Best Winter Flowers for North Texas

red and white dianthus

As temperatures in North Texas drop below freezing, many gardeners may wonder what kinds of flowers they can plant for their winter garden. A wide variety of winter flowers can tolerate the colder temperatures of North Texas, adding a beautiful and fragrant pop of color to any winter landscape.

In the following blog post, we will outline the best winter flowers that can be planted in North Texas. From dainty, bell-shaped blooms to hardy garden classics, there is a winter flower for every North Texas garden. So bundle up, grab your garden gloves, and get ready to create a winter wonderland with these beautiful blooms.

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Best Winter Flowers for North Texas

  • Pansies and violas
  • Dianthus
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Dusty Miller
  • Ornamental cabbage and kale
  • Snapdragons
  • Chrysanthemums
pansy flowers
Mixed pansies.

Pansies and violas

Pansies and violas are the most striking and fine-looking winter flowers in North Texas. Their huge array of solid and mixed colors like blue, yellow, lavender and purple can brighten up any landscape, or even a window sill.

These flowers require very little maintenance. You just need to water them regularly, and they will thrive in the cold weather. So if you are interested for a low-maintenance winter flower, pansies and violas are worth considering.


red and white dianthus
Dianthus flowers.

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). Dianthus are known as pinks, carnations, and sweet William.

The flowers usually have 5 petals with a white center or yellowish-green color. The corolla opens at night to reveal its beauty for the morning sun’s rays to kiss upon it again.

white and purple sweet alyssum
Sweet Alyssum flowers.

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum is another winter flower you can grow in North Texas. This little flower is technically a perennial, often grown annually.

Sweet alyssum grows in small clusters and its delicate blooms come in shades of white, pink, and purple. These pretty flowers are great for adding color to your winter garden and make lovely cut flowers too. It is perfect for small spaces like patios and large ones like front porches (or even inside).

Planting trees and bushes goes hand in hand with planting flowers. Call JC’s Landscaping today for more information about planting trees and bushes. 

Dusty Miller

dusty miller
Dusty Miller

Next on our list of the best winter flowers for North Texas gardens is dusty miller. This showy flower offers loads of impact with minimal effort. It has delicate, fern-like foliage interspersed with beautiful, yellow daisy-like flowers that bloom in winter and can persist until spring.

To grow dusty miller, you will need to provide it with bright sunlight but partial shade, as it is sensitive to too much direct sunlight and heat. Plant it in well-draining soil, and make sure to water regularly.

ornamental kale
Ornamental Kale

Ornamental cabbage and kale

Ornamental cabbage and kale are great options for North Texas gardens that need a bit of winter sparkle. Not only are they some of the most colorful winter plants, but they are also extremely hardy and can survive even the coldest winter days.

Cabbage and kale plants come in various colors, from deep purple to creamy white. And they are easy to take care of.  You just need an occasional light pruning and feeding with a liquid fertilizer every so often. They also work well as flowering borders or accents around your winter garden.

And if you are feeling daring, you can even try your hand at growing them indoors. Since Ornamental cabbages and kales thrive in cool temperatures, putting them in a bright spot near the window should do the trick. Just be sure to check them regularly for snails and slugs, as these plants attract more pests than other winter flowers.


red, yellow, white snapdragons
Snapdragon flowers.

The snapdragon is one of the best winter flowers in North Texas. These beauties are tender perennials, which means they will come back year after year. They are available in various shades too, so you can find the perfect color to match your garden.

And the best part is that Snapdragons usually reseed themselves, so you don’t have to worry about replanting them yearly. They will come up on their own and brighten up your winter garden.

yellow chrysanthemum


Chrysanthemums make a bold statement of color and texture in winter gardens, so they are worth considering as a winter flower option. These flowers come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, so you can mix things up and get creative with them.

In North Texas, these flowers do best during cool winters when temperatures average around 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. When grown in full sun, these beauties will reward you with plenty of vibrant blossoms from late fall through early spring. Just be sure to provide them with lots of water during periods of drought.

When looking for chrysanthemums, look for varieties that can tolerate cooler temperatures such as the Pompon Chrysanthemum or the Daisy Chrysanthemum. You could also consider the hardy Shasta Daisy variety that is great for North Texas gardens since it is more resilient to sometimes unpredictable climate conditions.

Wrapping Up

You can enjoy a beautiful, colorful garden this winter with the right preparation and care. From vibrant pansies and violas to romantic chrysanthemums, sweet alyssums and striking snapdragons, plenty of winter flowers can thrive in North Texas. Pick the ones you love and enjoy their beauty, color and fragrance all winter.

Interested in seasonal planting for your property? Contact JC’s Landscaping today! We plant flowers as part of our landscaping installation service.

Are you looking to add some beautiful flowers to your property? Look no further! We offer a variety of annual and fall flowers perfect for any North Texas landscape. Whether you are looking for a bold pop of color, or something more subtle, we are sure to have the right flower for you. Our experienced team can advise and guide on which flower would best suit your needs and preferences. So don’t wait any longer – contact us today if you want to see these wonderful flowers on your property!

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