Pugh’s Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area, including cities in Tennessee like Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville as well as Little Rock, Arkansas. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners.

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We are in the midst of excessive summer heat some of which we haven’t felt in years. With such heat comes a risk to your plants and ground cover. However, there are some plants that are heat tolerant that you can consider that can make it through such an oppressive time of year.

Egyptian Star Cluster

Also known as Pentas, this is a tropical plant that is native to Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar so they are used to the heat. In fact, they bloom more in full sun.

Lacey Blue Russian Sage

Not only does it add purple to your landscape, but this heat and drought tolerant plant also has a sturdy, compact form that keeps it standing tall. It loves full sun.


This is a tubular flowering plant that thrives in full sun and loves the heat. This flowering plant is available in different colors.

Reflexed Stonecrop

This is a succulent plant that tolerates dry and hot conditions. It works well in a rock garden or drought-friendly commercial landscape.

Teenie Genie® Compact Lantana

This dense, compact, heat-loving shrub delivers a continuous display of multi-colored flowers which open as chiffon yellow and transition to fuchsia pink. The shrub thrives in full sun.

Kudos Gold Dwarf Hummingbird Mint

In the blazing sun, this gold-hued flowering plant offers a dazzling touch to your landscape. It tolerates heat and drought. And, as its name implies, it attracts hummingbirds.

Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan

This flowering plant offers a long bloom season and loves full sun and heat. The beautiful flowers can be cut and displayed in a bouquet.

Contact us today to learn how we can offer these heat-tolerant plants, flowering plants, and shrubs and others for your commercial landscape.