10 No-Effort Plants for a Fool-Proof Landscape |TEXAS RANGER The vibrant lavender, purple, and magenta blooms of a Texas Ranger may look like they take some work to care for—but we won't tell the neighbors your secret. These hardy plants are built to survive on little water, so all you need to do is plant it in full sunlight and water during the summers or in times of drought.
Small but mighty, this Texas native thrives in high heat and poor soil. It is the perfect plant for hot and dry areas . Its daisy-shape blooms unfurl almost year-round. It has a mounding habit and offers evergreen, needle-like leaves. While it is a shrub, many gardeners treat it like a perennial. Go ahead and plant it near walls, driveways, and other areas where reflective heat is intense. Damianita will bloom through it all. Like many Southwest natives, it demands well-drained soil.
The types of plants found in Texas vary widely from one region to the next. This is due to the amount and frequency of rainfall, diversity of soils, and the number of frost-free days. From the forests of East Texas to the deserts of West Texas, from the grassy plains of North Texas to the semi-arid brushlands of South Texas, plant species change continuously.