Are you looking for great pants that can handle the heat and survive drought and freezes?

Are you looking for great pants that can handle the heat and survive drought and freezes?

San Antonio – Spring has sprung and many plants are either flowering or about to flower. This is a perfect indicator that it’s time to plant your perennials.

KSAT 12 gets this question a lot: “What’s the difference between a perennial and an annual?”

Well, perennials grow back every spring after they die in the winter, and annuals only live for one growing season.

So, if you want to plant long-lasting elements in your garden that will withstand the high temperatures, droughts and freezes of South Texas, native perennials are the perfect solution.

Native plants are not just living plants, but they are also important to agriculture for our local ecosystem and pollinators, so it’s a win-win.

You’ll need to plant them now before the triple heat so they can establish strong roots.

Rainbow Gardens has a large selection of native perennials to choose from.

Here are some big pants:

The original perennial Zexmenia or creeping bull’s eye. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Zexmenia or Texas creeping bull’s eye

  • It blooms from May to November and is a host plant for many butterflies.

Butterfly weed is a native perennial that is also a host plant for monarch and queen butterflies. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Butterfly weed

  • It blooms from May to September and is a host plant for monarch and queen butterflies.

Texas Sage or Cenizo is another great choice for flowering shrubs and is a native perennial. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Texas sage or cenezo

  • If you need a shrub that also thrives, Texas Sage is your girl. These are also very tolerant of all weather conditions.

Esperanza, a native perennial that makes a great choice for flowering shrubs. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Esperanza

  • Another great shrub option. But warning, these guys get huge, so don’t be afraid to get down to the ground every winter, as they’ll come back strong every spring. They can thrive through triple digits.

Blackfoot daisy is a native perennial that blooms from spring to November. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Blackfoot Daisy

  • Perfect for the home aesthetic, it blooms from March to September.

Mealy Blue Sage is a native perennial. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Millie Blue Sage

  • Honestly, most consider sages or native purple sage to be the best pants during the heat and they are amazing.

Greggs Mistflower attracts tolerant butterflies and deer and is a native perennial. (Copyright 2024 KSAT – All rights reserved.)

Greggs Mistflower

  • I’ve mentioned these things many times, but if you want butterflies of all kinds, this is the place. Cut them back into the ground each winter and they grow back very densely and bloom from mid-April to November.

  • Remember to add fertilizer and deep watering immediately after planting. Depending on rainfall, make sure they receive a deep watering every week while they establish themselves for the first couple of months.

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