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List of Texas Annual Flowers

By Tarah Damask ; Updated September 21, 2017
Pansies are well-suited annuals for Texas climate.

When preparing a list of Texas annual flowers for your garden, it is important to remain mindful of the stressful environment Texas provides for annuals. For healthy, colorful additions to your gardening space, maintain annuals according to your state's requirements. Pay close attention to soil; use a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 in approximately 6-inch raised beds to prevent water-logging during rainfall.

Pansies

Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) are widely planted in Texas during the fall season for use as a spring flowering annual. Thriving in full sun, pansies are hardy annual plants that grow to a height of 10 inches and a width of 15 inches, according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Pansies display flowers in the following single, bi- and tri-colors: near black, blue, mahogany, purple, lavender, red, pink, orange, peach, cream and white, explains the Texas AgriLife Extension. Plant in late September through October for spring bloom.

Snapdragons

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) are widely planted in Texas during the fall season for use as a spring flowering annual. Thriving in full sun, snapdragons come in many varieties and grow to a height of 6 to 36 inches and a width of 2 to 24 inches, explains the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Snapdragons display erect, tube-like flowers with several blossoms per stem in the following single and bicolors: tints and shades of pink, red, purple, yellow, orange and white, according to the Texas AgriLife Extension. Plant in late September through October for spring bloom.

Periwinkles

Periwinkles (Vinca) are widely planted in Texas during the spring season for use as a summer flowering annual. Thriving in full sun, periwinkles are annual plants with high heat tolerance that grow to a height and width of 12 to 24 inches, according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Periwinkles display white or pink-purple flowers and thrive well in the Texas climate, asserts the Texas AgriLife Extension. Plant in late February through June for summer bloom.

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritime) are widely planted in Texas during the spring season for use as a summer flowering annual. Thriving in full sun, sweet alyssums are fragrant plants with frost tolerance that grow to a height of 4 to 8 inches and a spread width of 12 to 24 inches, according to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Sweet alyssums display abundant white flowers. Plant in late February through June for summer bloom.

 

About the Author

 

Tarah Damask's writing career began in 2003 and includes experience as a fashion writer/editor for Neiman Marcus, short fiction publications in "North Texas Review," a self-published novel, band biographies, charter school curriculum and articles for various websites. Damask holds a Master of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Texas.