Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Gulfport, Mi
Question by seabee_gal_1
June 8, 2009
I live in South Mississippi, right next to the Gulf. My question is I am trying to grow some plants in pots and they have died already due to the heat and direct sunlight in my front yard. I was told when I bought the plants that they would do well. And despite my watering they have died Sad What plants are good in direct sun? Something flowering would be nice but I am worried about them dying.HELP


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Answer from NGA
June 8, 2009

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Some of the most heat and drought hardy plants for your gardening region include Cleome, Cockscomb, Copper Plant, Cosmos, Hollyhock, Marigold, Sunflower, Tithonia,
Zinnia, Moss Rose, Periwinkle, Portulaca, Verbena, Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Gomphrena,
Marigold, Queen Anne's Lace. Best wishes with your garden!

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