As the Texas summer sun blazes down, finding the right plants that can withstand the heat while adding vibrant color to your garden becomes essential. At The Arbor Gate in Tomball, TX, we have an exciting selection of summer plant arrivals that are perfect for this sizzling weather. Join Beverly Welch as she takes you on a tour of these heat-loving beauties in our latest video.

Thryallis ‘Showers of Gold’

One of our standout summer plants is the Thryallis ‘Showers of Gold.’ This hardy, drought-resistant plant is a true survivor, blooming prolifically without the need for deadheading. It’s perfect for adding bright yellow color to your garden and is an excellent nectar plant for pollinators.


If you’re looking for dramatic foliage, the Iresine is a must-have. With its bright yellow and burgundy colors, it’s ideal as a spiller for containers or to cover bare spots in your garden. Though tender, it’s a perennial that will bring bold color to your landscape.

Carex Grasses

Carex grasses are fantastic for adding texture and movement to your garden. These evergreen grasses are low-maintenance and perfect for creating a dynamic visual appeal in your outdoor space.


A summer staple, Vinca is a no-brainer for Texas gardens. It thrives in pots, baskets, and garden beds, providing continuous color without the need for deadheading. Just be careful not to overwater it.

Dipladenias and Mandevillas

These flowering plants are available in both mounding and climbing varieties, making them versatile for different garden needs. Whether you train them up a trellis or let them cascade from a basket, they add stunning color to any setting.


Known for its vibrant blooms, Bougainvillea is also a great nectar plant for butterflies. Its bold flowers and hardy nature make it a fantastic addition to any summer garden.

Duranta ‘Sweet Memories’

This plant’s purple flowers with white edges are a real showstopper. It can grow 4 to 6 feet tall in one season and blooms all summer long, making it a great choice for adding height and color to your garden.

Roses (e.g., Julia Child)

Roses are a timeless addition to any garden. The Julia Child variety is particularly hardy and holds its yellow color well even in high temperatures, without succumbing to black spot.

Lantana Varieties (‘Fruity Pebbles’ and ‘Skittles’)

Lantanas are perfect for Texas gardens, providing continuous blooms and vibrant variegated foliage. The ‘Fruity Pebbles’ and ‘Skittles’ varieties are especially colorful and fun, making them great for involving kids in gardening.

Lime Sizzler Camellias

These semi-dwarf plants have beautiful variegated foliage and are perfect for adding consistent color to your garden. They’re also attractive to pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds.


Caladiums come in a variety of colors suitable for both sun and shade. They’re perfect fillers for containers, adding a splash of vibrant color to any garden setup.

Vinca ‘Soiree’

This newer variety of Vinca forms a beautiful mound, available in pink, apricot, and white. It’s a great low-growing option for both containers and garden beds.

Texas Sage

Texas Sage is an evergreen that blooms when it rains, making it ideal for hot, dry spots in your garden. It’s also deer-resistant, which is a big plus for many gardeners.

Sunbelievable Helianthus

For sunflower lovers, this plant is a dream come true. It can produce up to 1,000 blooms in a season and requires no deadheading, making it a low-maintenance yet high-impact addition to your garden.

Salvias (Nemorosas)

These low-growing salvias bloom all summer and are great for adding a ground cover effect. They come in a variety of colors, including blues, purples, pinks, and whites, and are excellent for attracting butterflies.


Crossandra is a tough, colorful bloomer that can grow in various conditions, from full sun to partial shade. It’s versatile and reliable, making it a great addition to any garden.


A native plant that’s very deer-resistant, Zexmenia produces yellow daisy-like flowers all summer long. It’s perfect for low-maintenance gardens, providing consistent color with minimal care.

Visit The Arbor Gate

At The Arbor Gate, we pride ourselves on offering plants that thrive in our local climate. These summer arrivals are sure to add vibrant color and life to your garden, even in the hottest months. Visit us at:

15635 Farm to Market 2920, Tomball, TX 77377
(281) 351-8851

We look forward to helping you create a beautiful, heat-tolerant garden that you can enjoy all summer long. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more gardening tips and updates!