BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Thousands and thousands of individuals in the USA are having fun with an age-old interest for the primary time. 

In line with one supply, the pandemic created 18.3 million new gardeners, most of whom are millennials.

The bodily and emotional advantages of gardening

But when that is your first summer time as a gardener in Louisiana, chances are you’ll be questioning what sorts of flowers or greens develop effectively in such intense warmth. 

Luckily, specialists on the LSU AgCenter have the reply. 

In line with the AgCenter, the flowers and greens listed under are recognized for his or her potential to thrive amid Louisiana’s intense summer time temperatures: 

Summer season Greens

collard greens 

cucumbers 

watermelon

cantaloupe

okra

southern peas

pumpkins

summer time squash

eggplants 

peppers

candy potato slips

heat-set tomatoes

bell peppers

Flowers

Ageratum

Amaranthus

Angelonia

Balsam

Begonia

Blue daze

Celosia

cleome (significantly Senorita Rosalita)

Coleus (sun-tolerant varieties)

Coreopsis

cosmos (yellow gold and orange flowered varieties)

dusty miller

gaillardia (short-lived perennial)

Gomphrena

Lantana

Marigolds

Melampodium

narrow-leaf zinnia

decorative pepper

Periwinkle

Pentas

Portulaca

Purslane

Rudbeckia (Goldsturm is a long-lived perennial)

Salvia

Scaevola

Sunflower

SunPatiens

Tithonia

Torenia

Perennial verbena

Want extra tips on find out how to create a phenomenal summer time garden in Louisiana? Click on right here for recommendation from the LSU AgCenter.

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