Beat the Heat If you live in a hot, dry climate, choose perennials that thrive in those conditions. Here, Heliopsis and coreopsis have roots in the American prairie, so you know these flowering beauties will keep on blooming even though temperatures and rainfall fluctuate. There's no need to coddle either one.
Bee Balm Monarda - A favorite with hummingbirds, these brilliant monardas explode forth from tall stems to catch the attention of your garden visitors. Grows to 24'' to 36'' H Perennial Bloom period: summer Full sun to partial shade Hardiness zones: 4-9
Long blooming, drought tolerant and clay friendly California native Clarkias annuals. they self-sow reliably, so you’ll have new volunteers every year, brand new plants that never look aged or sad. Exceptionally exuberant, “Ruby Chalice Clarkia” quickly reaches 30” x 30”, displaying a profusion of 2” cherry centered lavender-pink blooms beginning in May and lasting till midsummer and even Fall (with some water).