In the bed outside my kitchen window, I have Balloon Flowers with African Daisies along a fence facing east. Balloon Flowers die back each winter only to reappear in the spring. They take heat very well. If they die back, please don't assume they have died. The African Daisies were overwhelming the Balloon Flowers so I dug the Balloon Flowers up in early June and divided them so they are more spread out over the rest of the bed. One transplant continued to bloom … then mysteriously died back … only to show new growth coming from its roots a few weeks later. I also pinched off the dead flowers and planted them in open spots. It will be interesting to see if I see new sprouts later this summer. Love the contract between the blue Balloon Flowers and the yellow African Daisies (Euryops). Don't you? Click on slide show below.
And those Bachelor Buttons I planted from seeds last fall are still blooming the following summer. They just love the heat! A God send in Houston. See pics below.
Lastly, my "Special Garden" friend before she passed away … gave me her prize double red Hibiscus. I've been nursing it back to health … repotted it into a larger container … fed it with Miracle Grow … the first blooms fell off when they first opened … but now it is rounding into form … see pics below