Best drought resistant annuals for full sun
Lavatera trimestris (Royal mallow)
Annual plant that grows up to 1m in height. Royal mallow has hairy leaves and pink or white flowers in the summer.
Linaria maroccana (toadflax Fairy)
Erect plant that grows up to 45 cm in height with small purple, pink or white flowers.
Linum grandiflorum (flowering flax)
Plants with slender leaves of greenish gray color. It grows between 45cm and 75cm and is used to soften the strongest shades in beds and borders.
Onopordum acanthium (cotton thistle)
Biennial giant thistle that forms a rosette of thorny leaves. It is a very architectural shape. The leaves are greyish-green and in the second year it produces branched stems that reach 3m in height, crowned by purple and white flowers.
Poppies are annuals and easy to grow. They can reach up to 1m in height and typically produce bluish leaves and warm colored flowers such as orange, red and yellow, but also white and pink. They are also much appreciated for their beautiful seed heads.
Portulaca grandiflora (Rose moss)
Portulaca grandiflora is an annual plant with red stems and very fleshy green leaves. It reaches only 20cm. The flowers appear during the summer, single or double and can be pink, red, yellow or white.
Salvia sclarea (clary)
Biennial plant with pale pink flowers that are born in the second year of cultivation. The leaves are rough and the plant can reach 1m in height.
Silene coeli-rosa (rose of heaven)
Slender plant that reaches 50cm in height with gray-green leaves. In summer, they produce small pink flowers with a white center. The flowers of Silene coeli-rosa last for a long time in jars.
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