Here are some heat resistant flowers to brighten up the summer months – annuals, perennials and shrubs.
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.