I like to see what plants can take, but the drought/heat is taking it to a new extreme. With August temperatures over 100 degrees F. this summer, my yard got no additional water for the two hottest weeks. I started noticing which plants were impacted by heat and drought and which still did well. The warriors are tough, beautiful, sun-loving Southeastern natives. Read more.... about the 4 top performer/survivor plants.
Swamp Sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius, Goldenrod, Solidago rugosa and Aromatic Asters, Aster oblongifolius came through with flying colors, brightening the late summer - fall garden with gorgeous blooms of yellows and purple.