Top 10 Plants That Grow Best in Utah

September 17, 2017

With Utah’s dry and hot climate, it can be tricky to know what to plant. Despite being a desert, there are many plants that thrive in the local climate. Know which plants grow well here and get going to make your garden flourish with this list!

1. Zucchini

A low maintenance plant—zucchini does well in use. Plan in a sunny space, water infrequently but deeply, and watch it grow!

2. Tomatoes

This warm season plant loves the Utah heat. Plan in a sunny space with fertile and well drained soil, water about 1-2 inches per week, and enjoy some fresh garden tomatoes.

3. Peppers

Peppers bring the heat and also need the heat to grow. They do well in a hot climate, such as Utah.

4. Corn

Another vegetable that needs the heat—corn. Plant your corn in fertilized soil in a sunny spot, water regularly, and reap the benefits.

5. Snap Peas

Snap peas are an easy plant that grows well in Utah soil. Plant them in spring for a summer treat or mid-August for a fall harvest.

6. Lavender

Lavender is another great plant for Utah because of the require sun. Plant in full sun, water deeply but infrequently.

7. Coral Bells

These little bell-shaped flower bloom in late spring and are a beautiful ground coverage plant to add to any garden.

8. Bee Balm

Bee Balm is a prairie flower that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and as the name implies, bees! This plant can be helpful to pollinate your garden.

9. Daylilies

These little beauties bloom from late spring to mid-autumn and require minimal care.

10. Gaura

Another great space filling flower, Gaura bloom from late spring to the first signs of winter.