Native San Antonio Plants for your Home Garden

Native San Antonio Plants for your Home Garden

Native San Antonio Plants for your Home Garden

July 26, 2021

Planting a garden is a great way to give your home some curb appeal. Whether you're looking to spruce up your older home or bring a touch of individuality to the one you just purchased, investing in landscaping is a simple and fun way to give your house a facelift. There are also plenty of native plants in the San Antonio area that are low-maintenance, beautiful, and a boon to the natural environment. Check out Ben & Annie’s list of plants that will thrive in your San Antonio garden.

Blackfoot Daisy

It resists disease, pests, extreme heat, and is known for its ability to withstand droughts. You can recognize the Blackfoot Daisy by the small white flowers with vibrant yellow centers that bloom throughout the spring and summer months. These would look great growing in a planter in your front porch or backyard. An extra bonus: local pollinators like birds and butterflies are attracted to these flowers.

American Beautyberry

The American Beautyberry is an open-habitat, native shrub of the Southern United States. With their large clusters of purple berries, these are often grown as a decorative feature in gardens and yards. Contrary to popular belief, the vibrant berries are not toxic; they can even be used to make jelly spread.


The beloved Bluebonnets are a Texan staple that arrives every spring. You can welcome these delicate native flowers into your garden by planting them in any area that needs extra ground cover. As a general rule, they do not need to be fertilized. Bluebonnets in bloom will add a beautiful indigo hue to your yard. These brilliant flowers are a must for every proud Texan’s garden.

Autumn Sage

The Autumn Sage is a perennial plant native to Southwest Texas. The flowers on them are sweet, a hummingbird magnet, and add a pop of color to any garden. The two-lipped flowers are usually red, though they can range from shades of purple, yellow, pink, violet, or white. This native wildflower adapts to a variety of soil types and only needs adequate drainage to thrive.

Crepe Myrtle

The Crepe Myrtle is a well-loved staple in the San Antonio area. Known for their beautiful red blooms, these gorgeous trees are easy to spot thanks to their vibrant color and will please the eye all year long. Once you plant a Crepe Myrtle, be ready for plenty of birds to visit.

Texas Wisteria

The Texas Wisteria grows along East and Southeast Texas, in part shade to full sun. It’s a wonderfully beautiful tree with fragrant flowers that appear after it has leafed out. It blooms lilac buds in the spring and summer months and can grow up to 30 feet.  

There’s a wide variety of native San Antonio plants to choose from when planting your garden, and whether you plant them yourself or hire a service to get the job done, you’ll be pleased with the results. You’ll find that San Antonio’s native plants offer a multitude of different colors, textures, and sizes to create a unique garden that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

For more information on the best types of plants for your home, or to support the mission of Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, contact us via online form or give us a call at (210) 670-5297.