Heat Lovers

Summer can be hard, on even the best plants. But there are a group of flowers that actually thrive in hot, dry conditions. Check your garden. When some plants wither and dry up in the summer months, don't be afraid to dig up or pull out spent plants and replace them. Try these heat lovers for best success.

  • Zinnia
  • Verbena
  • Petunia
  • Portulaca
  • Marigold

Also, many perennials have deep roots and can tolerate hot dry weather. Try these:

  • Butterfly Weed
  • Coreopsis
  • Gaillardia
  • Liatris
  • Daylilies
  • Achillea
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Sedum
  • Heliopsis
  • Echinacea
  • Butterfly Bush