Drought Resistant Plants for Your Custom HomeBy
Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country are attractive to folks for multiple reasons. Austin has one of the strongest economies in the nation. It keeps that small town feel despite its urban environment. As you go west, the Hill Country remains virtually untouched preserving its natural beauty and when you build your luxury custom home in the Hill Country of Central Texas, you’ll want to preserve the region’s natural beauty as best you can. We can help you accomplish that by recommending plants for your landscaping that are native to the area. Not only are these plants pretty, but they are drought resistant, too, requiring less water to maintain them.
Here is a list and descriptions of some beautiful, drought resistant plants for your Texas Hill Country custom home:
Zexmenia is a perennial with yellow flowers resembling a daisy, and a long booming period, usually from May to October. It’s very drought tolerant once established. It grows best in full sun in a well drained location. Deer may leave this plant alone, too.
Nandina survives well in Texas because it’s tough and versatile. This China native can range from 12” to 8’ tall, and has white flowers in the spring, lacy, bamboo-like foliage, and red berries to match its fall colors.
Salvia x Superba, also known as meadow sage, is an evergreen with low, purple-blue spires that appear all year long. It’s very capable of blooming when harsh weather conditions prevent other plants from doing so.
Jerusalem sage is a native to the Mediterranean where it adapted to cool and damp winters and hot and dry summers. It has yellow blooms and occasionally you will get a few pink ones too. The foliage is green and crinkly, and grows about 2’ in diameter.
Consistently, Austin ranks as one of the greenest cities in America. You can contribute to Austin’s green efforts by having your luxury custom home builder plant drought resistant plants in the flower beds of your custom home. It’s no secret that water consumption in Austin needs to be cut back, as Lake Travis is currently 41ft below full pool level. When you use the drought resistant plants in the landscaping of your custom home, you are adding to the exterior beauty of your home, while doing your part to help Austin cut back on its water consumption.