If this 4th of July weekend finds you in the garden, like me, you might want to consider adding some of these heat loving plants (they don’t require much water, either) in your landscape for …

Sun Worshippers for the Garden…

Portulaca is known for its large, semi-double flowers that need sunlight to open. This variety will thrive in heat, drought, and poor soil. Find more here.

Portulaca is known for its large, semi-double flowers that need sunlight to open. This variety will thrive in heat, drought, and poor soil. Low water needs, annual ground cover

My favorite cutting flower.  SO easy to grow!! I start them from seed and they fill in this much in a few months.

Benary Giant Zinnia... best flower ever! A must for cutting gardens!

Benary giant zinnia - a pinner said."My favorite cutting flower. I start them from seed and they fill in this much in a few months.

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18 Best Flowering Ground Cover Plants

Lantana 'Bandana Cherry' - Very easy to grow with few requirements. Heat and drought tolerant. Great for sunny baskets and containers.

Bandana® Cherry - Lantana camara

Bandana® Lantana Plants are a hybrid that has done away with the characteristic Lantana lankiness and has resulted in a Lantana with a well-branched habit and exceptional flower size that is signi

Mojave Portulaca has extra large blooms, and an incredible tolerance for poor soils, heat, drought, you name it!

Mojave® Tangerine - Purslane - Portulaca umbraticola

Mojave Tangerine is a fun plant to grow. The huge blooms of this portulaca only open when the sun is out! Easy to care for, and drought tolerant too.

Try Plants That Take the Heat     For hot, sunny areas, you can't beat a festive combination of 'Victoria' blue salvia, 'First Kiss Orchid Halo' annual vinca, and white narrow-leaf zinnia. These tough-as-nails plants love the sun and require almost no maintenance. Once established, they're relatively drought tolerant.

Top Annual Plant Pairings

'Victoria' blue salvia, 'First Kiss Orchid Halo' annual vinca, and white narrow-leaf zinnia. These tough-as-nails plants love the sun and require almost no maintenance. Once established, they're relatively drought tolerant. Full sun and well-drained soil.

In a curb strip are 'Royal Purple' smoke tree, 'Sapphire' blue oat grass, 'Globemaster' allium, yellow 'Golden Celebration' rose, white 'Iceberg' rose, and Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

20 Garden Border Designs

These plants can handle heat, cold, wind—on roofs, balconies and high window ledges.

Robust Milkweed is a butterfly magnet, attracting butterflies to the garden in droves. It is a low mounding perennial that blooms throughout the summer in borders of a country style or cottage garden. It performs best in a sunny spot.

I love artemisia — and it doesn't mind the heat and drought. Perfect!

Drought-tolerant plants

I love artemisia — and it doesnt mind the heat and drought.

Best Unexpected Plants You Can Grow in Containers | The Garden Glove

Best Unexpected Plants You Can Grow in Containers

Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King' (California poppy) with Verbena rigida at Perch Hill. Design Sarah Raven

Drought-tolerant and sun-loving plants

What glorious colours! Made even better by the fact that they are drought tolerant plants! ~ Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King' (California poppy) with Verbena rigida at Perch Hill, design by Sarah Raven

3" flowers on 2' plants. Colors range from yellow and orange to brown and mahogany as well as mixes. They make a very dramatic backdrop in burnished, autumnal tones. No two are alike. They are very us

Rudbeckia - Toto Rustic Colors

Colors range from yellow and orange to brown and mahogany as well as mixes. They make a very dramatic backdrop in burnished, autumnal tones. No two are alike.

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