Flowers for high sun area - Knowledgebase Question

Wilton, ca
Question by cnkkennedy
July 7, 2007
What summer blooming plant can you recommend for a shallow area with full, hot sun all day?

Answer from NGA
July 7, 2007


The conditions you describe are definitely for only the hardiest of plants. Portulaca (Moss Rose) is such a plant. Some species of sedum and Livingstone Daisy are succulents that would also do well. Other annuals that might do: marigolds, nasturtiums, Eschscholzia (California poppy), and Helipterum (Everlasting Flower). To help the soil maintain some moisture in these conditions, work in a bit of peat moss or compost, and mulch the soil surface. This will also reduce reflection.

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