Sunflowers are hardy, heat and drought tolerant flowers that are remarkably easy to grow. This makes them an ideal summer bloom for hot, dry climates.

Those of you who know just how hot it gets in Fethiye might be forgiven for thinking “what else could possibly grow in that heat?”

Just take a look at the beautiful flowers and plants there are growing around the area throughout the summer.

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a tropical plant that bursts forth with a vibrant swathe of colour, climbing up walls and terraces to provide some much welcomed shade where needed.

Bougainvillea growing over a gateway
Bougainvillea growing over a gateway provides a colourful entry to an apartment block in Deliktaş
Bougainvillea forming a hedge around a garden
Bougainvillea forming a hedge around a garden

Geraniums

Geraniums love the sun and grow well in containers, borders or beds

Geraniums love the sun and grow well in containers, borders or beds
Geraniums growing in a hanging basket

Marigolds

Marigolds bloom heavily in the full sun

Marigolds in full bloom in Fethiye centre
Marigolds in full bloom in Fethiye centre

Bottlebrush

A hardy shrub that can tolerate most conditions. Often found in damp, marshy soil

Bottlebrush growing in Kocaçalış
Bottlebrush growing in Kocaçalış

Hibiscus

There are several hundred species of Hibiscus that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world

Hibiscus growing in Taşyaka
Hibiscus growing in Taşyaka

Water Lilies

There are many small streams in the area where you will find Water Lilies. They live in temperate and tropical climates around the world and are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the surface

Water Lilies growing in Çiftlik
Water Lilies growing in Çiftlik

Here are a few other flowers that you will see in the area during the summer…

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If you’re thinking about re-vamping your garden click here for some more examples of heat tolerant flowers.

 

 

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