Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) - I've always read that snaps prefer cool temperatures, but these 'Ribbon' series snapdragons that I grew from seed bloomed non-stop right through the heat. (I did water them, of course.) They looked so enticing, they ALMOST made me want to venture outside to pick a bouquet (almost).
|Snapdragons 'Ribbon Mix'|
|Calendula 'Bon Bon' with Snapdragon 'Ribbon Mix'|
|Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii' and pink Wave petunias|
|Convulvulus tricolor (Dwarf Morning Glory)|
This Martha Washington Geranium (Pelargonium) is an African plant that does not mind the heat. It sucked up water like a sponge, so I did have to water it every day. Annual geraniums need to be deadheaded and deadleafed (remove dead/yellow leaves) continually to keep them looking spiffy.
|Martha Washington Geranium|
|Calla lilies (blooming), with canna and penstemon foliage|
I'm quite happy with this quiet little diascia which I picked up on a whim - it has been blooming non-stop since June, and together with the lamb's ears provides a cooling touch to this hot spot near pavement.
|Stachys byzantina and Diascia|