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Don't let your garden go down in flames!  Summers in Kansas City are hot, hot, hot.  The following flowers are both drought-tolerant and likely to succeed in the greater Kansas City area.

Annuals

Burning Bush, Kochia Madagascar Periwinkle, Catharanthus
Creeping Zinnia, Sanvitalia Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia
Dusty Miller, Senecio Rose Moss, Portulaca
Four o’Clock, Mirabilis Salvia, Salvia farinacea
Gazania, Gazania Snow-on-the-Mountain, Euphorbia
Jacob’s Coat, Amaranthus Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia

Perennials

Basket-of-Gold, Aurinia Sage, Salvia
Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia Sedum, Sedum
Blanket Flower, Gaillardia Silver Mound, Artemisia
Butterfly Flower, Asclepias Spanish Bayonet, Yucca
Daylily, Hemerocallis Spurge, Euphorbia
False Indigo, Baptisia Stonecrop, Sedum
Fleabane, Erigeron Tickseed, Coreopsis
Gayfeather, Liatris Torch Lily, Kniphofia
Goldenrod, Solidago Yarrow, Achillea
Iris, Iris  

List adapted from:
Flowering Annuals, Kansas State University, April 1992 by Gustaaf A. van der Hoeven, Kimberly Williams.
Flowering Perennials, Kansas State University, April 1992 by Gustaaf A. van der Hoeven, Kimberly Williams.

 

 

 
 

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