The Q&A Archives: Plants that are heat tolerant

Question: I need to know which type of plant or flowers that could tolerate high heat. The area I want to plant in is right along a brick wall that radiates a lot of heat in the summer months.

Answer: There are quite a few heat and drought tolerant plants. Some are annuals; some are perennials: Achillea spp. - Yarrow, Anacyclus depressus - Mt. Atlas Daisy, Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly Everlasting, Anthemis spp. - Golden Marguerite, Arabis - Rock Cress, Armeria maritima - Sea Pink, Artemesia spp. - Wormwood, Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed, Aurinia saxatilis - Basket-of-Gold, Catanche - Cupid's Dart, Centaurea spp. - Cornflower, Centranthus ruber - Jupiter's Beard, Cerastium tomentosa - Snow-in-Summer, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago, Chrysanthemum coccineum - Painted Daisy, Chrysanthemum pacificum - Gold and Silver Chrysanthemum parthenium - Feverfew, Chrysanthemum x superbum - Shasta Daisy, Coreopsis verticillata - Threadleaf Coreopsis, Corydalis lutea - Yellow Corydalis, Dianthus spp. - Pinks, Carnation, Echinacea purpurea - Purple Cone Flower, Echinops - Globe Thistle, Erigeron - Fleabane, Eryngium - Sea Holly, Euphorbia - Cushion Spurge, Gaillardia spp. - Blanket Flower, Guara lindheimeri - White Guara, Gypsophila spp. - Baby's Breath, Helianthemum - Sun Rose, Heliopsis - Sunflower Heliopsis, Hemerocallis - Daylily, Iris germanica - German Bearded Iris, Kniphofia vuaria - Red Hot Poker, Lamium spp. - Dead Nettle, Lavandula angustifolia - English Lavender, Lewisia - Bitterroot, Liatris spicata - Gay Feather, Limonium latifolium - Statice, Linum - Flax, Malva - Mallow, Nepeta - Catmint, Oenothera (some) - Evening Primrose, Sundrops Penstemon - Bearded Tongue, Perovskia spp. - Russian Sage, Phlox subulata - Moss Pink, Potentilla - Cinquefoil, Pulsatilla - Pasque Flower, Rudbeckia - Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Salvia - Sage, Santolina - Lavender Cotton ,Saponaria ocymoides - Rock Soapwort, Scabiosa - Pincushion Flower, Sedum spp. - Stonecrop Sempervivum - Hens-and-Chicks, Silene - Campion, Stachys byzantina - Lamb's Ear Thermopsis - False Lupine, Tradescantia - Spiderwort, Verbena - Vervain. Hope this list helps!

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