For gardeners who are still beginning to plan for their garden this year, we’ve rounded up 4 native perennials that’ll easily grow in your yard. Take a look and you might just find the next star of your garden below.
When in bloom, the Mexican redbud looks like an art installation of red and pink hues from afar. This deciduous shrub can grow from 5 to 12 feet in height. Its lovely blooms may be smaller but definitely shines brighter and dances gracefully to the wind’s direction. Another great thing about the Mexican redbud is that it can withstand more extreme dry spells.
Now this next plant sports bright red tubular flowers which draws in hummingbirds. So if you love a flora and fauna filled garden, Texas Betony rightfully deserves a spot in your flowerbed. It also has a long blooming time which assures you that the hummingbirds will grace you with their presence from spring to fall.
Texas mountain laurel
From a plant that draws in the birds to another which makes your garden smell like a perfumery, the Texas Mountain Laurel brings not only beauty but sweetness in the air. Spreading the fragrance of a grape bubblegum, the blooms show up around springtime. When you have this in your yard and especially close to your home, you won’t need any air fresheners anymore!
Texas wild olive
From one tree to another, the Texas wild olive can grow up to 30ft and invites the birds and the butterflies to your garden. While you can catch the birds treating themselves to this tree’s fruits, the butterflies will be busy getting their share of sweet nectar from the tree’s white blooms. Since it can also withstand harsh drought situation, it is no wonder why this tree is a favorite specimen for highway planting.