Hibiscus are easy to grow, attract butterflies, and are available in amazing colors. I bought this one early this summer just because I love the color.
Plumerias or frangipani are native to Central and South America, the Caribbean and Pacific islands, and are grown in Hawaii for making leis. The flowers are the most fragrant at night.
Buddleia or butterfly bush, as the name indicates, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. This is my first year to grow it, but it's been growing quickly and blooming all summer.
Milkweed is not the prettiest flower, but it does attract Monarch butterflies. This is the only plant Monarch caterpillars will eat.
Esperanza or yellow bells is native to Texas. I first noticed it growing in San Antonio where is flourishes in the heat. It is drought resistant and grows extremely fast.
Plumbago, with it's blue flowers, is another heat-loving plant perfect for Texas. It can get kind of leggy and spread out, but all it takes is a quick pruning to get it back in shape.
Petunias are great as a ground cover and in hanging baskets and are available in a wide variety of colors. They are prolific bloomers and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
How is your garden fairing this summer? I'd love to hear about the flowers you grow.