Plants that like sun
How to Grow Blueberries in Pots (the secret is four “Ps”). Because you’re planting them in containers and can provide for all their needs, even those without the naturally acidic soil that blueberries love can grow these plants. Fill your larger containers with these compact shrubs, and place them for easy picking.
Fatalii is one of the few Capsicum chinense species with origins in Africa. It originates from Central-Africa and was developed from chili peppers that returning slaves brought home. The plants are about 60-90 cm high and have a good harvest. The ripe pods are bright yellow and are tapered at the end. Up to 7-9cm long and about 2-3cm wide. They love the sun. The Fatalii is very suitable for pots. The peppers are very hot, have a fruity flavor. Perfect for making a very hot sauce.
Why can't all plants be as easy and rewarding as Blue Sky Vine, the flower-packed climbing vine for your sunny patio, deck, or fence? This charming sun-lover sets hundreds upon hundreds of large sky-blue blooms all summer long, asking nothing more than a bit of food and water and a support to show off its beauty!The flowers are so lovely that even if this plant weren't so floriferous, it would be treasured for every bloom! 2 to 3 inches across, they're a watercolor-clear azure tinged with ...
Love delphinium but can't always make it last when the summer heat sets in? Then this New Zealand introduction is the one you must grow! Dark rosy-pink blooms with a contrasting "bee" (that central cluster of petals in each flower) open in great numbers for 3 months or more on super-vigorous plants that are specially bred to stand up to heat and humidity. Cut them for the vase or let the hummingbirds enjoy them in the sunny garden! Zones 3-7.
Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort). This relatively unknown plant deserves a lot more attention. It's a cinch to grow and features clusters of phlox-like pink, purple, or white flowers in summer and fall. Full sun and well-drained soil.To 2 feet tall and wide. Grow it with Yarrow; both are low-care, sun-loving perennials that make great cut flowers and have long bloom seasons. Zones: 3-9
Thymus serphyllum, commonly known as wild thyme and is available as seed from Kings Seeds. Tried growing these in pots ready to plant out but found that sprinkling the seed around the pavers worked the best. Again thyme is great for full sun and enjoys free-draining soil and will tolerate poorer soils too.
Lemon Slice Calibrachoa - actually look like mini petunias and are commonly called million bells. The plants become so covered with blooms that you almost see no foliage. Lemon slice has a unique yellow and white striped blossom. It's neat mounding habit makes it perfect for container gardens and garden beds. Plant in full sun and it will bloom abundantly all summer...I've loved our purple ones, but I think the bunnies do too. The baskets have done great, but no flowers in the ground.
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Mexican fleabane' Masses of small daisies, emerging white, then turning pink, with yellow centres, give this plant an unusual, two-tone effect. It has a long flowering period, from May to October, and is amazingly versatile, being low-growing, happy in su sun or partial shade and thriving in any well-drained soil. It's also tolerant of coastal conditions. Try it as an edging plant in a mixed border, alongside paths, in a gravel garden or spilling over walls.
Sempervivum Brauni | Hens And Chicks, Live Forever, Houseleek | Pale green, round rosettes. Once, every grandchild received a start of this plant from their grandmother. Remember Hens and Chicks in your Grandparents’ garden? The rosettes of leaves (the hens) send out many offsets (the chicks) that can be transplanted to another location. Unusual flower spikes are produced eventually. Prefers sun in almost any soil. Unusual flower spikes are produced eventually.
Full sun is best, but not required. Willows are among the fastest growing trees, gaining height by as much as 6 to 8 feet a year. They grow well in USA Zones 4 - 9 and will absorb standing water. If you have trouble with standing water in your yard, try planting a willow tree in that spot. It's a lot less expensive than a landscape overhaul.
Vitex tree, or Chaste tree. It is a deciduous shrub that is commonly trimmed into a small tree. This fast growing shrub gets to an average size of 15′ high by 15′ wide. This sun loving shrub will bloom all summer long until early fall. Normal bloom times in North Texas are from May to September. It is a well adapted plant for most landscapes in Texas, but loves well drained soil and needs full sun to get the best blooms. The most common bloom color is lavender, but there are some pink and white.
Angelonia Serena – a tough plant that blooms all summer long with blooms that resemble a snapdragon. Angelonia loves full sun and the hot, dry conditions of summer. They are resistant to disease, & make great cut flowers. Compact enough for both container and border plantings. If you want a prolific blooming, hot weather (but humid tolerant) plant, try Angelonia.