Best plant for full hot sun - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by zaazeee
June 21, 2008
Hello,
I purchased a plant (don't know the name) and it cost $39.99. when I got home, I was happy to find out that this beautiful plant had three seperate roots and actually was 3 plants. I planted one in the center of the garden with several annuals. These are in an enclosure of a 4 layer brick centerpiece built last y ear. All the plants are beautiful and thriving. However, the heat index in Phila was 104 for 4 days last week and the other two parts of that plant has basically been burned by sun and wilted. We dug it up because it is so awful looking. Now could you tell me the best flowering or non flowing plant is best for fill hot sun? I am new at this and the garden is doing fairly well besides this. thanks so much Z form Philadelphia


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Answer from NGA
June 21, 2008

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I think what would do best in your garden are drought tolerant perennials. Here's a list of those that perform well in your area:
Achillea
Artemisia
Asclepias tuberosa
Baptisia
Centaurea
Certostigma
Chrysanthemum pacificum
Coreopsis verticillata
Delosperma
Dianthus
Echinacea
Gaillardia
Gaura
Geranium
Grass Chasmanthium
Grass Pennisetum
Grass Panicum
Helenium
Helianthus
Hemerocallis
Lavender
Liatris
Lonicera
Lychnis
Penstemon
Perovskia
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Scabiosa
Sedum
Sempervivum
Solidago
Stachys
Verbena

Drought Tolerant Annuals
Ageratum
Asparagus Fern
Calendula (Pot Marigold)
Cannas
Celosia (Cockscomb)
Cleome (Spider Flower)
Dracaena Spikes
Flowering Tobacco
Geraniums (Zonal)
Gomphrena(Globe amaranth)
Lantana
Madagascar Periwinkle (flowering Vinca)
Marigolds
Melampodium
Mexican Heather
Pentas
Portulacca
Salvias
Statice
Sweet Alyssum

Best wishes with your garden!

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