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For a smaller, colorful specimen, Fire Power Nandina adds dramatic impact in areas with low sun.
Deep green foliage appears in the spring, turning rich red in fall and maintaining its color all winter. The compact shrub is perfect for smaller areas or containers. height, width, zones One of the prettiest species of the genus, Oenothera fruticosa (Sundrops) is an upright clump-forming biennial or perennial boasting showy clusters of large, saucer-shaped, bright yellow flowers, 2 in.
across (5 cm), atop reddish, slender, hairy stems clad with lance-shaped green leaves. Blooming profusely from late spring to early summer, the flowers open during the day, hence the common name Hardiness: What's My Zone? Flowering Shrubs: Sun or Shade.
Flowering Shrubs. These broadleaf shrubs are deciduous in the wintertime so be prepared for them to take the winter season off and drop their leaves.
Long-blooming and well-behaved, producing no seeds.
Gardenia. Gardenias are known for their fragrant white blooms about the size of a half-dollar. They bloom in the early spring and sometimes again in early Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
There is deep shade, the darkest of growing conditions; light shade, where plants get about three hours of sunlight a day and dappled light the remainder of the day; half shade, which means half the day is full sun, half the day is full shade; and of course, the ultimate condition for herbs and vegetables, full sun, meaning the plants get at least six full hours of unobstructed light each day without any shade.
These plant-combination ideas will help you construct a container garden full of heat-resistant plants that will thrive even on triple-digit days. These containers love full sun and heat, and implementing these tips will help your garden coast smoothly through the dog days—calm, cool, and collected.