Favorite plants for this heat?

pulldownclawAugust 2, 2006

My petunias are getting scorched in my containers. Anybody have favorite heat loving plants for their containers?

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Portulaca is great. I don't think it can get too hot for moss rose. My mom used to grow a border filled with it every summer and it was such a riot of color. I've got a hanging basket full now and it has to be watered but it loves the heat.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2006 at 8:10PM
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meldy_nva(z6b VA)

The agastache doesn't seem to mind the heat; it's been good even with minimal watering. Actually, I think most of my flowers are tolerating the heat better than I am.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 6:51AM
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the_virginian(Zone 7 NoVA)

Sabal Minor and varieties (Dwarf Palmetto) that is cold hardy here and very drought resistant.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 3:29PM
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bellefleurs(z7 VA)

Zinna's esp. thin leaf and profusion zinnia (all self seeded), black eye susan's, coneflowers, coreposis, I have 4 types of agastache that are going like gang busters, most of my roses except my knockouts wow are they have pathetic blooms this year.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 12:52PM
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