En Español

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions

Please forgive us, but Mr. Smarty Plants has been overwhelmed by a flood of mail and must take a break for awhile to catch up. We hope to be accepting new questions again soon. Thank you!

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.

 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Tuesday - May 15, 2007

From: Ellinger, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Flowers for sandy loam and sun in Fayette Co., Texas
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Hi I am looking to know what the best flowers are to plant in sandy loam and no shade?

ANSWER:

Here are recommendations for wildflowers native to Fayette County, Texas that like sandy loam and sun:

Asclepias asperula (antelope horns)

Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed)

Callirhoe involucrata (purple poppymallow)

Engelmannia peristenia (Engelmann's daisy)

Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum (showy prairie gentian)

Gaillardia pulchella (firewheel)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian sunflower)

Liatris mucronata (cusp blazing star)

Monarda citriodora (lemon beebalm)

Oenothera speciosa (pinkladies)

Salvia coccinea (blood sage)

Thelesperma filifolium (stiff greenthread)


Asclepias asperula

Asclepias tuberosa

Callirhoe involucrata

Engelmannia peristenia

Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

Gaillardia pulchella

Helianthus maximiliani

Liatris mucronata

Monarda citriodora

Oenothera speciosa

Salvia coccinea

Thelesperma filifolium

 

 

More Wildflowers Questions

Annual Native Plants for Interplanting in Iowa
January 20, 2015 - I'm looking for suggestions for annuals that will flower from seed or from spring plants. I want to use them to fill in the space around newly planted coneflowers and asters that I fear will look spa...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants wildflower gardens
January 08, 2004 - I want to plant a wildflower garden but I live in NC And I want My garden to be in bloom all year what types of wildflowers will stay in bloom all year and do I have to import them?
view the full question and answer

Gaura coccinea for xeric garden
May 14, 2007 - Is Scarlet Gaura (Gaura coccinea) a good plant for a small xeric garden? How invasive is it?
view the full question and answer

Viewing times for wildflowers from Ouchitas to Austin
November 03, 2006 - I'm a geographer and wildflower enthusiast considering a spring visit to the Austin area and want to find out the best time to view wildflowers and farm crops around Austin and also on the drive from...
view the full question and answer

Wildflowers blooming in northern Wisconsin in July from Iron River WI
March 28, 2010 - What wildflowers are in bloom late July in northern Wisconsin, in the Bayfield and Douglas counties?
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | JOBS | SITEMAP | STAFF INTRANET
© 2016 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center