With such a vast array of garden Crops Which Flourish in full Sun, it can be tough to know how to start narrowing down the choices.

 

When planning beds and borders for glowing spots, it’s important to remember that sun-loving plants may have widely differing requirements such as moisture, drainage and soil type. At the height of summer, the full sun really can bake plants. Some plants, such as bearded irises, can cope and also benefit with this kind of heat. Other people need a more moisture-retentive dirt, and more regular watering, to deal with the hottest times. With a little planning and preparation though, any budding landscape gardener can design an arrangement which will work well in the hot sun all year round.

To help inspire you, we have selected seven gorgeous plant combinations for complete sunlight, below.

 

  • Silver and yellow is a timeless colour combination for sexy, Dry boundaries.

 

  • Agastache and eryngiums

 

This stunning combination of cool-toned Agastache Supply both plants with good drainage.

 

  • Agastache and Eryngium

 

Here, luminous and sumptuous colours bounce from each Other to create a striking screen.

 

  • Brown-red chocolate cosmos with purple verbena

 

  • Cardoon, scabious and nepeta

 

Planted with wildlife in mind — that container combination Cynara ‘Violet de Provence’, Nepeta x faassenii and Scabiosa ‘Blue Note’ are used.

 

  • A mixed planter of cardoon, scabious and nepeta

 

  • Artemisia and achillea

 

Orange and silver is a classic colour combination for hot, dry borders. Planted this is Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’ and Achillea ‘Moonshine’, each of which perform best in soils with water that is sharp.

 

  • Silver artemisia leaves and yellowish achillea flowers

 

  • Silver artemisia leaves and yellowish achillea blossoms

 

  • Sedum and salvia

 

Ruby tones dominate here, with the stars being Salvia If you prefer, leave the sedum flowerheads to give winter interest.

 

  • Red salvias with pink sedums

 

  • Red salvias with pink sedums

 

  • Dahlia and carex

 

This summer bud combination uses the russet tones of Carex Comans as a backdrop to the dramatic Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Nouveau’. Lift and keep the dahlia tubers over winter, although the carex can stay in place.

 

  • Pink dahlia in a kettle using carex

 

  • Pink dahlia in a kettle with carex

 

  • Salvia and stachys

 

Pastel colours rule here. Fluffy texture is provided by lamb’s Ears, Stachys byzantina, while bee-friendly salvias provide marvellous Comparison. Plant at a dry, sunny spot and deadhead to maintain the screen coming.

All of these combinations are perfectly suited to the quite hot and dry weather typical on the Spanish islands.

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