BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hundreds of thousands of individuals in america are having fun with an age-old passion for the primary time. 

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

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

Luckily, specialists on the LSU AgCenter have the reply. 

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

Summer season Greens

collard greens 

cucumbers 

watermelon

cantaloupe

okra

southern peas

pumpkins

summer season squash

eggplants 

peppers

candy potato slips

heat-set tomatoes

bell peppers

Flowers

Ageratum

Amaranthus

Angelonia

Balsam

Begonia

Blue daze

Celosia

cleome (notably Senorita Rosalita)

Coleus (sun-tolerant sorts)

Coreopsis

cosmos (yellow gold and orange flowered sorts)

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 methods to create a gorgeous summer season garden in Louisiana? Click on right here for recommendation from the LSU AgCenter.

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