Zonal geranium or pelargonium is a classic summer container plant because it loves sun and can handle being dry. Plus the deer don't like it!
Verbena likes it hot and likes it dry. Sounds like a winner for the sunny patio at the weekend house!
Black-eyed Susan vine or Thunbergia alata can provide a great vertical accent to decorate a post or pillar.
Supertunias are some of the oldest cultivated annual plants for containers so the color palette is huge!
Supertunias - with regular watering, love the sun so bring it on!. No deadheading required.
A large container of plumbago on the patio will transport you to the tropics.
Bright and cheerful lantana will attract butterflies.
The rich vanilla fragrance of heliotrope suggests planting near a patio or seating to take full advantage of it. Warm afternoon sun is said to bring out the fragrance even more.
Mixed hanging baskets for sun need to be watered every day, sometimes twice a day in hot weather.
Spikes of white and blue, light blue, dark blue - look like a small annual delphinium.
Trailing geranium or pelargonium peltatum has a more tumbling habit and open flower clusters - great for large containers or hanging baskets.