With the sun coming down strong on Southern California, its good to know what kind of flowers would thrive in 6 hours of direct sunlight. After all no one would want to walk out to their yard to find that their flowers have been scorched by the intense Southern California sun.
Day Lily – These perennials require nothing special in the way of soil and a minimum of maintenance. The blooms are available in a multitude of colors, and produces several blooms on each stalk. Most varieties flower for a three-week period; combine early-, mid- and late-season varieties to have color from early summer to fall.
Shasta Daisy – Its large, cheery flowers and trouble free foliage make Shasta daisy a natural addition to a sunny garden. This clump-forming, perennial blooms from early summer to fall on 2-1/2-foot-tall stems. Provide support to keep the taller types from falling over. Tolerates a wide range of soils; provide consistent moisture.
Salvia – Hundreds of species of salvia exist, and they all share the common characteristic of vertical spikes of vibrant flowers and gray-green leaves. A favorite of hummingbirds, the tubular blooms can be found in hues of blue, red, pink or violet. The variety dictates the time of bloom, and the color. Most types can withstand periods of moderate drought.
Purple Cone Flower – A very dependable and drought-tolerant perennial, purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea) blooms atop 2- to 3-foot stems in mid to late summer. The protruding flower centers are butterfly magnets. Cultivars come in a striking array of colors, including orange, yellow, raspberry and white.
These are only a fraction of the types of flowers that are available for spaces with constant sunshine. If you would like to know more on these perennials or see what kind of design can be done for your home, we suggest giving us a call at 888-600-7224 and setting up an appointment with a landscape designer. They will be able to let you know what flowers will prosper in your specific space and also help you to completely redesign you entire yard.
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