Plants That Stand Up to Summer Heat
With summer in full swing, learn about flowers and plants that can stand the heat and make for great arrangements from Atlanta-based florist Darryl Wiseman.
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"Smokebush is a wonderful tall bush-like flower," Wiseman says. It is highly drought-tolerant.
'Green Trick' Dianthus
Wiseman also recommends viburnum as an easy-to-grow heat-tolerant plant.
Agapanthus, another one of Wiseman's heat-tolerant favorites, features large, elegant, deep blue bell-shaped blooms that are clustered together on tall, sturdy stems. These showy flower heads stand well above the plant's foliage.
"The number one flower people can grow in this climate and have as cut flowers is, of course, sunflowers," Wiseman says.