If you live in a hot climate where extreme heat is always a concern, then you want to ensure you plant the right organic flowers in your organic garden. You can include annuals with your perennials so that each season, you have beautiful organic flowers in your garden. Below, you will find several different organic flowers that love the hot weather; however, these plants also can’t stand certain conditions, but we’ll expand on that with each of the organic flowers listed.
- Celosia Spicata – Also known as wheat celosia, this flower blooms in purple, pink or red. This flower can grow anywhere from two to four feet and is an excellent cut flower. These organic flowers, however, do not like cold water or cold soil.
- Cleome Hassleriana – Also known as spider flowers, these organic flowers grow from three to five feet and are available in white, pink, red and purple. These organic flowers are great to grow from seed and have no strict conditions.
- Eschscholzia Californica – Also known as the California poppy, these organic flowers come in cream, orange, yellow, pink and red and can grow from six to 15 inches. These organic flowers do not like to be transplanted and do not tolerate wet or rich soil.
- Gazania Hybrids – These organic flowers grow anywhere from six to 15 inches tall and come in a variety of colors including yellow, pink, red orange and bronze. While heat is not a concern for these organic flowers nor is wind, humidity is as is wet soil and rain.
- Lantana – These flowers grow anywhere from one to six feet tall depending on the particular species. These organic flowers are available in cream, pink, orange, red, purple, lilac, white and bi-colors. These are best bought as transplants and should be purchased without the berries, which are toxic. These organic flowers do not deal well with rich soil or night temperatures that go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Nicotiana – Also known as flowering tobacco, these organic flowers can grow from eight inches to five feet tall depending on the exact species. They are available in pink, rose, white and purple and are extremely easy to grow from seed. These organic flowers do not like their leaves and stems being wet, so it is vital that you water from underneath.
If you aren’t sure what would ideally work with the area in which you live, check out the USDA website or check with your local agriculture office.