15 heat-resistant plants for your summer garden
With rising temperatures and frequent heat waves, heat-resistant plants are also in increasing demand in this country. In principle, they are also easy to care for and robust. Even hobby gardeners without a lot of experience can handle it without any problems. Today we would like to introduce you to 15 of our favorites, which enrich your garden visually and haptically with their magnificent flowers and beautiful leaf structure. Some of these are annuals and others are perennials. You can choose those that suit you the most. Of course, in most cases it is also worth trying a colorful combination of several plants that can tolerate a lot of heat.
The sedum plant, also known as sedum, is an almost indestructible perennial. She manages to defy drought and disease fairly easily. Sedums are very low maintenance and essentially bulletproof flowers that come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors. They can bloom in summer or fall.
Our favorite variety “Autumn Joy”, for example, flowers in late summer.
Penstemon (Penstemon) is a hardy perennial that is fairly drought tolerant and successfully survives harsh, hot weather. It is a magnet for bees, bumblebees and butterflies, so it is often planted near non-self-pollinating plants.
These heat-loving flowers bloom frequently and easily. Zinnias are hot climate plants that thrive easily in the nagging heat of summer days. They are one of the easiest flowers to care for and come in a wide variety of colors. You can start no-till indoors immediately after the last spring frost or 2-4 weeks before.
Petunias are a popular representative of potted flowers. However, these can also be grown as marginal flowers in flower beds. You can find petunias in just about every color imaginable, so you can always find something that complements your desired look. We love the softly tipped purple and white blossoms!
Marigolds (tagetes) are another example when it comes to heat-resistant plants. They thrive best in full sun with plenty of airflow. They are able to live in dry conditions and repel a variety of unwanted pests. This orange or yellow beauty can withstand very hot summers. Tagetes come in short, medium, and tall sizes, so be mindful of which ones you want when shopping.
#6 The little periwinkle
Lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor) is one of the most heat tolerant annuals. They can survive in the heat and bloom all summer long. It makes an excellent groundcover as it can grow in both shade and sun.
#7 Bulbous milkweed
This remarkable perennial thrives when temperatures rise during the summer months and does well in floral arrangements. But it can also grow rampant and take over your flower bed. So make sure you plant her in an area where it’s okay for her to take over.
Lantanas are amazing annuals that even like it extremely hot. They prefer moist, well-drained soil, but can withstand drought conditions as well. This perennial is common in vegetable gardens that need pollination. Because lantanas are irresistible to butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
A bit reminiscent of a cactus, purslanes are one of the best ways to add color to an extremely hot area. As heat hardy plants, they are easy to find at any garden center and come in a variety of colors.
This pretty perennial makes a great cut flower for bouquets and attracts plenty of pollinators. Blaster (Liatris) is extremely hardy in hot weather and needs full sunlight to flower most profusely. You are welcome to stage Liatris both as a unique, medium-sized perennial in the flower bed and as a spike-shaped solitary plant.
These hardy perennials can withstand the heat just as well. They can grow up to 80cm tall and come in a range of colors including rosy pink, deep lavender and bright blue. Its spiky flowers are real pollinator magnets and sometimes thrive in full sun. Not for nothing is sage one of the most popular Mediterranean medicinal plants and a great example of heat-resistant plants.
Yarrow is the perfect perennial for an area with extreme heat and poor soil. Once cultivated, she is virtually indestructible. The plant has a hard stem and characteristic flat flowers of white, yellow or pink. In medicine, it is used for many ailments and is highly valued.
Sempervivum is a tried and tested perennial that can survive both -20 degree winter temperatures and intense heat. It can be planted right next to the house, especially if it faces south. The lush green leaves look like a fluffy carpet and in summer the tall flower stalks, which can bloom in white, pink, yellow or even crimson, reveal themselves.
If you need heat-hardy plants, you just can’t go past this true sun-worshipper. She’s a unbeatable perennial when it comes to hot weather, as she can produce single, double, or triple blooms during the hot months. It also attracts many butterflies and birds. The coneflower is extremely easy to care for and resistant to both heat and drought.
Verbena is another heat-loving and drought-tolerant flower that blooms from late spring to early fall. It can grow anywhere. Both popular pot flowers and ground cover are assigned. Plucking the flowers in late summer allows for another bloom in the fall.
As you could see here, heat-resistant plants are very versatile and can be found in many variants. Now it’s up to you which of these you want to choose for your garden. Continue to seek advice from experienced staff when buying from a garden center. Have fun and good luck!
Thistles are also good for your flower beds in the heat
Conjure up pretty color combinations!
Heat-resistant plants are also a perfect choice for edging beds