hot weather - Knowledgebase Question

jupiter, Fl
Question by sfshirl
April 10, 2010
Living in SFL I have a difficult time with hanging flower baskets on my front porch due to the extreme heat, faces west sun in the afternoons. What kind of flowers/plants are best for this situation?


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Answer from NGA
April 10, 2010

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The area is difficult for plants to thrive, other than the hardiest heat lovers around. You might try fan flower (Scaevola), Cosmos sulphureus (orange cosmos), Gaillardia pulchella (blanket flower), Gomphrena globosa (globe amaranth ), Phaseolus acutifolius (tepary bean), Portulaca grandiflora (moss rose), or Zinnia elegans (zinnia).

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