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Take a look at some summer superstar plants for the South Texas landscape that are drought friendly.
This compact, upright evergreen shrub (sometimes referred to as 'golden showers') is covered most of the year with small yellow flowers. Needs a little pruning to keep it from being leggy, but is otherwise very low maintenance. Very popular in full sun, heavy deer pressure landscapes.
Pride of Barbados
The orange-red flowers of this showy plant are composed of five petals with very prominent 6-inch-long stamens on fern-like leaves. This evergreen shrub is one of the most attractive heat-loving plants for San Antonio.
Beautiful indigo blooms on this Texas Superstar attract butterflies to the landscape. It’s a tender perennial, but loves our long, humid summers and is very drought tolerant. It blooms almost nonstop from summer until the first frost. This plant does not disappoint.
Pink Turks Cap
This Texas Superstar plant is a butterfly and hummingbird’s dream. Does well in sun and shade and is a tough, versatile plant that is native to South Texas and extremely drought-tolerant.
Fast-growing, climbing vine that blooms exotic flowers during the warm summer months. Gulf fritillary larvae love to eat the foliage of this plant, so don’t be discouraged to see a ravaged vine.
New Gold Lantana
This lantana is a workhorse in the landscape with constant bright yellow masses of flowers late spring through summer. Plant it in full sun, water a little to get it going, and sit back and enjoy the butterflies that are attracted to it.
Knockout Rose Bush
This rose is resistant to insects and disease and easy to grow for those who think they can’t grow roses. Knockout roses never lose their leaves so it's a good choice for those wanting a plant that stays green year-round and needs full sun. Blooms are present from spring through frost in bright cherry red or brilliant pink with a light tea fragrance. Not suitable for shallow soil locations.
Once summer arrives, firebush really takes off growing and producing orange-red tubular flowers that continues all summer long. Hummingbirds love these prolific bloomers!
This climbing vine blooms coral-red flowers all summer and is very drought tolerant. It's very attractive to hummingbirds with no problems with disease or pests.
As the name implies, this fragrant bloomer is highly attractive to butterflies. White is shown, but it also comes in pink, yellow, red and purple.
This wonderful cold hardy succulent enjoys full sun. Its yellow-orange blooms attract hummingbirds and is deer resistant. Doesn't need a lot of soil so it is an excellent choice for thin soil landscapes.