Beat the Heat

It is that time of year where the heat is on! They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing! If you are considering what the heat is doing to the landscaping around your yard or you want to save money on your water bill, consider selecting drought-resistant plants. While cacti and other succulents may be one way to go, don’t forget about a few perennials that will add color and stand the test of the heat.

Best Times to Plant

When choosing perennials that will beat the heat, it is important to keep in mind that the best time for planting is in the fall and early spring. This will allow the plants to take root before the summer heat bears down on them. Having plants properly established will help improve their chances of surviving the summer heat.Lantana

Plants that Survive the Dry Season

There are many perennials that withstand the summer heat. If you are looking to add a pop of color, Black-eyed Susans and Zinnias are two that will surely add to your floriculture look. Another great option for beds and borders is Lantana. This comes in a variety of colors and an added bonus is that it attracts butterflies! Not only will you enjoy the beautiful color from drought-resistant plants, but you will also enjoy the flittering and fluttering of butterflies in your flower beds or garden.

For additional information or a consultation about which drought-resistant flowers are best for your landscape contact Hutcheson Horticultural Company of Woodstock today. Our landscape designers know which varieties withstand heat and compliment the look you are going for.