Perennials are plants that usually have a long flowering season when it’s warm, like from spring to fall. They require some upkeep, but it’s not as bad as you think. During the winter, the plants will freeze, so prune them down in January so they can bloom again by summertime. It’s their life cycle. Once you have one of these, you don’t need to replace them. These are also fertilizer plants, meaning you add the fertilizer in the spring and fall.
One of the best flowering plants for this area is the Salvia Greggii (as it really started the whole xeriscape movement). The plants are all drought-tolerant, deer resistant, and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They have really long blooming seasons, as they will bloom all spring and fall most of the time. You can find every color under the rainbow with these plants, like red, pink, purple, orange, and white.
“Ten out of 10 would recommend the salvia for San Antonio,” Kirby said.
It’s also only $7.99.