Good news for those living in hot southern climates: There are tons of sun loving plants that welcome scorching temperatures.
In fact, these sun perennials and full sun plants only need watering once a week since they can sip rather than guzzle water. It’s a real bonus for times of drought or water restrictions. What’s better, you don’t have to be limited to sun loving plants in the cactus family like agave and aloe. From Rose of Sharon to Rosemary and Yellow bells to Rugosa rose, many full sun plants have hardy blooms that thrive in the heat, adding some showy flowers to your landscaping. Favorite sun perennials like Black-eyed Susan and Butterfly weed also add nice pops of color.