Parker County Master Gardener Association's


Saturday, April 8, 2017 8 a.m. - Noon


Native Plants and Grasses, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Annuals, Roses, Shrubs...

Educational presentations on various topics.

Bring plant & gardening questions to “Ask a Master Gardener” table.


Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office

604 N Main Street   Weatherford, Texas

Proceeds help fund horticultural educational and community projects in Parker Co.


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Best Annuals for Parker County

These plants are highly recommended for our drought conditions and highly resistant to most insects and diseases.

Annual: Plant that completes its entire life cycle within one year, and then dies.

Warm Season Annual: Plants that germinate in the spring or early summer and come to maturity in the fall, producing blooms and seeds before the first freeze.

Cool Season Annuals: Plants that germinate in the fall, go dormant during winter, and grow to maturity the following spring, producing blooms and seeds before dying in the summer.

Low Water Requirement: Plants that can survive on rainfall alone, once established. These are our hardiest plants, and watering them too much may actually harm the plant. In general, these plants can survive on rainfall alone; and during drought with no more than one inch of rain every 30 days. When rainfall is absent for an extended period of time, or when it is absent during the hottest days of summer, these plants will benefit from supplemental water.

Drought Tolerant: These plants will perform best with one inch of water once a week (including rain). Once established, these plants are able to survive drought conditions when watering is temporarily restricted.


Purslane, "Large Flowering" Portulaca oleraca

Warm season annual. Grows in full sun. Mature size is 1’x12’. Blooms spring to frost in shades of orange, pink, red, rose, yellow, and white. Grasshopper resistant. Low water requirement.

Spider Plant

Spider Plant Cleome hasslieriana

Warm season annual. Grows in sun to partial shade. Mature size varies up to 5'x 4'. Blooms summer to frost in fragrant shades of pink, purple, rose, and white. Excellent cut flowers. Easily re-seeds. Drought tolerant plant. 3-2015


Sunflower Helianthus annuus

Warm season annual. Grows in full sun. Mature size varies up to 10'x2'. Blooms August to October in shades of bronze, burgundy, mahogany, red, white, and yellow. Some varieties freely re-seed. Low water requirement.

Treasure Flower

Treasure Flower Gazania repens

Cool season annual. Grows in full sun. Mature size is 10"x8". Blooms fall to early spring in shades of orange, pink, red, white, and yellow combinations. Flowers have flashy stripes and color combinations. Low water requirement.

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