Best hot weather Wildflowers – Growing Wildflowers in Zone 10

Do you live in an area where the weather gets extremely hot? Are you located in USDA Zone 10? Are you interested in learning about hot weather wildflowers? If you’re nodding your head to all these questions, then this is the perfect article for you!

Trust me, if you want to be successful in growing wildflowers in hot weather, you need to know what to plant for optimal blooming. To make things easier for you, I’ve explained some of the best hot-weather wildflowers below. Just scroll down to find your answers.

If you encounter any problems, feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll make sure to help you out.

Key takeaways:

  • The hot summer weather is exhausting for the gardener to take every little care for plants into consideration and plants are their kids.
  • Trust me this will not only bring colors to the garden, and lighten it up but also will save you time, you will get more time gazing at them than continue working on them and the soil. 
  • Zone 10 in the United States prevails in North American parts that are near the equator, southern Florida, the Hawaiian region, and California. 

The areas of Zone 10 get scorching heat in summer, so why not look for self-reliant plants that need less care, and love the hot summer sun?

What is zone 10?

Zone 10 as per USDA Hardiness Zone is the area that has hot summertime while the winters are not too harsh but medium type. Zone 10 in the United States prevails in North American parts that are near the equator, southern Florida, the Hawaiian region, and California. 

The flowering plants that grow well in Zone 10 are sunflowers, zinnias, etc.

Wildflowers are another great option to plant in Zone 10. Read below to know why.

What are Wildflowers?

Wildflowers as the name indicates are the flowers that are self-sufficient and just like you have a heart in many poetries, quotes about this word, they simply don’t need much help to grow, “they grow against all the odds.” Zone 10 favors various wildflowers to bloom with beautiful colors, wildflowers are just so easy to grow, inviting good pollinators and birds into the garden, which makes them just like other blooming plants.

What are some of the best hot-weather Wildflowers?


Oh! I love this flower, extremely gorgeous and shining with its gazing yellow color. It is also really good to plant it according to Chinese mythology, it brings fortune, joy, and wit to life. They bloom so well in summer facing the sun, form a great landscape, need less maintenance, can be grown as annuals, seeds can be eaten, and  soil should be hydrated for well-bloomed flowers

False astar

False aster, scientifically known as Boltonia asteroids, blooms too many small white flowers that appear at the end of summer till the cold season. They attract a lot of pollinators and birds. The soil should be well fertilized, and moist. They are perennial plants and need full sun. They are perfect for minimal and elegant land covers. 

Blue flax

They can grow in harsh sun and dry soil. They bloom a few weeks before the spring season. The stems are soft and thin and plants don’t invade the space of others and can grow with the mother plant. The flowers are pretty pale blue coloured, the soil should be moist and well-drained. 


Planted zinnia in moist soil, a hot spot full and they are good to go. Not needing much care and still blooming so well. They are from the tribe of sunflowers and daily is of daisies. They look stunning and have wide varietal options. 

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia shows itself again every year and is biennial. They bring hummingbirds to the garden making land cover more mesmerizing. These need a lot of heat and sunshine to look like one. These plants self-seed, they usually are seen in yellow color with mid-portion dark.

For more such plant related-articles, you may also read, What is Euonymus?- How to Prune Euonymus? – Trimming Euonymus Japonicus

Indian blanket

Non-invasive Indian blanket, scientifically called Gaillardia pulchella also known as Firewheel is the way it looks. They can withstand heat and dryness well. The flowers are bright, and red and have longer survival. The soil should be well-drained, and moist enough though they can thrive equally well in dry soil and won’t extend the dryness. They are perennial and can be grown as annual flowering plants.

Eastern Red Columbine

The flowers of eastern red Columbine are red and also yellow coloured. The plants are herbaceous and short, flowers attract hummingbirds to the garden. The seeds easily germinate and do not need much care. The plant can be cut down after flowering, full sun, and well-drained soil are what they ask for.

Lance Leaf Coreopsis

The yellow color flowering coreopsis is so easy to maintain, they exist till the last frost, and grow well in partial shade. The flowers are the true eye-catchers. The small clusters of flowers are seen, and the plant is native which is another good news. Choosing native wildflowers can never be a bad decision.

Wrapping up the context:

If you are in the area with USDA Zone 10, then hot weather Wildflowers as you have understood, are a great option for planting in a sun-kissed, summer heat-fed garden. You just need to go for natives, for non-natives, you should provide them extra care. Hope you have liked our effort to help you all. 


Can I just sprinkle wildflower seeds?

The sprinkling of wildflower seeds onto the soil will not work. The soil needs to be prepared properly for throwing seeds too. Availability of grass over the soil under the seeds to get in soi, you need to remove layers or patches of grass for that.

What flowers bloom all summer in full sun?

Zinnias, marigolds, begonias, and petunias, are the flowers that are heat tolerant and thrive well in full sun. 

Which plants like hot afternoon sun?

Requiring good sunlight in a day and liking hot afternoon sun are two different things, the noon sun is extremely harsh and has strong rays the whole day. The plants that do well even in the afternoon sun include Calibrachoa species(Calibrachoa Calipetite Blue, Calibrachoa Calipetite Red, Calibrachoa Calipetite Rose), Aloe species( Aloe Little Lemon, Aloe Big Red), and Daylily Species.

What wildflowers come back every year? 

Cosmos, Sunflower, Zinnias, and Coreopsis

What month do you plant wildflower seeds?

For sowing the wildflower seeds, wait for autumn to get guaranteed seedlings and good growth. Though the wildflower seeds can be sown everywhere and blooms are seen the whole year. In the US, they should be planted in the early spring or fall season. In the hardiness zones of the US having USDA Zones 1-6, again early spring planting is more favorable. 

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