Hibiscus flowers can turn any yard into a tropical getaway. This plant’s large, showy flowers range from pink, to yellow, to red, to white, to orange, and even various color combinations. Hibiscus plants prefer full sun and plenty of water. Their blooming period lasts about a day or two, a short but sweet summer presence.
Catmint, an aromatic herb, succeeds in giving that subtle summer feel. With its blueish lavender petals and tall stature, this plant adds dimension and color to every landscape. Known to be a low maintenance, easy to grow herb, Catmint enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. When planted near other plants and vegetables, this plant’s aromatic properties even serve as an insect repellent!
Whether your garden is in need of a pop of color, or taller flowers for more dimension, Foxglove’s lively magenta coloring and vertical shape can fulfill both of these needs. This plant prefers full sun or little shade and moist soil. Its unique petals, which are shaped like tiny tubas and are dotted along the inside, create an interesting summer spectacle worthy of a second look.
Columbine, also referred to as Granny’s Bonnet for their bell-like shape, is a perennial that blooms in many different colors. Among many other colors, this flower can be found in purple, white, and even burgundy. Columbine isn’t picky when it comes to soil, but does do best when planted in partial shade. If you’re hoping create a pollinator-friendly summer garden, Columbine in the perennial for you!
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