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Five Texas Native Plants Perfect for Your Deck Garden

Texas is a land of diverse landscapes and natural beauty, and what better way to celebrate this than by creating a deck garden with native Texan plants? At Texas Deck Company, we understand the importance of embracing our local flora, and we’re here to guide you on selecting the perfect native plants to transform your deck into a vibrant, Texas-themed oasis.

Native plants are not only beautiful but also well-suited to Texas’ climate and soil conditions. They require less water, are more resistant to pests and diseases, and provide essential food and shelter for local wildlife.

Five Texas Natives for Your Deck Garden

Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis)

The iconic Texas Bluebonnet adds a splash of blue to your deck garden in the spring. These hardy perennials thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, making them perfect for Texas decks.

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-Eyed Susans are a vibrant addition to any Texan deck. Their bright yellow petals with dark centers bloom from late spring to early fall and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Texas Lantana (Lantana urticoides)

Texas Lantana is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant with clusters of colorful flowers. Its vibrant hues will bring a burst of Texas sunshine to your deck.

Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera)

Known for its distinctive shape, the Mexican Hat plant is a tough Texan native. Its unique red and yellow blooms resemble a sombrero, adding character to your deck.

Texas Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)

Texas Red Yucca is a hardy succulent with tall flower spikes that attract hummingbirds. Its low water requirements make it ideal for Texan deck gardens.

Planting and Caring for Your Native Deck Garden

We’ll provide tips on planting your native plants, ensuring they receive proper sunlight and watering. Native plants generally require less maintenance, but we’ll cover essential care guidelines.


Are native plants better for Texas decks than non-native plants?

Yes, native plants are well-adapted to Texas’ climate and require less water and maintenance than non-native plants.

Do native plants require less maintenance?

Generally, yes. Native plants are adapted to local conditions, making them hardier and more self-sufficient.

Can I attract wildlife with native plants on my deck?

Absolutely. Many native plants attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, adding life and biodiversity to your deck garden.

Are native plants drought-tolerant?

Many native plants are drought-tolerant, making them a smart choice for conserving water in Texas.

Where can I find native Texan plants for my deck garden?

Local nurseries and garden centers often carry native plants. You can also seek advice from organizations dedicated to native plant conservation in Texas.

Creating a deck garden with native Texan plants is not only a beautiful way to showcase our state’s natural heritage but also a sustainable and low-maintenance choice. Let your deck become a haven for native flora and fauna, a true celebration of Texas’ unique beauty.

For more information on creating your own native Texan deck garden, visit Texas Deck Company or call us at (214) 427-8364.