Flowers can be very expensive and they take a lot of time to plant and to take care of. It can be heartbreaking to see them wither away and die because of extremely high heat. Fortunately, there are many flowers that thrive in heat, three of which are listed below.
The black-eyed Susan has yellow blooms with a brown center. It generally grows tall so works best in the back of a flower garden in full sun. They are considered to be a biennial flower which means they will come back for two years. They bloom in the early summer until the first frost.
Black-eyed Susans are the type of flower that grows in any type of soil and is heat and drought tolerant. They are the perfect flower if you live in the southern states.
For the first couple of years, fertilize your black-eyed Susans with a slow release fertilizer and make sure they get approximately one inch of rain per week. This helps their roots to set up home in the soil. After this time, you will not have to fertilize this flower at all. Ask an employee at a garden center about the best fertilizer to give them.
You should only water these flowers if the first few inches of soil feels completely dry. Stick your finger in the soil to check for this.
The coneflower can grow up to 8 feet tall and they come in a variety of colors, such as blue, orange, pink, and white. They look great planted with black- eyed Susans as they are both around the same height. They start blooming in the early summer up through the first frost, and are also heat and drought tolerant. When your other flowers are wilting away, this flower will stand tall with its beautiful blooms.
Follow the same fertilizer and watering instructions as given for the black eyed Susans.
When your coneflowers reach their full height, you may need to stake them to prevent damage from heavy rains and wind. This is because their blooms are often too heavy for their stalks.
Zinnias are an annual, which means they only have one growing season. They start growing in early summer until the first frost. This is the perfect flower for the beginner gardener, as it is very easy to care for. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and these flowers will flourish. Add a couple of inches of compost to the soil before you plant these flowers and this will give them the organic matter that they need.
Zinnias have large blooms in a variety of colors, such as pink, yellow, orange, and blue. They can grow anywhere from a few inches to a few feet tall, depending upon the variety you purchase. You can also purchase creeping zinnias, which grow very low to the ground. These work great as a border flower.
Hire a landscaper, like L & L Excavation & Landscaping, if you need help with these and other flowers. They can also help you plant your flowers, if needed.