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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

 

 

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