In the spring, the nurseries fill with plants, all needing good homes. But perennials planted in the spring must develop an entirely new root system, plus adjust to life outside the greenhouse or nursery. Planting perennials in the fall makes a lot of sense. If you plant your plants at least six weeks before the first freeze is likely to occur, you’ll give them a chance to conserve their foliage and flower development in favor of root growth. If the roots are there, the plant will be there.
Click the photos below to learn about water-wise plants the Lubbock Master Gardeners Association recommends for our area. Comparative information included for each recommendation includes information about each plant and a link to Texas A&M website for further information.