Hello BCS! Fall is upon us, this is the time we associate with all are plants loosing leafs and flowers leaving the flower beds looking bare. But did you know there are tons of awesome looking flowers that are perfect for the central Texas climate. He we will provide you our top flower plants for the fall, that can be grown with little effort and maintained with very little care. Most of these are hardy and add a splash of color to any flower bed with little effort. Below are our top picks for Bryan , College Station.
Chrysanthemums can thrive in the Central Texas weather. Colloquially called mums, the flowers come in two varieties: flattened or elongated with ray florets, or short and tufted with a rounded head. These can add color your to your flower beds and can provide this color for many years. This plant is taken proper care of can last several years. This is ur choice of flower plant to bring beautiful colors to your front yard or back yard. Many different colors are available in these. You can find this at any big box store, While we suggest you look for these at walmart vs a home depot or lowes for better pricing.
While Pansies might sound and look delicate, These are tough plants. One of the few flowers that can take it down to single digit temperatures, fall-planted pansies make a spectacular show the following spring. Plant them in large drifts or masses, or as pockets of color to brighten up a dreary winter landscape. Use them in containers to spotlight a path, porch or wall. For best results, remove old blooms to encourage new flower production. Jan Pipher, of Texas Gardener, recommends planting pansies after average evening temperatures fall below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or in November.
Snapdragons thrive in chilly weather, making them a good choice as a winter flower in North Texas. According to Jimmy Turner of the Dallas Arboretum, flowers grown during the winter will “bulk up and produce many more flower stems and bloom longer than those planted in early spring.” They can survive a hard freeze as long as they don’t dry out during the cold. Neil Sperry advises planting snapdragons 12 inches apart, starting from nursery transplants.
4. Perennial Sunflower