It’s very nice to have a garden (if you live in a house), but if you don’t know much about plants and you don’t really have the time to take care of them, you can still enjoy a beautiful green spot as long as you pick the perfect flowers.
So, here are some of the best plants to grow in your garden which are easy to take care of and can stand hot weather.
Lavender is known for its fragrance, but also for its relaxing and antiseptic properties. Fortunately, it is not a picky plant, it love the sun and prefers dry soil which makes it resistant to extreme summer temperatures. Lavender flowers are blue, purple, violet or white and they will certainly grace your garden in hot summer months. Some types of lavender bloom in May, others in June or July. Usually flowering period lasts until the end of August.
2. Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria is a native plant from South and Latin America. It prefers warm places and grows well in the sun. It can be planted in arid soils or regular garden soil and has average water needs. Additionally, it supports the hot air. The plant blooms in midsummer and its flowers open around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, which is the reason why it is also known as “4 o’clock”.
3. Sedum telephium
Sedum telephium is a plant resistant to drought and it can remain green for a long time, even in extreme temperatures. Even if it is known more as a medicinal plant, it can also be used as decorative plant. It has small yellow flowers, pink or red that bloom from July to early September.
This plant with colorful flowers in white, pink, red, blue or purple which resemble little bells is highly appreciated for its appearance. There are dozens of species of Penstemon, the best known being Penstemon barbatus, Penstemon digitalis and Penstemon cyananthus.
It develops very well in sunlight and it even needs the sun to beat directly on its flowers for them to gain interesting colors. It doesn’t stand moisture and excess watering, preferring dry or semi – moist soil.
This plant is also known more for its medicinal properties, but it can also be used to decorate gardens. Usually it grows spontaneously in all temperate regions. There are several species” some are dwarf, 20-25 cm, others reach up to 80 cm, some are fragile, others more robust.
It has white, yellow, pink or red flowers and they are made up of tiny blossoms. It is resistant to hot weather and grows well in sunny and dry places, away from moisture.
Pennsisetum comes in several species, the most famous being Pennisetum Oriental. This plant only grows in warm areas, loves the sun and dry soil and it is very resistant to heat.
Pennisetum can reach up to 40 cm, it has white, lilac or pink flowers that have about 10 cm. They are bent, so that the plant resembles a fountain. It blooms in June, since the first year it was planted.
Sage does not require frequent watering and it has no problems dealing with short periods of drought. In general, sage presents itself as a bush, highly branched. Most species are aromatic, but they are grown in gardens for their decorative appearance, due to the spectacular pink, red or purple flowers.
Also, this plant is known for its curative properties. In antiquity, sage was considered a sacred plant, brought to earth by the gods.
8. Stachys byzantina
An excellent choice for garden areas with poor soil, drought and extreme heat conditions, this plant can reach a height of 90 cm and the width of its bushes can exceed 1 m.
Stachys byzantina can multiply aggressively as a weed in areas with soil rich in nutrients. If the summer is wet, the plant grows well in the shade and its varieties can produce other, pink, red, purple flowers with gray or silver leaves.
The numerous varieties Sedum have two things in common: they require minimal care and they look good from spring to autumn. The plant usually reaches a height up to 60 cm and do not extend horizontally more than 30 cm.
Depending on the variety, the flowers can be yellow, orange, white, red and pink. Besides being resistant to drought, the plant can be planted in sun and partially shaded areas.
10. Perovskite atriplicifolia
This decorative plant which resembles lavender is available in blue and purple varieties and can grow up to 1.5 m in the form of bushes with width up to 90 cm.
They prefer soil with good drainage and they resist drought, but it should be planted in areas of the garden where it enjoys sunshine all day, because the shadow does not favor it.