Everyone’s gardens are reaching their peak right now with all the summer flowering beauties out there. If your garden could use a little boost, here are some fabulous plants to add summer color. These are also fantastic plants because they bloom for such a long time. Use them in combination with shrubs as background to complement their colors as they emerge. Right now all perennials are on SALE – Buy 5, Get 6th Plant FREE or mix and match with trees, shrubs and roses during our Plant Spectacular Sale.
Joe Pye Weed
In full to part sun Joe Pye has purple stems, dark leaves with pink flower heads on top. There are several varieties with a similar look but in various sizes. Standard Joe Pye is about 6′ tall! Butterflies love this plant.
What is not to love about this bright, golden yellow bloomer? They are often planted, but for good reasons – hardy, easy care and long blooming. The gold flowers with dark centers and large, dark green leaves bloom July into September.
Not just pale purple and pink anymore! Coneflowers can be found in white, oranges, yellows, red and shades in between. These sun loving plants bloom for weeks in summer, make great cut flowers and are loved by birds, bees and butterflies too.
In my book, sedum wins the easy-care prize. They are drought tolerant and most of the upright varieties are later bloomers that attract pollinators like crazy. Try varieties like Autumn Joy, Neon, Matrona or Purple Emperor blooming soon near you!