Full Sun Plants That Love Heat
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Are your plants starting to sag and wilt in the heat? Hot and sunny days test the strength of many flowers. To boost your garden beds and containers even on the hottest days and keep the color booming all summer long, plant annual flowers that love hot weather.
Flowers like lantana, verbena and petunias planted alone, with other combinations or among perennials, are the perfect choices for staying power on steamy summer days.
Test the soil in your garden bed to see what amendments are needed. (See more on soil tests.) If planting in containers, use a potting mix with moisture control to help keep water in and feed the roots for less frequent watering.
Mix some compost into the soil.
Remove the plants from their pots and gently loosen the roots. Never pull the plant out by the flowers or stems.
Plant the flowers as deep as the container they were in, fill the hole with remaining soil and gently pat down around the roots.