10 Plants That Beat the Summer Heat
Plant these heat-loving, hardy plants that thrive in hot weather. Simply water them once a week to enjoy their blooms all summer long.
Black-eyed SusanRudbeckia hirta
Sturdy and easy to grow, this early-summer-blooming flower brightens gardens. Cutting encourages them to rebloom late in the season. The 2- to 4-inch blooms have orange-red rays and a prominent purplish-black cone. Deer usually steer clear of these plants.