seeds.

Once these appear, it is time to harvest and dry your plants. Keep reading to find out the best time to harvest your plants.

Perennial plants are best suited for Houston gardens as they require less maintenance than their non-native counterparts.

Native plants are also easier to grow and thrive in the climate in Houston. Popular natives include the beautyberry and the Texas lantana.

Evergreens are also low-maintenance options. They keep their leaves throughout the entire year and don’t require any extra water or fertilization.

If you’re unsure of which plants are the best choice for your garden, be sure to check with your Houston garden center before you make a final decision.

Annuals are an excellent choice for your yard in Houston. They can be transplanted easily and are easy to propagate. Several of the most popular types of perennials are easy to grow from seed.

When seeding, remember to choose a seedling with the proper size. A large variety of flowers will bloom in one season.

A perennial garden will be colorful and full of life for many years. If you’re unsure of what plants will thrive in your landscape, consult with a landscape architect or designer.

Consider choosing native plants when creating a landscape design. Using plants from your yard will help prevent the need for fertilizers and will make the garden look more beautiful.

If you’re planting perennials, you’ll want to choose varieties that are native to the area. They can be a great way to add variety and color to your yard. You’ll save time, money, and energy by using native plants in your Houston garden.


Plum Pudding Coral Bells


If you would like to define your garden beds and also attract butterflies and hummingbirds, then add this little gem to your garden beds.

Plum Pudding Coral Bells (Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’) are adorned with extravagant maple-shaped leaves and have a dazzling, silvery-purple hue with dark purple veining.

There is nothing like a shallow-lobed, rounded leaf to enhance the beauty of a botanical masterpiece!

The vines that grow from these ground-hugging plants are silently flashy, and they will fit perfectly in just about any design scheme.

Coral Bells are nicknamed “Fancy Leaf” Coral Bells because of the prominent veins and the silvery-gray overcast.

The installation of these fences is essential for garden borders that run through areas of sun and partial shade.

You can allow these lovely semi-evergreen perennials to form low mounds of deliciously dark color to be punctuated with a splash of quicksilver. These are the two characteristics that make Heuchera such an unusual perennial plant.


Nosferatu Daylily


‘Nosferatu’ (Hemerocallis ‘Nosferatu’) shows off its huge, broad petals shaped into triangles in its flower!

The plant bears flowers that are 6″ wide and purple in color with a bright green eye.

These ruffled blossoms guarantee to hold their color even in the sun and have more prominent veining in the purple petals.

There are a number of features that make Nosferatu a particularly popular variety, including its midseason bloom, very high bud count, ease of growing, and ability to withstand even the harshest conditions.

I would like to mention that this is a semi-evergreen tetraploid daylily. An individual flower lasts just one day, but since each plant produces many buds, the total blooming time of a well-established clump can last much longer than one month.

In shrub borders as well as perennial beds, ‘Nosferatu’ daylily adds interest and color. The daylily is a good groundcover for slopes once it has become established because it has deep roots that help to keep soil from washing away.


Delta Dawn Coral Bells


In addition, there is a variety of Coral Bells referred to as Delta Dawn Coral Bells (Heuchera ‘Delta Dawn’) that has exceptional foliage color.

If you have a shady spot in your yard where you need something colorful, but small, then this type of plant will do perfectly.

Additionally, it will also make a beautiful border along your entryway or sidewalk.

There is no doubt that the most lauded feature of your Delta Dawn is, of course, its special foliage.

Leaves with rounded, scalloped edges present vibrant colors of lime, yellow and red, accented by red veins, that give this shrub a dynamic appearance.

The red veins of the leaves begin to intensify as the end of spring or beginning of summer approaches. The veins flow like rivers towards the sea as they flow toward the sea. Therefore, Delta Dawn was given the name it has since it flows towards the sea.

There is a transitioning of colors as the plant gets older throughout the seasons, and the resulting mix of green shades is evident amid the more colorful foliage.

SUNSPARKLER® Dazzleberry Sedum

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add this jewel-toned groundcover to your landscape this season, and let it shine for you!

SPAWNSPARKLER Dazzleberry Sedum (Sedum ‘Razzleberry’ PP #22,457) features star-shaped, clear, raspberry-toned blooms that last for a long time with an elegant finish to your summer garden.

Even in high temperatures and humidity, the material remains colorfast.

A cute little groundcover that fills in any bare spots and softens the look of all your plantings.

The groundcover gives your plantings a sense of groundedness that is very pleasing to the eye.

Towards the end of the season, you’ll be surprised by the bright “pop” of color. Butterflies will also be delighted! You can expect the bees to come calling looking for easy access to a rich nectar source.

Use these ground-hugging plants to suppress weeds and finish the look of your garden by incorporating them into the design. Among the most closely guarded secrets of professional garden designers are these details.


Canary Feathers Corydalis


This season, add a little sunshine to your shade garden with yellow-flowered Canary Feathers Corydalis (Corydalis ‘Canary Feathers’).

With these canary yellow blooms, you can brighten any dimly lit corner!

Beautiful blooms appear in summer and last all the way into the fall. 9-inch spikes rise above mounded foliage and produce a profusion of tubular flowers beloved of hummingbirds.

The low-growing, long-blooming foliage of this perennial will softly fill in the edges of your plantings.

They create a lush appearance with their delicate blue-green foliage in early spring.

Put them in containers or hanging baskets as a very effective “Filler”. You can consider them a compact, dynamic layer of long-lasting color in the ground and space them 12 inches apart.

Even with less than four hours of sunlight a day, they’ll thrive. This beautiful shade bloomer will enhance the look of your north or east-facing balcony!

The Dallas Arboretum recommends this Proven Winners® selection. Compound foliage with softly lobed tips adds a beautiful visual appeal to your landscape.


Cranberry Crush Hibiscus


There is no doubt that cranberry red is one of the hottest colors for gardens.

Moreover, cranberry red is also not an easy color to find in foliage or flowers.

The good news for you is that Nature Hills has you covered for all your cranberry needs!

With the Summerific® Cranberry Crush Hibiscus (Hibiscus x ‘Cranberry Crush’ PP21984), you are assured to enjoy that amazing color!

It has been developed that a new line of Hibiscus called Summerific® has been developed based on improvements over the older cultivars.

We have developed this difficult-to-grow perennial using modern hybridizing programs, which has made it possible for even the busiest gardener to plant and care for it easily.

Despite growing shorter than the traditional Hibiscus, Cranberry Crush maintains a full, compact habit. Not to mention the fact that it sports stunning scarlet-red flowers!

It’s hard not to be transported to some sandy beach in the tropics when you’re looking at those deep, deeply red blooms! So get your flip-flops and sunscreen at the ready!