Purple coneflower loves Southern sun. Water. Coneflowers may go weeks without water. 18-inch stems have daisy-like flowers.
They look best in large plantings and are planted from seeds or nursery starts. Dwarf kinds grow well in containers, and all cosmos reseed.
Although it's common in the South, some consider lantana invasive. Spreading shrubs with yellow, purple, pink, white, and red flowers.
Pavonia lasiopetala blooms in summer. Two- to four-foot-tall perennial shrub with woody base and grassy top.
First, it's gorgeous. Salvia is a consistent, months-long performer with multicoloured blooms from April through fall. The blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
This plant isn't particular about soil, doesn't need fertiliser, and thrives in both dry and wet conditions. Trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds.
This plant prefers well-drained soil. Verbena grows to 4 feet but is just 8-10 inches tall, making it a good container plant.
Yarrow is a perennial that blooms from late spring through early summer. Tiny yellow, pink, red, or white blossoms cluster above feathery stalks.
Like the other plants on our list, bulbine can withstand heat and drought. Its 18-inch clumps can spread 3 feet.