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Best Plants that Beat the Summer Heat

It’s that time of year again. The temperature is skyrocketing and your forehead is covered in sweat after simply checking the mailbox. The dog days of summer are upon us. Beware of yards turning brown and flowers wilting from the heat! While many flowers cannot handle the hot summer sun, there are some that thrive in the sweltering heat and will ensure your yard stays beautiful throughout the season.

Wild Berry Coneflower. This beautiful and bright flower is resistant to drought, thus holds its bold color all summer long. It requires full sun and thrives in zones 3 - 9.

Black Eyed Susan. This timeless flower boasts a lengthy bloom season and grows best in sun and heat. The Black Eyed Susan requires full sun in zones 3 - 9.

Gold Dwarf Hummingbird Mint. This flower glows under the scorching sun. The Gold Dwarf Hummingbird Mint handles heat and drought very well, attracts hummingbirds and thrives in full sun.

Pink Penstemon. The Pink Penstemon holds its bold color throughout the dog days and is small enough to be placed in pots, but make sure the pots are located in full sun.

Sage. Not only does sage provide beautiful blooms throughout the summer, it also is a natural attracter of hummingbirds and butterflies. This plant requires full sun.

Russian Sage. This version of sage gives a brighter yet more refined look. This tall plant stands upright and strong even in the most crippling heat. Because of its enduring ability to stand strong, it requires full sun.

Tickseed. Tickseed comes in a variety of colors and can be matched with your other landscaping or house color. Regardless of the color, it will pass the test of the summer temperature. Tickseed requires partial to full sun.

Joe’s Market Basket is your one stop shop for everything needed to ensure your landscaping is heat proof this summer. Ask any of the experts at our Edwardsville, Godfrey, O’Fallon or Troy, Illinois locations about the best plants for the sunniest spots. Give us a call today.