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Heat Resistant Flowers

As we enter August in Southern California, where the weather is hottest at this point of the year, it is essential to choose heat-resistant flowers that can thrive in these conditions. Heat-resistant flowers tolerate high temperatures, intense sunlight, and limited water availability. Here are some popular heat-resistant flowers that can flourish in Southern California:


heat resistant flowers

Bougainvillea, which can be found all over our beautiful state, is a vibrant flowering plant known for its colorful bracts. They are highly heat-tolerant and drought-resistant once established. Bougainvillea comes in various colors and can be grown anywhere from on fences to walls. This plant is perfect for California as it likes to be kept dry, making it the perfect garden adornment for the ongoing drought.


heat resistant flowers

Lantana is a great choice for hot climates due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and dry conditions. This low-maintenance flower enjoys full sun and is available in various colors like pink and yellow. Its tiny flowers attract butterflies, making it a great addition to any garden if you love your insect friends.


heat resistant flowers

Also known as moss rose, Portulaca is an annual, low-growing succulent with colorful flowers that bloom in full sun. It's an excellent option for hot, dry areas as they dislike too much water and look fantastic as ground cover or to surround your fencing and house with.


heat resistant flowers

Zinnias are easy-to-grow annuals that come in a variety of colors and sizes. Colors include red, orange, purple, yellow, and white. They are heat-tolerant and can add a vibrance of color to your garden throughout the summer. These flowers like

upkeep, so it’s important to be sure to deadhead the old flowers to stimulate the growth of new ones.

When planting heat-resistant flowers in Southern California, it is essential to prepare the soil with organic matter to improve water retention and drainage. Additionally, mulching around the plants can help conserve moisture and keep the soil cool during hot, dry periods. While all these plants are heat resistant, it’s important to do your research on how much water each one needs. Over-watering your plants can be a waste and may also kill your garden.

About Pacific Vista Landscape Services

Established in 1988, Pacific Vista Landscape Services manages every aspect of landscaping maintenance and design. For more information contact us at:


22777 Lyons Avenue, Suite 212 Santa Clarita, CA., 91321, USA



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