10 HOT SUMMER garden FLOWERS that take the HEAT – plus TIPS for WHEN and HOW to plant them

10 HOT SUMMER garden FLOWERS that take the HEAT – plus TIPS for WHEN and HOW to plant them

Wondering which flowers can take the heat during an Arizona summer? Attract pollinators and add beauty to your yard and garden by planting heat-loving summer flowers. Learn the best times to plant them and whether to plant from seed or transplant.

Take a look at what I’m growing and planting to get my Mesa, Arizona garden ready for summer.

The video includes tips for how to grow sunflowers, how to grow vinca, how to grow red salvia, how to grow blue salvia, how to grow rudbeckia, how to grow globe amaranth, how to grow zinnias, how to grow coreopsis, how to grow cosmos, how to grow angelonia, along with lisianthus, four o’clock, gaillardia, Mexican sunflower, and Mexican hat flower.

10 Flowers that Love Hot Summers:

10 Flowers that Love Hot Summers – and How to Grow Them

How to Grow Zinnias:

How to grow Zinnias – 5 Tips for Growing Zinnias

How to Grow Sunflowers:

How to Grow Sunflowers

10 Ways to Help Your Garden Survive Summer: https://growinginthegarden.com/10-ways-to-help-your-garden-survive-summer/
Summer Gardening in Arizona:

Summer Gardening in Arizona

Thanks for watching!


  1. Christina Staroschak on June 16, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love your channel. Just moved to az so it is incredibly helpful!
    Any solutions for birds eating away zinnias? I feel like I’ve tried it all! Thanks again!

  2. Adriana on June 16, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Angela! Are dahlias something that can be grown in Arizona? I haven’t had any luck finding information online. I’m zone 9b. Is there no way to grow them here? Is it the soil? Heat? I saw on the UofA flower planting guide for the low desert and I see dahlias listed but it’s listed as difficulty to grow. Any input is appreciated! Thank you!

  3. Tabitha Adams on June 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Coneflowers love heat

  4. Ghadah Kaleel on June 16, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Is 4 o clock best from seed or transplant?

  5. Sislertx on June 16, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Black foot.daisy almost hates water and loves heat. And blooms like.crazy and no.dead heading.

  6. graciela sainz on June 16, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Where can I buy the seeds ?

  7. Green Fit Family on June 16, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Very interesting video! 🙂 I bet the insects have a great time in your garden.

  8. Vinh Le on June 16, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you.

  9. Vũ - Cuộc sống sa mạc Arizona ở Mỹ on June 16, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Great channel. I grow a tropical fruit trees forest in my yard, recently been slowly adding flowers to it to makes the wife happy. Do you by chance sell some seeds combo containing most of these flowers? I don’t need much, just a bit of each. Thanks.

  10. Mumbai Balcony Gardener | Vlogs and More on June 16, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I’m re watching this video today for some inspiration and thinking what will do well in our heat with 3 hours sun which is all I can give for flowers . Prime spots are reserved for tomatoes and peppers .
    I have had success with dwarf marigolds , vinca , blue lobelia , clasping coneflower and alyssum too , my garden being south facing gets sun only in the 2nd half of the year. Will try Snapdragon .
    My all time favourite easy ones for the bees are mustard and basil .

  11. Claudia Jones on June 16, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you thank you from the desert

  12. Theresa Chiorazzi on June 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you it was very informative to get your know how love these flowers.

  13. Jaya Chakladar on June 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Love your videos. Very very helpful ! Can I ask where you got your arbor from ? Is that redwood ? Thanks.

  14. Brooke Molla on June 16, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    What?!! You have Lovebirds?

  15. Maria Lim on June 16, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Hello from Toronto.
    Thanks for the tips and lessons.

  16. Dee Daw on June 16, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Was wondering, have you done blueberries, blackberries or raspberries? How do they do with the AZ heat?

  17. Karla Hernandex on June 16, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Question what is the vine in back of you and does it do good in the heat?

  18. Cathleen on June 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Well done!

  19. Melanie Guajardo on June 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    What kind of soil do you plant your sunflowers in? Mine all died.

  20. Holly Lisa on June 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Great list. Extremely helpful

  21. Jerris Richards on June 16, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Very informational, thank you for sharing. I love your videos and garden.

  22. TheNumberLast on June 16, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I live in Australia in 42 – 46 degrees temperature. I don’t think these will cut it.

  23. Little Pink Casa on June 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    I’m so glad I found you. We live in the same area and I desperately need all your advice because I love flowers, gardening but just don’t know how to do it in hot Arizona! Thank you. I’m looking forward to learning more from your videos to create the english garden I’ve always wanted!

  24. John Smith on June 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    I’m in northern AZ and having a hard time. Thank you for this

  25. Miriam Stewart on June 16, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Love your channel! I always learn something new. I would love to see more videos on growing flowers in AZ if possible. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge on gardening has helped me out so much