What are my options for winter flowers & color?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bluelude1, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Bluelude1

    Bluelude1 LawnSite Member
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    I am located in zone 7 (Dallas,TX) and was wondering what my options for winter flowers & color are? I know that pansies are pretty standard for winter color, kale, & cabbage are also used. I was wondering if there anything I am missing? I would really like to find something that is available in a pink color.

    BTW - Sorry if i miss typed something its getting late
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Pansies, kale and cabbages, sedums. Not a fan of mums.... they bloom for a month and kaput.
  4. Bluelude1

    Bluelude1 LawnSite Member
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    Ya, I have to agree with you mums look great when they are in full bloom, but if you are maintaining large areas and using them is hard to get alot of bang for your buck.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even though I try not to use them too much (only because they are extremely popular and everyone requests them), but perennial grasses can help in the winter.

    Even though they are dead the seed heads and old foliage look good in the winter.

    I know it's not exactly color, but you at least get some sort of look out of them, and some of them actually look better to me in the winter.
  6. NC Greenscaper

    NC Greenscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    Snap dragons
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    Geraniums should be a good bulletproof choice for you. I would also think
    • Petunias
    • Dianthus
    • Blue salvias
    • Allisum
    • Lobillia
    • Stock
    • Colengulas
    • Violas
    • Primrose
    Those are the basics There are more but they are harder to find and more difficult to maintain.
  8. Springmeadows

    Springmeadows LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    NC Greenskeeper said it... snapdragons. Lots of color options with those. There are a couple sedums that will turn pinkish, too.

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