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10 Best Heat-Tolerant Flowers to Plant Now

Renee Valdes
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Plant show stopping color with heat-tolerant flowers like zinnias ll The Home Depot Garden Club

When the heat’s on, plant easygoing flowers that soak up the sun. Heat-tolerant flowers do the work for you so you’re maintaining less often. They can take harsh heat and dry spells, bouncing back easily when watered.

Better yet, add mulch and you’ll cut down on watering, too.

So pour on the heat and check out our low-maintenance must-haves for your hot and sunny garden.

10 Best Heat-Tolerant Flowers to Plant Now

Aster flowers do well in heat l The Home Depot Garden Club

1. Aster

Hardy aster flowers bring a profusion of perennial color to your garden. They can survive harsh heat and cold. To get fuller blooms, pinch back occasionally.


Zinnia in the garden soak up the sun and attract pollinators of all stripes ll  The Home Depot Garden Club

2. Zinnia

Fill your garden with zinnia and the annual blooms will keep the color show going all season long. Sprinkle zinnia seeds or use a pollinator mix and cover with mulch for a garden bed or container filled with gorgeous color that will lure pollinators all summer.


Plant these heat-loving flowers and they'll bloom with summer color ll The Home Depot Garden Club

3. Blazing star

Blazing star, known also as liatris, attracts butterflies with its long spikes. It’s an extremely hardy perennial and deer-resistant. Plant this one for flower bloomers that can take the heat.

Liatris can be planted as blooms in summer or as they become available in spring in the bulb section of your local The Home Depot Garden Center.


Stonecrop sedum is as low-maintenance as plants get ll The Home Depot Garden Club

4. Sedum

Sedum is a spreading perennial that comes in like clockwork year after year. Sedum is a heat-tolerant must-have for sunny spots in the garden. 


Lantana is a heat tolerant flower that attracts butterflies ll The Home Depot Garden Club

5. Lantana 

Popular lantana can take the hottest corner of your garden. Watch these heat-tolerant flowers thrive as the thermometer spikes. Lantana can come back as a perennial in some warmer regions.


Yarrow with clusters of heat tolerant flowers ll The Home Depot Garden Club

6. Yarrow

This feathery perennial is highly adaptable to a variety of conditions. Yarrow is aromatic and brings long-lasting blooms into cooler temperatures.


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7. Veronica (Speedwell)

Veronica brings perennial blooms that can take the heat, as well as the cold. Remove spent blooms for more of them.


Cleome for heat tolerant flower gardens ll The Home Depot Garden Club

8. Cleome

These unusual annual flowers, also called spider flowers, create clouds of color. Plant cleome in clusters and watch the hummingbirds flock to your garden.


Orange coneflower brings bright and cheer heat-tolerant flowers to your garden ll The Home Depot Garden Club

9. Coneflower

Coneflower brings perennial beauty that blooms brightly even on the hottest days of summer. It comes in a variety of colors, including orange, white and pink. These heat-tolerant flowers, known also as echinacea, lure pollinators like magnets.


Marigolds in a garden ll The Home Depot Garden Club

10. Marigold

Marigold is an annual bloom that brings vivid orange and yellow flowers throughout the growing season. These heat-tolerant flowers help deter pests when planted underneath tomato plants.

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