Unless you’re in the cooler coastal or San Francisco areas, perennials such as Nemesia, Osteospermum, and Erysimum will shy from the heat. Summer-loving perennials such as Calibrachoa, Lantana, Verbena, Wave Petunia, and Pelargonium will last longer. Salvias are starting to arrive and soon you will have at least 15 to 20 different kinds to choose from. Check out the Salvia Golden Delicious. It’s our new favorite!
Annuals that thrive in sun and hotter weather are Cosmos, Nicotiana, Zinnia, Salvia splendens (in red, purple, and peach!), Petunias, Vinca rosea (Calycanthus) and Portulaca. Shade-loving plants are Impatiens, Fibrous Begonias, and Coleus.