What's doing the best in the Xtreme heat?
Walking the hosta beds, I see that some are really suffering, heat stress, sunburn, whatever but there are some hostas that just keep on being beautiful in spite of the worst of times. I notice Captain Kirk, Bright Lights, Eskimo Pie, Fuji Botan (in it's glory right now) the Plantaganeas, Sweet Home Chicago, the Junes, Janet (in spite of being transplanted in the midst of the drought in June), Abiqua Drinking Gourd, Guacamole, the Albo Maginata crowd, Empress Wu, Atlantis, some (but not all) of the Francis Williams--(the most neglected ones, lol), Regal Splendor, Patriot, Minute Man, Gypsy Rose, Guardian Angel, Praying Hands, T-Rex, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, First Frost, a few assorted others, and most of the miniatures are all looking wonderful. Even All That Jazz, which suffered terribly in the sun last year, has adapted nicely to the loss of its shade tree. None of these listed have much slug or bug problems, either.
Blue Hawaii looks to be bulletproof in it's first year, as does Witch's Brew, Golden Meadows, Goodness Gracious, Redneck Heaven (it should, after all, this is the Ozarks!), Spilt Milk, Atlantis, and Piedmont Gold. The species group are doing great without much supplimental water.
So far I've opnly lost a couple this year... a Little Treasure, and a division of Golden Tiara that the squirrels dug up and I didn't notice until it was too late.
What's heat proof in your gardens?