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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This feathery perennial is highly adaptable to a variety of conditions. Yarrow is aromatic and brings long-lasting blooms into cooler temperatures.
7. Veronica (Speedwell)
Veronica brings perennial blooms that can take the heat, as well as the cold. Remove spent blooms for more of them.
These unusual annual flowers, also called spider flowers, create clouds of color. Plant cleome in clusters and watch the hummingbirds flock to your garden.
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.
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.