Plants tend to wilt under a late summer sun, especially those in containers. Some plants, however, can look good through heat and even drought with only a modicum of water.
Here are eight heat-and-drought tolerant plants that enjoy full sun to consider for your container gardens:
Angel’s Trumpet: Growing to a height of six feet, this plant’s dramatic, trumpet-shaped white flowers can grow longer than one foot.
Angelonia: Grows to two feet high, with purple, pink or white flowers that bloom all summer long regardless of hot it gets.
Canna: This plant’s exotic appearance comes from its large, often variegated leaves and flowers in brilliant shades of red, orange, pink and yellow.
Lantana: A popular plant that attracts butterflies, produces multicolored flowers and grows to two feet or more.
Mandevilla: Another plant with trumpet-shaped blossoms,this climbing vine can reach a height of 10 feet.
Passionflower: A butterfly magnet, this climbing vine can also reach a height of 10 feet.
Plumbago: A shrubby vine that grows quickly, can reach 10 feet in height and produces beautiful blue flowers throughout summer.
Salvia: A landscaping standby whose blooms come in bold colors, this plant grows to a height of three feet.