From:palestine, TX Region: Southwest Topic: Wildflowers Title: Wildflower seeds planted in May for summer in Fairfield, TX Answered by: Nan Hampton
Are there any wildflower seeds which can be planted in May for the summer? I have planted a wildgrass seed mixture I purchased from Turner Seed Company and planted it today (5-2-05). It was supposed to have Illinois bundle flower in it. Is there anything else I can plant at this time? The property I am planting is near Fairfield, Texas and only gets rainwater or when I water with a hose--no sprinkler system. Thanks.
Our horticulture experts here at the Wildflower Center suggested the following:
1) Coreopsis. There are several species that would work, for example, C. basalis, C. lanceolata, C. tinctoria.
Bluebonnets to bloom in September in Harlingen, TX April 30, 2008 - How can I get bluebonnets to bloom in the first week of September? I need them for my daughter's wedding! We live in Harlingen. Thank you. view the full question and answer
Culture of Indian paintbrush December 16, 2007 - I have never tried to plant the Indian Paintbrush flower before, and I'm not sure what the culture is besides what's on the LBJ Wildflower center website. Are there any tricks for getting a good sh... view the full question and answer
Weed killer and bluebonnets in Angleton, TX March 18, 2010 - Is there a way to weed my yard with weed killer and not harm my bluebonnets? view the full question and answer
Mixed wildflower seeds in pots in Houston March 02, 2010 - Hello - I live in Houston, TX and was recently given a few seed packets of mixed wildflowers. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment and I'm limited to a large balcony with a container garden. The ba... view the full question and answer
Need suggestions for plants for a bird/small wildlife refuge in Wichita Co, TX. August 26, 2011 - With our continuing drought in North Texas, I'm planning to transform my small backyard into a bird/small wildlife "refuge". What types of native plants and grasses can I plant in dry, hot Wichita ... view the full question and answer