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7 Garden Plants that Absorb Summer Heat

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
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Canna Flowers

As summer is on and everyone wants to get rid of this scorching summer heat. Let’s discuss some heat-absorbing plants that are helpful during this time. Instead of giving up gardening in these heat-laden months, try planting these garden plants that absorb the heat better than others. 

Plants that absorb Heat:  

To make it a little easy for you, we have listed the top 7 heat-absorbing plants below:  

1. Hibiscus:  

This plant belongs to the Malvaceae family (a distinct type family of flowering plants). It is cultivated as an ornamental plant for its showy flowers, is native to warm temperate and tropical regions. In the initial 5 months, this plant requires about 12-13 hours of sunlight. That's why this is an ideal time to grow it. To grow well, the Hibiscus plant needs coarse soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. 

2. Zinnia: 

Zinnia is one of the easiest plants to grow, it proliferates and blooms heavily. These flowers are loved by the butterflies as it offers a massive burst of color. The best thing about growing Zinnias in a summer garden is its bright, solitary, daisy-like flower heads that bloom on a single, erect stem.  Dahlia flowered Zinnia is the most common type that thrives up to 3 feet tall. It could be grown in mixed border gardens, edging, window boxes, or containers.  

3. Marigold: 

Marigolds are extensively used in India from marriage ceremonies to festival celebrations, it is a prominent flower in India. Marigold belongs to the Compositae family and is cultivated across the country, all around the year. Marigolds require minimal investment and care and having a short cropping period. There are two varieties of Marigold i.e. French Marigolds and African Marigolds. French Marigolds are short, and their flowers are smaller in size; while African Marigolds are tall and their blooms are pretty large. 

4. Canna: 

Having bright and cheery look, these bright flowers are bound to freshen up your garden . Canna lilies are the most colourful and flamboyant summer flowers, having tapering ruffled spikes to colourful summer bulbs. It is available in a wide variety of colors, paddle-shaped leaves and stalks in green or bronze shades, these flowers make a garden look beautiful and enticing.  

5. Mogra: 

It is one of the most common flowers cultivated in Indian gardens. Everyone loves its intoxicating aroma and gorgeous white flowers, it is adored and adorned by one and all. This plant is a dwarf growing shrub with almost stalkless leaves and wavy margins. These plants can also be grown as a short climber. Its heavy scented white flowers are borne in clusters of 3 to 12 and may be single, semi-double or perfectly double. Mogra flowers are mainly grown in the summer and rainy seasons. 

6. Balsam: 

These plants have Camellia like double or single flowers with pink, salmon pink, scarlet, red, lilac, white, blue, mauve etc. Balsam flowers are ideal for decorating beds, pots, paths and borders. Scientific name  of this plant is Impatiens Balsamina and it is derived from the Latin word impatience. It prefers 6-8 hours of sunlight and high-quality rich soil. 

7. Coleus:

A perennial herbaceous plant very often thrives in the garden for its colorful foliage. These plants grow in the height of 30-50 cm. Coleus is mostly grown as a pot plant and is a favorite of windowsill gardens. Very few dwarf types are suitable for carpet bedding. It is noticed that pot-bound Coleus plants thrive better leaf color. Generally, 4 to 6 hours of sunlight and humus rich potting mixture is ideal for growing coleus.

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