Plants That Can Handle Full Sun

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When planning what to plant in our garden we should always think about the amount of sun that those areas receives.

When dealing with a large amount of sun it can be difficult to find the best plants that won’t just burn and die.

We might just have to experiment with different plants and ideas to find the right fit for our yard.

These are some great types of flowers that actually like having full sun!

 

1. Pentas

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Beautiful pentas flowers attract pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, and sun birds due to the nectar. Pentas is a tough heat tolerant plant that you can also grow in containers if that works better. This tropical flower can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11 as perennial.

 

2. Lantana

 

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Lantana is a common tropical flower that blooms year-round in bright colors like red, yellow, orange, white or pink. It thrives in neglect and heat, it is kind of an afternoon sun plant, the more sun the better. Growing lantana is only possible as an annual plant in mild climates.

 

3. Plumbago

 

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Plumbago is a beautiful vine-like shrub that thrives in minimal care in subtropical or tropical heat areas. Its sky blue flowers appear almost all year long in right climates. For growing plumbago outside, it’s best if you live in USDA Zone 9-11 or they may have some issues.

 

4. Moonflower

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You can grow this vine in a large container. It flowers year-round in subtropics but if you live in a temperate region grow it as annual. Moonflower plant can reach the height of 6-15 feet in a single season and blooms from summer to fall.

 

5. Hibiscus

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It’s low maintenance and can be grown in pots easily. They are available in myriads of colors and can grow with issues in both temperate and tropical climates. Tropical hibiscus can easily handle the temperature above 100 F or more.

 

6. Thunbergia Erecta (King’s Mantle)

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Also called bush clock vine, thunbergia erecta is a shrub that is native to Africa. If grown in a subtropical or tropical climate (USDA Zone 9-11) this plant never fails from flowering, but it can still be grown in other areas of the world.

 

 

 

 

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