Gardening

9 plants that love the sun


While most plants enjoy a sunny exposure, not all of them can stand full sun.

In general, this induces a dry substrate and high temperatures. Discover a list of plants that love the sun without moderation!

Full sun perennials

Yarrow

  • Variety: Achillea ‘Moonshine’
  • Height: 0.45m
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Interest: its bright yellow highbush flowers blend with green-gray foliage
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : well drained, neutral to lime, poor
  • The little extra? It finds its place in ground cover, in massif or in rockery.

Pink

  • Variety: Dianthus plumarius ‘Haytor white’
  • Height: 0.25m
  • Flowering period: from May to July then in September
  • Interest: small white flowers in the shape of fringed pompoms on a green-gray foliage
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : dry or even stony, neutral to limestone
  • The little extra? Its gently sweet scent.

Agapanthus

  • Variety: Agapanthus ‘Nothern Star’
  • Height: 0.75cm
  • Flowering period: from July to September
  • Interest: its charming spherical blue inflorescences which take place on green and erect stems
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich and drained
  • The little extra? It grows easily by the sea, in the city, in pots or in any type of soil as long as it is drained.

Sun-loving shrubs

Calistemon (bottle rinse)

  • Variety: Callistemon (x) laevis
  • Height: 1.80m
  • Flowering period: in May-June and in August-September
  • Interest: its flowers in the form of small red stems resembling a rinser, hence its French name
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : drained and deep, neutral to acidic
  • The little extra? Its green and persistent lanceolate leaves

American Agave

  • Variety: Agave americana ‘Variegata’
  • Height: 1.50m
  • Flowering period: from July to August
  • Interest: its rosette of variegated green and yellow leaves
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : very dry, stony, poor
  • The little extra? Agave is ideal on very dry ground and in full sun, it makes up exotic beds.

Ceanothe

  • Variety: Ceanothus arboreus ‘Trewithen Blue’
  • Height: 4m
  • Flowering period: from May to July
  • Interest: very floriferous shrub forming numerous blue panicles in late spring
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : well drained
  • The little extra? Its evergreen foliage that hides you from prying eyes all year round!

Climbing plants for sunny terrain

Bignone with large flowers

  • Variety: Campsis grandiflora
  • Height: 7m
  • Flowering period: from August to October
  • Interest: its trumpet-shaped flowers, with a yellow heart and orange petals
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich and drained
  • The little extra? Its very rapid growth which allows to quickly cover a trellis or a wall.

Clematis

  • Variety: Clematis Barbara Harrington
  • Height: 3m
  • Flowering period: May-June and August-September
  • Interest: its flowers with petals streaked with an intense pink and a heart of yellow stamens
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh, rich and drained (cover its base with ground cover perennials to keep it in the shade)
  • The little extra? Withstands temperatures below -15 ° C.

Passion flower

  • Variety: Passionflower x 'Essenza'
  • Height: 4m
  • Flowering period: from July to September
  • Interest: its very original flowers composed of purple tepals topped by long purple, white and blue filaments with wavy ends. At the heart of the flower, towering yellow and speckled stamens stand out.
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : deep and drained
  • The little extra? This not very hardy plant (-2 ° C) can also be grown in a pot in a greenhouse.


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