5 Flowers That Can Stand Up to Summer's Heat

No shrinking violets here.

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Fill your summer arrangements with these hardy picks from Anaeli Sanchez, florist and event coordinator at .

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Lisianthus

Though their petals look delicate, these flowers, which are native to the American prairies, will last up to .

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Gerbera Daisies

As long as you give their long stems plenty of support (), these colorful, cheerful blooms can thrive for up three weeks in your summer arrangement.

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Roses

"Most roses are also relatively resilient to warm weather," Sanchez says. The key is to avoid varieties with too-delicate petals.

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Orchids

Whether used as an accent in a bouquet or displayed in their pots, orchids will stay vibrant as long as you give them .

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Calla Lillies

A favorite of summer brides, calla lillies have a lovely simplicity. To help them endure, cut their stems in a bath of warm water, then place in a container of cool water in the .

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Fabulous Fillers

Don't just rely on big, beautiful blooms to fill out a bouquet. "Fillers can include fresh lavender, scabiosa pods, hypericum berries, craspedia, thistle, and any other hardy floral accents," she says. Here, thistles bring unusual texture to . "They can also add color and visual interest to an arrangement, and will make it less vulnerable to the summer heat."

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5 Plants That Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.

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