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Purple Sage (Salvia 'Celestial Blue'). This hybrid loves extreme heat and is great for the sunny areas of your garden. In addition to butterflies, swallowtails adore the nectar of its amazing blue blooms.

from Old Farmer's Almanac


Pansies - These are a must for fall, winter and spring garden. They are good for three seasons or until the extreme heat hits. - Great plant ~ Pansies are hardy annuals whose flowers have "faces." These plants offer colorful flowers for any season in your garden. They have one of the widest ranges of colors and are good for containers, borders, and ground covers.


Endless Summer Hydrangea... blooms for early summer to the first frost. Tolerates both extreme heat & cold. Bloom on old & new growth. Avoid any size less than one gallon or they won't bloom the 1st year. H: 3-4 ft, W: 3-4 ft, Spacing 3 ft., Partial Sun, Hydrangea macrophylla


Heuchera 'Hercules' (Hercules Perennial Coral Bell) Zone 4-8a Height 8" Culture Part Sun to Light Shade The vigorous 8" tall x 15" wide clump of medium green leaves, heavily speckled white in spring, is topped in late spring (June in NC) with 20" tall spikes of dainty carmine red bells. The leaf coloration fades in extreme heat, but returns when the temperatures cool. We find that a few hours of morning sun grows the best specimens.

from Lost With Purpose

How to travel in extreme heat without dying (too much

Traveling in extreme heat is more than just uncomfortable–it's dangerous! But sometimes it's your only option, and you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Here are some tips for ensuring that you survive your toasty travels without ending up in the emergency room!


Snowball viburnum, absolutely stunning.... They are stunning and I had five of these along my driveway at the previous property ~ withstood extreme heat, frost in winter and the occasional dusting of snow! AJ