The Q&A Archives: full sun / heat tolerant plants

Questioner's Location: babylon, n
Date: June 22, 2007

Question: where i live there are many brick walls and in one area there is a long garden running along the brick wall, was wondering what i could plant that can deal with full sun and the heat that reflects off the brick

Answer: There are only a few plants tolerant of extreme heat. Some are annuals; some are perennials:
Achillea spp. - Yarrow
Anacyclus depressus - Mt. Atlas Daisy
Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly Everlasting
Anthemis spp. - Golden Marguerite
Arabis - Rock Cress
Armeria maritima - Sea Pink
Artemesia spp. - Wormwood
Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed
Aurinia saxatilis - Basket-of-Gold
Catanche - Cupid's Dart.
Centaurea spp. - Cornflower
Centranthus ruber - Jupiter's Beard
Cerastium tomentosa - Snow-in-Summer
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Plumbago
Chrysanthemum coccineum - Painted Daisy
Chrysanthemum pacificum - Gold and Silver
Chrysanthemum parthenium - Feverfew
Chrysanthemum x superbum - Shasta Daisy
Coreopsis verticillata - Threadleaf Coreopsis
Corydalis lutea - Yellow Corydalis
Dianthus spp. - Pinks, Carnation
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Cone Flower
Echinops - Globe Thistle
Erigeron - Fleabane
Eryngium - Sea Holly
Euphorbia - Cushion Spurge
Gaillardia spp. - Blanket Flower
Guara lindheimeri - White Guara
Gypsophila spp. - Baby's Breath
Helianthemum - Sun Rose
Heliopsis - Sunflower Heliopsis
Hemerocallis - Daylily
Iris germanica - German Bearded Iris
Kniphofia vuaria - Red Hot Poker
Lamium spp. - Dead Nettle
Lavandula angustifolia - English Lavender
Lewisia - Bitterroot
Liatris spicata - Gay Feather
Limonium latifolium - Statice
Linum - Flax
Malva - Mallow
Nepeta - Catmint
Oenothera (some) - Evening Primrose, Sundrops
Penstemon - Bearded Tongue
Perovskia spp. - Russian Sage
Phlox subulata - Moss Pink
Potentilla - Cinquefoil )
Pulsatilla - Pasque Flower
Rudbeckia - Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan )
Salvia - Sage
Santolina - Lavender Cotton
Saponaria ocymoides - Rock Soapwort
Scabiosa - Pincushion Flower
Sedum spp. - Stonecrop
Sempervivum - Hens-and-Chicks
Silene - Campion
Stachys byzantina - Lamb's Ear
Thermopsis - False Lupine
Tradescantia - Spiderwort
Verbena - Vervain

Hope this list helps!

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