7 Flower Bed Ideas for Full Sun

Golden Rudbeckia

Golden rudbeckia pairs well with bright yellow marigolds, silver dusty miller, red and white geraniums, and variegated dracaena. The key to mixing all these colors: planting in swaths to avoid a spotty effect.

Spring Sunshine

Sunny garden beds aren't just for summer stalwarts. Spring sunshine is less intense, making it suitable for a host of plants, including these tulips, grape hyacinths and pansies, which are thriving in the full sun.


Snapdragons are an underutilized annual that deserve to see more "action" in the garden, especially since they bring a circus of color in unusual flower forms.

Climbing Roses

The pink flowers of these climbing roses are joined by purple-flowering veronica and chartreuse-leaved euphorbia in a tritone arrangement that looks fresh and appealing.

Portable Planter

Flowers for full sun? Who says they can't be portable? In the hottest days of the summer, or when you're away on vacation, wheel them to the shade temporarily to save on maintenance and watering.

Create Flower Ribbons

Colorful ribbons of flowers make an artistic statement in this sun-loving flower garden bed. Flowers include red, gold, orange and pink celosia, pink and white vinca, purple and white petunias, and blue torenia and salvia. These are tough plants.

Simple Design

Sometimes less is more. In this case, less variety in flowers and less variety in color add up to more visual oomph. Orange tithonia, also called Mexican sunflower, backs up a stream of yellow marigolds and pockets of purple verbena.

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