Even if you maintain a consistent watering schedule during the warmest days of summer, many plants growing in containers will slow
down their production of blossoms and new foliage. Fill your pots with these vibrant plants that do well when the temperature increases,
and you can beat the heat. Since most originate in warm climates all over the globe, these plants are often treated as annuals when planted
in cooler regions. On the other hand, you may bring many of them inside to spend the winter and restore them to the outdoors once the
weather becomes warmer.
1. Angel’s Trumpet
While in full bloom, a healthy-sized angel’s trumpet is enough to make a person halt in their tracks. Depending on the type, the trumpet
shaped blooms that dangle from the branches may grow to lengths of more than one foot. When the sun has set, the blossoms also give off
a lovely and somewhat sweet scent. If you have pets or children, you should be sure to keep these plants out of reach since ingestion of any
component of the plant may result in severe illness or death.
Agave is a lovely plant that adds a touch of architectural interest to any pot, even though it is not planted for its flowers. There are both
striped and solid types of agaves, and the green and blue hues may range from light to dark. The leaf tips of most types are highly pointed;
thus, if you have young children or dogs, consider trimming the points off or covering them so that they are less prone to cause injuries.
The name “summer snapdragon” has been given to this versatile flower on occasion. No matter how hot the summer gets, its flower spikes
may be purplish, white, or pink in color, and they occur throughout the season. Although dwarf types of Angelonia are ideal for container
gardening due to their smaller stature, other Angelonia varieties feature bigger flowers.
When cultivated in the ground, bamboo has the potential to become a fast-spreading hazard; yet, when grown in a big container
(from which it cannot escape), bamboo makes for an impressive display plant. It is ideal for creating a fast-growing screen that provides
seclusion. When planting bamboo, you should create a planting hole twice as broad as the root ball; if you’re planting in a container,
check to ensure it’s large enough!
The banana tree, with its enormous leaves, significantly impacts the surrounding environment. To get a tropical height effect, position the
plant in the middle of a garden bed or at the far rear of a garden against a fence. If you want something a little more interesting than the
standard green color, search for varieties with dark red or white mottling around the margins.
Canna is an excellent choice for producing a lush, tropical appearance since it has huge leaves that may be variegated (there are many
different types of cannas) and bright blooms in red, orange, yellow, and pink colors. Since these plants are often located close to bodies of
water, the soil in a garden must be kept damp for them to thrive. The option is also to bring cannas inside for the winter and then transfer
them outdoors in the spring.
Lantana is a flowering plant that attracts butterflies and produces colorful blooms in bright hues like red, orange, yellow, pink, and white.
Certain flowers have blooms that provide an ombre appearance by gradually becoming lighter or darker from the outside in. Even when
they aren’t in flower, many striped or striped spotted leaves can add color to your landscape.
Mandevilla is often considered among the most stately blooming vines because of its big trumpet-shaped blossoms in various colors of red,
white, and pink. It is a vigorous climber that produces copious amounts of blossoms in the form of clusters of flowers all over the vine. It is important to remember that eating any part of this plant might be fatal.
The passionflower is one of the most gorgeous climbing vines because its blossoms are so ornate and come in various vibrant colors that
they virtually cover the whole rainbow. Ensure they have access to a robust trellis or lattice to climb on. Another one of the butterfly’s
Clusters of stunning starry blooms in red, white, or pink are produced by the Pentas plant. The flowers continue to bloom throughout the
whole summer, regardless of how hot it may become. (And so do the butterflies, which are completely obsessed with them!) Their
development pattern is orderly and close together.
Plumbago, with its stunning blossoms that seem like the sky at night, is famed for luring in butterflies. This bushy vine grows quickly and
produces a prodigious number of blossoms throughout the whole summer. It is resistant to heat and cold and may grow as a lovely blooming
groundcover. Moreover, it can withstand the heat.
12. Blue Salvia
Blue salvia is a fantastic plant with purple-blog blooms and can withstand heat and drought. It also attracts pollinators. Since these salvias
thrive poorly when the temperature is low, you should wait to plant them until there is no longer a threat of frost.
13. Sky Vine
This vigorously spreading vine is covered with enormous, sky-blue blooms throughout the summer. Butterflies like feeding on this plant;
while the adults sip the nectar, some species munch on the leaf. When planting in warm climates, use extreme caution since sky vine has the
potential to become invasive in regions where it does not freeze.
14. Bush of Blue Potatoes
The lovely blue potato bush, a shrub, produces blooms with a deep violet-blue coloration. This low-maintenance plant is often offered for
sale in its “standard form,” which indicates that it has been taught to function as a patio tree. Using this shrub as a living screen, you
may create some seclusion in the garden. On the other hand, due to the high probability that it contains poisonous substances, it is
preferable to store it in a location that is inaccessible to both children and animals.
15. Milkweed of the Tropics
It is difficult to say which is more beautiful: the vibrant red, yellow, and orange blossoms of the tropical milkweed or the dozens of
butterflies drawn to them.
The foliage of this plant will be consumed by Monarch caterpillars, so don’t be alarmed if you see a few holes in the leaves. This is a
test garden gardening tip. While touching this plant, use caution since the milky sap can irritate the skin.