From:Rye, NY Region: Southwest Topic: Wildflowers Title: Texas wildflowers for April wedding Answered by: Nan Hampton
A friend of mine is getting married in Texas in April and wanted to decorate the event with flowers native to that state. In my experience wildflowers do not last long out of the ground or in cut form. Is this correct? Rather than cut flowers are there potted flowering plants that she might use?
Many wildflowers work very well as cut flowers. We have a wonderful crew of volunteers who very successfully use cut flowers from the Wildflower Center grounds to decorate offices and meeting rooms at the Center. However, living plants as decoration would be very nice and could be given as favors if used to decorate tables at a reception dinner. Your friend will need to find a supplier that can furnish the number and kinds of plants that she wants. You can find nurseries that specialize in native plants in our National Suppliers Directory. Another organization, PlantNative, also has a list of nurseries specializing in native plants.
Some possibilities for decorative potted flowering plants native to Texas that might be available in nurseries in April are:
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