Answer: For a full sun location like that you will need to use sun loving, heat tolerant plants. You might consider colorful foliage such as golden or red barberry shrubs, or possibly a low maintenance landscape rose such as KnockOut for that type of spot. If you would like annual flowers, marigolds would be a good choice as would salvia or Angelonia. Among perennials, you could try daylilies (Hemerocallis), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), or sedums. I should mention that if you plant flowers that are in bloom, the flowers may wilt due to transplant stress. Whatever you plant, be sure to keep the soil evenly moist (damp like a wrung out sponge) after planting and use an organic mulch to help keep the soil more evenly moist. Planting in late June is a very stressful time to plant because it is so hot -- the plants become stressed. Another option might be to use something like a tropical hibiscus or mandevilla vine or even canna lilies in large containers. Good luck with your planting and enjoy the lunch and wedding!
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