This EcoMap was provided by Texas Native Seed Project in Texas A&M Kingsville.
An ecoregion is an area of land that is similar in habitat, geology, soil, and vegetation. Ecoregions are large, general groupings and there can be some variety within the region. As far as finding the right seed for your project, however, this is a great place to begin. The Texas Native seed species have the regions that they perform best in listed in the region section.
Believe it or not, Spring isn’t always the answer, although it is frequently one of the answers. Plants are broadly categorized into two categories, warm season and cool season, that denote whether they grow best when the temperatures are warm/hot, or when the temperatures are cool/moderate.
Warm season loosely refers to the spring and summer. Typically, warm season plants are planted in from March to June and August to October. These plants are not frost tolerant and will either have slow growth or stop all together during cool/cold weather.
Cool season loosely refers to the fall and winter. Typically, cool season plants are planted between September 15 to December 31. These plants are frost tolerant or tolerant of cool temperatures, which means they prefer to grow when the temperatures are moderate to cool.