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Top 10 Heat-Tolerant Flowers

By GrowJoy
Photographs courtesy of GrowJoy

If you live in a hot and dry climate, finding flowers that can withstand the heat can be a challenge. But fear not! There are plenty of beautiful and heat-tolerant flowers that will thrive in your garden. From drought-resistant succulents to colorful annuals and perennials, there’s something for every garden style. And this list of the top 10 heat-tolerant flowers is the perfect place to start.

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Amaranth is a heat-tolerant plant that produces small, colorful flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Amaranth is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10-11, where it is hardy.

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Black-eyed Susans produce bright yellow or orange petals atop thick, hairy stems that protect them from the harsh effects of hot temperatures. Black-eyed Susans are hardy in zones 4-9.

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Giant hyssop, or hummingbird mint, is a heat-resistant plant that produces clusters of small, colorful flowers and needs a sunny site. Giant hyssop is hardy in zones 4-8.

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Mexican sunflower is an annual plant with colorful, daisy-like flowers that is known for its ability to tolerate heat and dry conditions. Mexican sunflower is primarily grown as an annual, except in zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

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Penstemon is a drought-tolerant perennial that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing tall spikes of colorful flowers. Penstemon is hardy in zones 3-9.

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Pentas, also known as “starflower,” is a tropical plant that likes it hot and sunny, producing clusters of colorful flowers. Pentas is primarily grown as an annual, except in zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

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Portulaca is a low-growing, drought-tolerant plant with colorful, succulent-like leaves and bright, showy flowers that can add a bold, colorful touch to a garden. Portulaca is primarily grown as an annual, except in zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

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Spurge is a heat-resistant plant with bright green leaves and small, colorful flowers. Spurges are hardy in zones 3-9.

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Stonecrop is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in the heat and sun, making it a great choice for containers. Stonecrop is hardy in zones 3-9.

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Yarrow is a drought-tolerant plant that prefers hot and sunny conditions, producing clusters of small, daisy-like flowers. Yarrow is hardy in zones 3-9.

Overall, there are many heat-tolerant flowers that can bring beauty and vibrancy to your garden, even in hot and dry climates. Whether you prefer drought-resistant succulents or colorful annuals and perennials, there are plenty of options to choose from. So don’t let the heat hold you back from creating a stunning garden – try incorporating some of these top 10 heat-tolerant flowers into your landscape and watch them thrive.

 


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