For long periods of daytime temperatures in the 80- 90 F (26-32 C) range, causes some bedding plants to stop flowering even though they have been adequately watered. Some plants that have withstood the heat of the summer include:

  • Amaranthus
  • Bedding Begonia
  • Celosia
  • Convolvulus
  • Coreopsis
  • Dahlia
  • Euphorbia
  • Grasses
  • Helianthus
  • Kochia
  • Pelargonium
  • Petunia
  • Portulaca
  • Rudbeckia
  • Saliva
  • Tagetes
  • Verbena
  • Zinnia

The average bedding plant thrives where the site has some protection from the prevailing wind but receives little or no shade during the day .The soil should be free draining, reasonably rich in humus but not too rich in nitrogen. Unfortunately we can often do little or nothing to change the situation and it is wise to select plants that are known to succeed under the conditions that will prevail.

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