Heat-Tolerant Plants

For gardens in summer's toasty season, there's no better remedy than a plant that looks good in the heat.

Melampodium. A mass of yellow daisy-like flowers and bright green foliage makes this annual a welcome sight in the summer garden. Melampodium reseeds readily. You'll want one of the compact cultivars such as 'Million Gold', shown here, 'Derby' or 'Showstar' (slightly taller). Give this plant average soil and expect bloom from late spring to early fall.

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