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Top 49 Heat Tolerant Flowers

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If you live in a hot and dry climate, finding flowers that can withstand the heat can be a challenge. But fear not! There are plenty of beautiful and heat-tolerant flowers that will thrive in your garden. From drought-resistant succulents to colorful annuals and perennials, there’s something for every garden style. And this list of the top 49 heat-tolerant flowers is the perfect place to start.

 

Lantana is a tropical plant known for its colorful, sun-loving flowers and its ability to tolerate heat and drought. Lantana is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 8-11 where it is hardy.

Lantana flowers

 

Zinnias are a classic choice for hot and sunny gardens, producing a profusion of colorful flowers all summer long. Zinnias is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Zinnia flowers

 

Marigolds are a reliable choice for hot and sunny conditions, producing bright and cheerful flowers. Marigolds is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Marigold flowers

 

Stonecrop is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, making it a great choice for containers. Stonecrop is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Stonecrop flowers

 

Blanket flowers are colorful flowers that are well-suited to hot and sunny conditions, producing a profusion of daisy-like blooms all summer long. Blanket flowers are hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Blanket Flowers

 

Coneflowers are a popular choice for hot and sunny gardens, producing tall spikes of colorful flowers. Coneflowers are hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Coneflowers

 

Verbena is well-regarded for its ability to withstand tough conditions, including heat and drought. This resilience makes it a versatile plant, suitable for garden beds, borders, and containers. They are primaril grown as an annual.

Verbena flowers

 

Yarrow is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing clusters of small, daisy-like flowers. Yarrow is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Yarrow flowers

 

Angelonia, also known as “summer snapdragons,” are heat-tolerant plants that produces tall spikes of colorful flowers. Angelonia is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Angelonia flowers

 

Coreopsis is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing a profusion of small, daisy-like flowers. Coreopsis is hardy in USDA zones 4-9.

Coreopsis flowers

 

Madagascar periwinkle, also known as annual vinca, is a heat-tolerant plant that produces clusters of small, colorful flowers and is well-suited to containers. Periwinkle is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Madagascar periwinkle flowers

 

Geraniums are a classic choice for containers and are known for their heat and sun tolerance. Geraniums is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Geranium flowers

 

Petunias are a favorite among gardeners for their bright, showy flowers and ability to thrive in hot, sunny conditions. Petunias are primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Petunia flowers

 

Pentas, also known as “starflower,” is a tropical plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing clusters of colorful flowers. Pentas is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Pentas flowers

 

Penstemon is a drought-tolerant perennial that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing tall spikes of colorful flowers. Penstemon is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Penstemon flowers

 

Begonias are a popular choice for containers and are known for their ability to tolerate hot and sunny conditions. Begonias are primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Begonia flowers

 

Daylilies are a reliable choice for hot and sunny gardens, producing a profusion of colorful flowers all summer long. Daylilies are hardy in USDA zones 3-10.

Daylilly flowers

 

Black-eyed Susans produce bright yellow or orange petals atop thick, hairy and stems that protect them from the harsh effects of hot temperatures. Black-eyed Susans are hardy in USDA zones 4-9.

Black-eyed susan flowers

 

Dianthus is a heat-tolerant plant that produces fragrant, colorful flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Dianthus is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Dianthus flowers

 

Canna is a tropical plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing large, showy flowers. Canna is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 8-11 where it is hardy.

Canna lily flowers

 

Bougainvillea is a tropical plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing bright, colorful flowers. Bougainvillea is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

bougainvillea flowers

 

Liatris is a heat-tolerant plant that produces tall spikes of colorful flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Liatris is hardy in USDA zones 3-8.

Liatris flowers

 

Aster is a heat-loving plant that produces clusters of small, daisy-like flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Aster is hardy in USDA zones 3-8.

Aster flowers

 

Cuphea is a tropical plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing clusters of small, colorful flowers. Cuphea is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Cuphea flowers

 

Gomphrena is a heat-tolerant plant that produces small, globe-shaped flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Gomphrena is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Gomphrena flowers

 

Shasta daisy is a heat-tolerant plant that produces large, white, daisy-like flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Shasta daisy is hardy in USDA zones 4-9.

Shasta daisy flowers

 

Scaevola is a heat-loving plant that produces clusters of small, fan-shaped flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Scaevola is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Scaevola flowers

 

Plumbago is a tropical plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing clusters of small, blue flowers. Plumbago is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 8-11 where it is hardy.

Plumbago flowers

 

Amaranth is a heat-tolerant plant that produces small, colorful flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Amaranth is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Amaranth flowers

 

Giant hyssops, or hummingbird mints, is a heat-resistant plant that produces clusters of small, colorful flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Giant hyssop is hardy in USDA zones 4-8.

Giant hyssop flowers

 

Sweet alyssum is a heat-tolerant plant that produces clusters of small, fragrant flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Sweet alyssum is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Sweet alyssum flowers

 

Caladium is a tropical plant that thrives in hot and sunny conditions, producing colorful, heart-shaped leaves. Caladium is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Caladiums

 

Calibrachoa is a heat-loving plant that produces small, colorful flowers and is well-suited to hot and sunny conditions. Calibrachoa is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Calibrachoa flowers

 

Yucca plants are known for their ability to tolerate extreme heat and dry conditions. They bloom beautifully during the month of June. Yucca is hardy in USDA zones 5-11.

Yucca flowers

 

Lavender is a herb is known for its ability to tolerate hot, dry conditions. It is also prized for its fragrant flowers and essential oils. Lavender is hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

Lavender flowers

 

Moonflower is a climbing vine with fragrant white flowers that bloom at night, making it a good choice for adding interest to a garden after the sun goes down. Moonflower is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Moonflowers

 

Portulaca is a low-growing, drought-tolerant plant with colorful, succulent-like leaves and bright, showy flowers that can add a bold, colorful touch to a garden. Portulaca is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Portulaca flowers

 

Mandevilla is a climbing vine with colorful, trumpet-shaped flowers that can add a tropical touch to a garden. Mandevilla is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Mandevilla flowers

 

Hibiscus is a tropical plant with large, colorful flowers that is well-suited to the hot, humid climate of Florida. Cajun hibiscus is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy. Hardy hibiscus is hardy in USDA zones 4-9.

Hibiscus flowers

 

Sunflowers produce large, bright, showy flowers that are known for their heat-resistance and the ability to dry conditions. Sunflowers are primarily grown as an annual.

Sunflowers

 

Cosmos plants produce colorful, daisy-like flowers that is known for its ability to tolerate heat and dry conditions. Cosmos is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Cosmso flowers

 

Spider flowers are plants with tall, spiky flowers that are known for their ability to tolerate heat and dry conditions. Spider flowers is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Spider flowers

 

Mexican sunflower is an annual plant with colorful, daisy-like flowers that is known for its ability to tolerate heat and dry conditions. Mexican sunflower is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Mexican sunflowers

 

Ageratum is a heat-tolerant plant with small, fluffy flowers that never stop. Ageratum is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Ageratum flowers

 

Bottlebrush is a heat-tolerant shrub or small tree with bright red or yellow flowers resembling a bottlebrush. Bottlebrush is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 9-11 where it is hardy.

Bottlebrush flowers

 

Butterfly bush is a heat-tolerant perennial shrub with long, colorful flowers. Butterfly bush is hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

Butterfly bush flowers

 

Snow-in-summer is a heat-resistant plant with small, white flowers resembling snowflakes. Snow-in-summer is hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

 

Coleus is a heat-tolerant plant with colorful, patterned leaves and tiny flowers. Coleus is primarily grown as an annual, except in USDA zones 10-11 where it is hardy.

Coleus flowers

 

Spurge is a heat-resistant plant with bright green leaves and small, colorful flowers. Spurges are hardy in USDA zones 3-9.

Spurge flowers

 

Overall, there are many heat-tolerant flowers that can bring beauty and vibrancy to your garden, even in hot and dry climates. Whether you prefer drought-resistant succulents or colorful annuals and perennials, there are plenty of options to choose from. So don’t let the heat hold you back from creating a stunning garden – try incorporating some of these top 49 heat-tolerant flowers into your landscape and watch them thrive.