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Cool For The Summer: 3 Flowers That Thrive In The Desert Heat

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Growing any sort of plant when you live in extremely hot weather – especially if it's dry heat – can be a struggle, but attempting to grow flowers to make your yard look more colorful and more attractive can be a downright nightmare. However, a lot of the hardship and toil of keeping flowers alive and un-wilted can be avoided by simply knowing which flowers to select for your best results. So if you're looking for some flowers that bloom best under the baking sun (whether inside or outside your home), then here's what you need to know.

Turk's Cap

As red and bright as a fire truck, Turk's Cap is suited for whatever Mother Nature can throw at it, be it sun, shade, and even drought, which is relatively common in the desert. Its red flower doesn't spread apart at bloom, but stays in a tight fist, offering a punch of color that draws both the eye and natural pollinators. This plant won't just survive in the baking heat – it'll actually thrive, blooming at the beginning of summer and lasting until the first frosts of winter set in.

Bunny-Ear Cactus

This plant is even more adorable than its name, which is saying something; this aptly named cactus grows two distinct (and non-spiny) pads in addition to its primary stalk, giving off the appearance of a rabbit. Bunny-Ear Cactus produces yellow flowers during the spring and summer, which are a welcome addition to the (often flat, dry, and brown) landscape of the desert. However, these yellow blooms aren't alone for long; these cacti also produce small, circular purple fruit as well, so long as they are allowed to grow in hot areas of low humidity but full sun – or, in other words, the stereotypical desert.

Autumn Sage

Contrary to its name, this flowering plant actually starts blooming in the dog days of summer, giving color and beauty to your yard at a time when few other plants survive. Growing to about two feet tall (and thus easily visible from any vantage point), Autumn Sage has nice, green foliage topped with purple, pink, and red flowers that can attract pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies, ensuring that the beautiful colors of the Autumn Sage will spread around your landscape. For best results, make sure that your plant is getting full sun, and that the ground underneath your sage is able to drain well, and you should have beautiful flowers blooming well into the fall.

For more information, contact a company like Shades Of Green.