Echinacea ( Coneflower ) have always been a mainstay in the sunny perennial garden. They are easy to grow and tolerate of a wide range of conditions, including being drought and heat tolerant. Plant in full sun in average soil.
Baby bear dwarf sunflower (Helianthus annus) This variety grows up to 48 inches. We are planting 10 varieties of dwarf sunflowers as a temporary filler for the flower bed, as we can't plant bulbs until October or November in our hot desert climate.