Best 5 Perennial Summer Flowers North Dallas
The summer season is fast approaching in North Texas and we are all looking for ways to keep the color and excitement going in our gardens. If you choose to continue landscaping throughout the summertime, consider planting some summer flowering plants and blooming perennials. Here is a list of the best 5 summer perennial flowers for North Dallas.
Echinacea, or Purple Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial in the daisy family. You can see the similarity to the daisy simply by looking at the petal structure. It has a trademark, textured center cone attracts birds in the landscaping as well as bees and butterflies. Echinacea is also considered to be one of the most beneficial plants for its medicinal value. The roots and leaves of the Echinacea are used to treat colds and respiratory illnesses.
Echinacea blooms are seen only from June-August. The plant will grow to be an average height of 18”-26” and can be found blooming in various shades of berry, orange, yellow and red.
Esperanza, also known as Yellow Bells, is considered a tropical perennial and a great option for those who want to install North Texas tropical landscaping plants in their garden.
Unlike many tropical plants that need to be treated as annuals in North Texas, Esperanza is fairly root hardy and can often stay alive through winter plant dormancy with minimal foliage drop. Due to its larger growth habit, Esperanza is often planted as a deciduous shrub.
Esperanza blooms gold and yellow from early spring well into the fall season. This powerhouse of a perennial grows to between 4 and 6 ft tall.
Similar to the Esperanza, Plumbago is considered a tropical perennial. With its trademark bluish blooms, Plumbago will flourish in North Texas but require a bit of winter protection. We would recommend planting your Plumbago in a more sheltered place in the garden or container that can be brought inside for the winter and moved back outside when starting your spring landscaping duties.
Plumbago will bloom all summer and into the fall. Your Plumbago can reach an average height of between 4 and 6 ft.
Salvia Greggii, or Autumn Sage is a Texas native plant and one of the most widely recognized herbaceous perennials in our area. This perennial is used in both residential and commercial landscapes because of its long bloom window and drought tolerance. Also loved by butterflies, the Salvia Greggii comes in a variety of colors such as red, pink and purple.
Salvia Greggii blooms from April through October and grows as a small shrub reaching between 14” and 16” in height.
Salvia Indigo Spires
Our final summer perennial is the Salvia Indigo Spires and also a North Texas native plant. Indigo Spires is similar to the Salvia Greggii in its bushy growth habit, but has taller, cone-like flowers in a gorgeous, deep blue shade.
Salvia Indigo Spires reaches a height of between 18” – 30” and blooms between May and September signaling the perfect time to start planning your fall flowers installation.
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