If you enjoy a beautiful yard with bountiful growth then direct sunlight can be your best friend. Plants that require full sun can be demanding, but the payoff is always worth it. Living by the coast, most yards get their fair share of sun-time!
If you have always wanted to utilize your sunny yard to its fullest potential but never got around to researching how then keep reading! Today, we are going to cover several plants that thrive in direct sunlight.
If your property is packed with sun, then your garden should shine.
Full Sun Fun: Choose Your Plants Wisely
The variety of sun-loving plants to choose from are so diverse that your landscape will repay you with bright beautiful colors. And, because of their affinity for hot climates, full sun plants and flowers can weather a dry location.
We all know that variety is what also creates a well-rounded yard, so let’s break down the best plants for direct sunlight by categories: hearty and consistent perennials and colorful flowers.
**Note: These lists are not comprehensive in nature as there are many plants that do well with direct sunlight. These are just some of our favorites.**
Perennials That Thrive In Sunlight
These juggernauts will always make my list of best perennials for their consistency and beauty. Peonies can last what seems like forever, and do well in the Western side of the country. The flowers that bloom from them are fragrant and dense while the bush grows to around three feet.
For adding simple understated beauty to your yard, miniature roses are highly recommended. There are several types of miniature roses but most of the bushes grow about two feet and the tiny flowers that yield are a sight.
The Canna will add beautiful blooms to your yard on a yearly basis. Be careful though. While the Canna can produce gorgeous colors, you will have your work cut out for you managing the Canna’s affinity to grow and grow.
Flowers That Can Take The Heat
If you live in a tropical location, the Lantana should be a staple for your yard. The stunning flowering can brighten up any yard or potted plant. Lantanas will bloom year-round too and there is no shortage of color when they do. Expect red, yellow, or orange flowers that really pop.
Spring is the perfect time for your picture-perfect mums to bloom. An Easter time staple, mums work well with any yard because of their beauty and ability to be displayed in the yard or inside your house.
Looking for a low-maintenance option that will stun your neighbors? Look no further than this show stealer. The hibiscus can be added to an already existing garden due to the diverse color options. They prosper in warm to very hot climates and their versatility can work in any location in your yard.
Your yard doesn’t have to suffer from too much heat and sunlight. The plant and flower options at your fingertips will help guide you to a unique and heartwarming yard that you can enjoy for years to come. Our Turf Medic Lawn Experts can help you fill your yard with these resilient plants!