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7 Summer Bloomers

Keep your flower gardens colorful throughout the entire summer with these prolific bloomers.
  • Glorious Glads

    Gladioli produce tall spikes of large blossoms in a rainbow of colors, and they make beautiful cut flowers. Start planting in mid-May, and plant more every two weeks through mid-June to provide a steady stream of blooms from July through August.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Daylily Dreams

    Vivid and summery, daylilies stand out as hardy perennial plants that thrive in sunny gardens and bloom when the weather is hot. Each flower opens for just one day, but clumps of daylilies produce a dozen scapes or more, each with many flower buds to keep a single plant blooming for many weeks.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Hardy Hibiscus

    Looking for a major player for your summer garden that is sure to elicit oohs and aahs? Look no further than the imposing hardy hibiscus, with its exotic, dinner-plate-size blooms up to 12 inches across.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Delicate Geum Flowers

    Geum flowers, also called Grecian roses, traditionally came in strong colors and had single flowers, but new hybrids feature semi-double or double blooms and more subtle hues like apricot, lemon, and peach. One of the best things about this plant is that the deer and rabbits will leave it alone.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Gorgeous Hydrangeas

    Old-fashioned as they may seem to those who remember the blowsy blooms in Grandma’s garden, hydrangeas are back in vogue. The Victorians loved them, and now we do, too. This trend is fueled by new selections entering the market each year. Breeding and selection has focused primarily on repeat bloomers, on ever-larger flowers, and on double flowers.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Enchanting Echinacea

    Coneflowers are a staple summer perennial in most parts of the country, and for good reason. They're easy to grow, produce non-stop blooms from late spring into fall, and pollinators like bees and butterflies love them. The purple coneflower was the go-to echinacea in the past, but today there are many colors available, some with double flowers and fluffy top-knots.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018
  • Holy Hollyhocks

    These old-fashioned favorites symbolize cottage style. Each stem bears 10 or more blooms, and they're available in a wide range of colors. They bloom from late spring clear through the summer and into fall. The flowers are also popular for making into tiny hollyhock dolls.

    Date Published: May 4, 2018
    Date Updated: May 4, 2018

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