ATP Podcast #26: The most heat tolerant plants: I'm busting you out, D, on your sunflower comment!

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ATP Podcast #26: The most heat tolerant plants

By dave
July 11, 2013

In this episode of the All Things Plants podcast, Dave and Trish go through their list of the most heat resistant plants. Tropicals, cacti, succulents, tough-as-nails perennials, annuals, wildflowers and much more!

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Name: PrairieGirl
Central Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Jul 24, 2013 3:12 PM CST
I had to giggle as i was listening to your recent podcast on hot-weather plants. My little girl and I grow sunflowers and often take them to our 4H fair because come late July, they are the most reliable and showey flowers in our garden (which i often forget to water). So I'm gonna call you out to recommend some sunflower cultivars that aren't pase'! lol! Thank you all for any suggestions!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Jul 24, 2013 3:23 PM CST Admin

You're right, sunflowers are indeed excellent hot weather plants. I can't believe I didn't think to mention them.

Check out our sunflowers database:
The Sunflowers Database

To name just a few recommendations, I like:

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Teddy Bear')
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Velvet Queen')
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Autumn Beauty')
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Jul 24, 2013 4:19 PM CST
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