What Are the Best Flowers to Plant in the Sun?

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The best flowers to plant in the sun include Coreopsis, Black-Eyed Susans and Shasta Daisies. Plant flowers in the sun with tips from a gardener and nursery owner in this free video on flowers. View Video Transcript

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Jessica Smith

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Hi, my name's Jessica Smith. I work for Blands Nursery in West Jordan, Utah. Today we're talking about planting flowers in a sunny location. Sunny locations are considered at least an area that gets six hours or more of full sun. Some really good perennials in our area are right here, like the coreopsis, the black-eyed susans, the blanket flowers, shasta daisies, and the purple cone flowers. These are summer blooming flowers that continue to bloom for a long time and are drought tolerant. Over here we have some annual flowers. Annual flowers will give you a blast of color throughout the season. From petunias to verbenas to the lantanas and the dahlias. Dahlias in our area are only annual, but we can pull up the tubers each year and replant. Lantana's a real tough annual here, perennial in mild climates, but it gives you a great bloom, nice smelling little foliage. The little bat face gives you a little variety, it looks like a little bat with little ears. The million bells right here look like teeny little petunias and will continue to bloom throughout the season, and the fast growing mandevilla right here gives a nice little annual vine up a trellis or around a small gate.