annuals - Knowledgebase Question

Haltom City, TX (Zone 7B)
Question by karentwigg
February 25, 2007
What are the best annuals for hot weather and not much sun?

Answer from NGA
February 25, 2007


Heat tolerant plants include:
Moss Rose (Portulaca) - Perhaps the most heat and drought tolerant bedding plant available.

Texas Bluebells (Lisianthus) - A native Texas plant.

Zinnias -Very colorful, easy to direct seed.

Periwinkle (Vinca) - Just about the best summer annual available.

Lantana - Can be grown as a perennial in East Texas.

Impatiens - One of the few annuals that will do well in shade and still tolerate the heat.

These are just a few suggestions. Check with your local nursery for other heat tolerant annuals to put some color in your landscape for the summer.

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