When summer temperatures begin to soar, it’s important that you know which plants can beat the heat and not only survive our hot summer months, but thrive in it. We’ve put together some of our favourites for you:
Celosia – cockscombs with feathery flowers in a wide range of bright colours. Annuals best planted as seedlings.
Cosmos – colourful daisies that bloom well into autumn. Annuals best sown from seed.
Echinacea – coneflowers with large bee attracting flowers. Perennials best planted from pots.
Euphorbia hypericifolia – masses of small white bracts on cascading plants. Shrubs best planted from pots.
Gaillardia – daisy like flowers on spreading plants through to autumn. Perennials best sown from seed.
Gaura – Low spreading plants with spindly stems of small flowers above the foliage in white or pink shades. Perennials best planted from pots.
Gomphrena – bachelor’s buttons with small papery flowers in white, pink and purple. Annuals best planted as seedlings.
Hibiscus – magnificent large flowers in a wide array of named hybrids. Shrubs best planted from pots.
Pentas – starry flowers in flat heads in a range of colours. Shrubs best planted from pots.
Portulaca – low spreading succulent with vibrant flowers in a range of colours. Annual best planted as seedlings.
Zinnia – upright growing low bushes with bright flowers. Annual best planted as seedlings or sown from seed.