Choosing the most suitable types of plants that will grow best in your particular environment is one of the most critical considerations for a successful garden.It is a bit time consuming task to match the plants to the climate in which they will be grown.
It is a common thinking that those who live in hot, dry climates often think that they will be unable to enjoy a lush garden without constant watering and attention.However, there are many annuals that love just such a climate. Below is a list which contains sample of annuals that can take the heat.I hope this is helpful for you if you try to have a better garden.
Gardening in a hot, dry climate can be a challenge, specially when water use restrictions are there.Matching the types of flowers you plant to the climate in which they will be growing is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy garden and a healthy environment.
Annuals best suited for hot and dry climates
While all types of annuals and other plants require regular watering and close attention as they become established, below are some annuals which are able to tolerate consistently dry conditions once they have established their root system.
- African Daisy (Dimorphotheca)
- Annual Vinca (Cataranthus roseus)
- Calliopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
- Cosmos (Cosmos species)
- Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens)
- Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)
- Gaillardia (Gaillardia pulchella)
- Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
- Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia hirta)
- Gold Medallion (Melampoddium paludosum)
- Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)
- Snow-on-the-Mountain (Euphorbia marginata)
- Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana)
- Verbena (Verbena species)
- Zinnia (Zinnia species)
Heat seeking varieties of annuals
The annuals in the below list are generally able to tolerate very hot conditions. However they do usually require additional moisture.
- Blue Daze (Evolvulus glomerata)
- Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
- Cockscomb (Celosia argentea)
- Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
- Dahlia (Dahlia species and hybrids)
- Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)
- Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana species)
- Four o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
- Hyacinth Bean Vine (Dolichos lablab)
- Joseph’s Coat (Amaranthustricolor)
- Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
- Mexican Heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia)
- Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
- Moon Vine (Ipomoea alba)
- Morning Glory (Ipomoea species)
- Salvia (Salvia species)
- Silk Flower (Abelmoschus manihot)
- Starflower (Pentas lanceolata)
- Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
If you live in hot, dry climates you can select some plants from above list to grow in your garden. A combination of the varieties of annuals listed above can be great choices for you. These heat and drought tolerant annuals provide a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes and textures, enough to meet the needs of any gardener.