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Hot Season Heroes

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Let’s not allow the “misery index” (hot, humid, hazy) to turn your high summer garden from dazzling to dreary! There are plenty of hardy and beautiful plants that like nothing more than when the mercury zooms. Here are 6 that not only hold up to heat, but actually thrive. You can still plant them now and even in July (just be sure to provide ample water as they take root).

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Russian Sage

Tall, airy, fragrant, and a bee magnet, this plant comes on strong and stays gorgeous all summer long. Deer resistant, too. Full sun. Up to 4′ tall and wide.

Look at those sunshine-y blooms! Dwarf variety with loads of long lasting, pure white flowers. Resistant to heat, drought, and humidity. Full sun. Up to 14″ tall, 12″ wide.

HARLEQUIN™ Magenta Beardtongue - Monrovia

By late July we’re craving color. Brilliant blooms over a very long period, thrives even in poor, dry soils and loves a scorching day. Full sun. Up to 22″ tall, 16″ wide.

EveryDaylily® Pink Wing Daylily - Monrovia

Soft, grass-like leaves look amazing massed or in pots; flowers provide cheerful color early and steadily all season long. Partial to full sun. Up to 15″ tall and wide.

Walker’s Low Catmint - Monrovia

Flowers for cutting, fragrant foliage, long bloom season, cascading compact habit. Now, bring on the heat! Partial to full sun. Up to 2.5″ tall, 3″ wide.

Brakelights® Red Yucca - Monrovia

Some like it hot! Really hot. Nothing nature can dish out fazes this bright new yucca. Great massed, but also in containers. Full sun. Up to 2′ tall and wide.

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