“10 Plants That Beat the Summer Heat

 

 

 

Portulaca

 

This fleshy plant is known for brilliant flowers in a variety of colors. Generally, blossoms open fully in bright light and close by mid-afternoon in hot weather. Portulaca thrives in high temperatures and intense sunlight and is not fussy about soil.

 

Editors pick: Try Rio portulacas.

 

 

 

Blanket Flower

 

Gaillardia sp.

 

These easygoing summer bloomers feature daisy-like flowers in warm colors—yellow, orange, and red. They thrive on neglect, so put away the watering can and fertilizer. Their blooms make excellent cut flowers.

 

 

 

Verbena

 

The numerous selections of this flower are some of the garden’s most colorful, useful, and easy-to-grow plants. They bloom in late spring, thrive in heat, and tolerate drought.

 

 

 

Zinnia

 

Zinnias are longtime garden favorites for colorful, round flowers. The flexible hot-weather plants don’t gain from being planted early and stand still until weather warms up.

 

 

 

Angelonia Angustifolia

 

This tropical native blooms all summer and loves the heat. The plant displays showy spikes of blue, purple, pink, or white blossoms, and hybrids offer additional color selections. They are excellent as bedding plants or in containers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you have some ideas of what flowers will last through our hot Havasu summers! Contact us if your yard could use some summer love…