Full to extra full sun loving plants?

My back deck is in full southern sun from noon to sundown. I've put all kinds of plants out there that can't handle the heat/sun. What can I put there that flowers? I prefer perennials..
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 13, 2017

  • Allison Allison on Jun 14, 2017
    Miss Huff Lantana loves the blistering sun and is drought tolerant. It does take a bit to get going the first year, but once it does it gets enormous with yellow, pink and red flowers that the hummingbirds and butterflies love. It is slow to come in in the spring but worth the wait. I planted bee balm between two huge lantanas for earlier color and just love it.

  • Maria Corazon Crispino Maria Corazon Crispino on Jun 16, 2017
    try cleome or spider plant. Another nice plant is rose campion.

  • How about roses? They can take the heat. Rosemary would be pretty too for texture.

    • Lisa Rogers Lisa Rogers on Jun 16, 2017
      I've lived in FL since 1993 and rosemary grows to a huge bush very quickly and it is as lovely as it is useful. It's just the winters I am not in NC that I wonder about. I've got some roses that I have kept in their containers to watch how they react but what I have seen so far does not bode well for August days.

  • Maria Corazon Crispino Maria Corazon Crispino on Jun 16, 2017
    They come back every year. Easy to grow.

  • Some plants I have in my all afternoon sun garden ~ Daylily, Catmint, Shasta Daisy, Liatris, Red Hot Poker, Iris, Lantana, Sedum, Love-lies-bleeding (reseeds itself), Rosemary, Alyssum (reseeds itself), Roses, Geraniums, Statice, Yarrow, Snow in Summer, Lambs Ear, Lavender, Catnip, Gaura, Buddleia, Chives, Society garlic , hollyhock (reseeds itself), calendula (reseeds itself), asparagus fern, African Daisy, Lemon Verbena, Cranesbill, Blue Potato Bush, Mallow, Rose of Sharon, Pittosporum...just to name a few ♥ Have fun! BTW, I'm in zone 9