LONDON, July 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Amid soaring temperatures and hosepipe bans, Pelargonium for Europe shares the top five plants chosen by award-winning landscape designer Claudia de Yong, to withstand the heat
Lots of garden plants will benefit greatly from the Mediterranean heat the UK is currently experiencing and once established they will become drought tolerant. There are many plants to select, but below are 5 great plants that can withstand the summer heat:
Pelargoniums (geraniums) are the ultimate summer sizzler - drought tolerant, brilliantly colourful and extremely easy to care for. The scented varieties are particularly good in the hot sunshine which is especially good news if they have been planted in pots or hanging baskets. There is a huge selection of varieties available too.
Cistus - the bushy rock rose is a sun loving evergreen plant that carries mounds of bright coloured flowers from white through to bright magenta. It is ideal in sunny borders or large containers.
Perovskia - the Russian Sage has aromatic silvery foliage and violet blue flowers and they can be used as cut flower and great as a companion to other late summer flowering plants like Gaura and ornamental grasses.
Echinops are easy to grow, big thistles that have globes of tightly packed blue flowers which open into tiny stars carried on slender stiff stems, and are very attractive to bees and butterflies. 'Veitch's Blue' is great for the smaller garden.
Sedums which are often found in rock gardens along with succulents and house leeks never flag due to their plump foliage which acts as water storage tanks. These plants are great for a green roof too.
Further information on geraniums plus images are available in a free download at http://www.pelargoniumforeurope.com
Notes to Editors:
Pelargonium for Europe
Pelargonium for Europe is a marketing initiative founded by European geraniums breeders Dümmen Orange, Elsner PAC, Florensis / P. van der Haak Handelskwekerij, Geranien Endisch and Selecta One, to promote long term geranium sales.
SOURCE Pelargonium for Europe