TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
June 11, 2005
- A wide variety of hot weather-loving plants for summer color can be transplanted now such as salvia, purslane, copper plant, firespike, lantana and firebush.
- It is also a good time to start summer annuals such as cockscomb, cosmos, marigolds, periwinkles, and zinnias from seed.
- Container-grown tree and shrubs can be selected and planted, but be certain to maintain adequate moisture in the root zone to avoid injury or death during summer’s heat and dry weather.
- Vegetables to plant now will include black-eyed peas, okra, sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, New Zealand spinach and squash.