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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:21 am 
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Every year I try something different in my landscape to see what can survive. It all does well until June/July when it get's to 100 degrees outside.

I buy plants that say they do well in sun, but...
I put in coral bells this year and they are now shriveling. I want a perennial that is somewhat decorative, whether it be the leaves or flowering. What will work? I've got direct sun and heat working against me. What about Liriope, does that tolerate this?

I was watering everyday for these plants, and they just can't take it. So now I am planning for next year. Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Where are you, geographically?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:42 am 
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Kennedale, TX

thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Sorry you haven't gotten a reply until now!

I have full sun, too. And, although I like the idea of putting in plants that need extra care in a hot location, I know I won't have time to do it.

So, based on LOTS of looking around in my own neighborhood to see what I like, comparing that to the sun/water requirements I'll be dealing with in my own yard, and reading up to see what the requirements are for each plant, this is what I plant to put in my sunny spot:

Ornamental sweet potato
Day lilies
Texas sage
Echinacea
Lantana

My color scheme for this is gold/orange and lavender/purple with lots of green.

Later, I hope to add a raised rock garden and put in some cactus and succulents.

Hope that helps!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:21 pm 
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Coral Bells is a shade plant in Texas!

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:45 am 
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I would look into using esperanza, lantana and Texas sage.
I know the sage and lantana are very drought/heat tolerant, as they are growing wild all over my place.


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:49 am 
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Check out a book called "Native Texas Plants" by Sally and Andy Wasowski. Everything you need to know is there. Also here are some great links from the nursery I work at.

http://nhg.com/pdf/Top20PerennialsSun.pdf

http://nhg.com/pdf/PerennialList.pdf

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