Heat-Loving Annuals

Though many annuals enjoy full sun, not all do well in high heat. There are many annuals that thrive in the heat, and many of these have adaptations that make them drought-tolerant as well. For those that aren’t drought-tolerant, apply mulch when planting in the garden bed to help keep the roots cooler and retain moisture. Use heat-loving annuals to bring color during a time when other annuals have fizzled out.

Heat-Loving Annuals
Amaranth
Angelonia
Celosia
Cleome
Cosmos
Gazania
Geranium
Lantana
Mandevilla
Marigolds
Moss Rose
Pentas
Petunias
Portulaca
Salvia
Verbena
Zinnia