Fort Worth gardeners know that several if not all communities in the DFW North Texas region are under water-wise usage restrictions. Some have recently decided to make permanent these watering restrictions.
Plant water-wise perennials
But what does this mean for the landscaping and flower beds on your property? You must make water-wise picks when selecting flowers and other plants. One of the best methods to add color to your yard is by planting perennials. Numerous of these native plants are drought tolerant and can withstand the heat of a Texas summer without requiring repeated watering.
Here’s a list of 5 of the best perennials for North Texas:
1 Bearded Iris
A bearded iris, with its colorful flowers, is a noticeable perennial addition to any yard. These flowers are available in a wide color variety including pink, blue, red, yellow, and purple. A nice water-wise flower, Bearded iris will bloom in early summer, with some variations blooming once more later in the summer and into the fall.
This perennial daisy-like flower has a bright yellow color raised middle. Flower colors take in the widespread purple, as well as pink, and white. Coneflowers are drought-tolerant, water-wise and will bloom from mid-summer to fall. They offer an attractive spot of color when used in borders or wildflower meadows.
The Columbine perennial flower, identified by its distinguishing bell-shaped flowers, comes in a color variety from light pastels to bright yellow, red, orange and purple selections. Columbine will bloom from mid-spring to early summer and are a delightful addition to water-wise woodland-style gardens.
This bright yellow bloom color flower is nice for areas with full sun. It is an ideal choice for areas that have poor and rocky soils since coreopsis is water-wise and tolerates dry soil. This drought tolerant perennial plant requires only low maintenance making it easy to care for. Coreopsis looks good when placed in borders and beds with other kin from the sunflower family.
5 Mexican Mint Marigold
Mexican Mint Marigold, a perennial flower native to Texas and Central America, will bloom from late summer to early winter providing you with a bright eruption of color for fall. With its slight golden-yellow marigold-like flowers, the Mexican Mint Marigold plant is a water-wise and drought and heat tolerant flower.
Read more about the best perennial flower list from VMC Landscape Services, one of the largest locally owned commercial landscape management companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.