June Blooming Perennials

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 Canna lilies in the center, yellow day lilies and wandering Jew on each end.  Dusty Miller returns in Texas and acts as a perennial (usually, the silver plant).
Canna Lillies and Day Lillies Early June Texas
 Day lilies and canna lilies, Mealy Blue Sage, shrub roses, Maiden Grass and Wandering Jew.
Persian Shield with barberry and Japanese Maple.

Persian Shield with barberry and Japanese Maple.

Japanese Maple and Cone Flower Perennials

Japanese Maple and Cone Flower Perennials

Texas Perennials

Texas Perennials

Oxalis Articulata or Pink Wood Sorrel

Oxalis Articulata or Pink Wood Sorrel.  This is an old fashioned perennial but I love it.

Read more about plants and perennials that thrived in Texas gardens of the 1920’s to the 1950’s here …
Thyme a Perennial for Container Gardening
Thyme. Perennials in containers in Texas landscape design.
Thyme perennial. Container Garden in Dallas Landscape Design. "Rule of Three."
Agave. Perennials in containers in Texas landscape design.
Agave. Perennials in containers in Texas landscape design.
Read more about agaves and yuccas in Texas landscape design here …
 
 You can see the Lantana spread as the season progresses.

Lilies and Wood Fern will come back. You can dig up your caladium bulbs and replant them.

Lilies and Wood Fern will come back. You can dig up your caladium bulbs and replant them.

Shade Perennial Garden
The blue flower is Agapanthus (African lily) which are summer-flowering perennial plants, grown for their showy flowers, commonly in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink.  Agapanthus comes from the Greek word, “love.”
Fern Border Shade Perennial Garden
 Professional landscapers “layer”.  Here you see two rows of shrubs, the fern and annuals.  Layering generally requires little more effort once the layers are established, other than trimming the shrub hedges roughly once a month for six months.  The water and fertilizer requirements are the same.
Fern Border. Shade Perennial Garden.
Agave, there are over 150 kinds!
Hostas June Shade Garden Perennial.
Hostas, good combination with ferns for shade garden perennials.  See ferns in Texas.  In the background is spreading yew, the dark green shrub and variegated pittosporum.  These are my two favorite shrubs.  They work well with hostas.

French Hydrangea

Hydrangeas and fern, classic shade garden perennial combination.  Read more on French Hydrangeas Here.  French Hydrangeas begin blooming almost exactly when Oak Leaf Hydrangeas begin to fade.
Pink Hydrangea with pink geraniums.

Mophead or French Hydrangea blooms just before Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Pink Mophead Hydrangea

French Hydrangeas and Wood Fern

Mophead or French Hydrangea blooms just before Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Rudbekia

Rudbekia
Rudbekia

Texas Lavender Vitex Tree / Shrub

June Texas Perennial Gardening
Texas Lavender Vitex Read more here …
June Blooming Perennials in Texas
Russian Sage, the feathery blue plant above blooms with the Texas Vitex Tree.  This is a good combination.
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Texas Lilac Vitex Tree – A Texas Superstar!  TREAT THIS TREE LIKE A PERENNIAL.  Cut it down in the fall and it will come back six feet the next year.  I know, that’s hard but that’s the way it is!!!  Above, the large ‘bush’  in the background is a Texas Lilac Vitex Tree.  Before it is Mealy Blue Sage.  The orange and yellow plant, lantana, also comes in yellow and pink – which might work better.  This is a perennial.  To have a Vitex Tree rebloom you must cut off the former blooms.  Cutting it back helps to reach to top blooms.

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