From:Houston, TX Region: Southwest Topic: Shade Tolerant Title: Native plants for shady small spaces in Houston, TX Answered by: Nan Hampton
What are the best plants and flowers to plant in small spaces in an urban area in Houston, Texas? I have several flower beds that are 3 foot wide and 10-12 foot long that get half day sun. The areas would be watered every other day for 5 to 10 minutes.
Here are suggestions for native plants that will do well in small spaces in partial shade in the Houston area. These are commercially available and should provide blooms in a variety of colors from early spring till late fall. They are all perennials or annuals that reseed themselves.
Non-Poisonous, Shade Tolerant Vine for Austin February 01, 2011 - Hello,
I live in northwest Austin and have a very shady wood fence I would like to cover and was thinking about a vine. I have a toddler and a dog so anything poisonous is out of the question. I woul... view the full question and answer
Native turkscap failing to thrive in Shiro TX March 19, 2013 - Dear Mr. Smarty Plants,
Two years ago I transplanted several native (not cultivars) Drummond's turkscaps in the proximity of water oaks in the front yard. All get shade and some sun. They seemed to ... view the full question and answer
Shrub for shade in Austin, Texas. March 27, 2009 - Live in Austin, Texas and need to plant a shrub or plant that will grow well in little to no sun. Can grow 4 feet in height view the full question and answer
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