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In your landscape, some portion of your yard will likely be fully exposed to the west, where the cumulative heat of the setting sun can make planting difficult. In both hot and dry, and hot and humid landscapes, a landscape designer must configure design of the yard for protection from the west. In the desert, specifically adapted plants, such as palm trees, are a natural fit. For other areas, site specific shade structures ought to be installed. Below are the top 10 plants known to thrive in hot, sunny spots. Get more ideas for landscaping sunny areas.

Top Plants for Sun

Agave americana

Blue Agave


Bougainvillea hybrids

Canna indica 'Phaison'


Cistus purpureus

Orchid Rockrose

Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Ranger

Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax

Lavandula stoechas

Spanish Lavender

Pennisetum setaceum

Fountain Grass

Salvia greggii

Autumn Sage

All palms

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