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Garden Perennial Summer Flowers

Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer Long

May 16, 2023 at 5:08 PM PST
Garden Perennial Summer Flowers

Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer Long

May 16, 2023 at 5:08 PM PST

Whether it’s your first-time gardening or you have a well-established green thumb, it’s not too late to get a beautiful yard. You can maximize your curb appeal by planting a host of perennial flowers that will bloom all summer long.

Perennial flowers are plants that typically have a lifespan of two years. They bloom throughout the season, hibernate, then blossom again. Homeowners tend to appreciate perennial flowers because they take the guessing out of what your summer yard will look like.

However, just because perennials can grow back doesn’t mean they always will. You have to make sure you are planting in the right amount of sun (or shade) for the plants to reach their full potential.

Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer Long


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If you want a beautiful flower that has lasting color and fragrance, then you should consider planting some lavender. Lavender can be planted anywhere in your yard, too. You can use it as a border plant to frame your yard, for example. Lavender also has a tendency to attract butterflies while simultaneously keeping deer and rabbits away. You can always pinch your lavender to add to your tea, potpourri, or other odds and ends in your home when you want a calming fragrance. You can expect a summer of fragrance and soft, romantic purple hues with this plant.

Perennial Geranium

This is another plant that also attracts butterflies. If you plant these in late spring, they will bloom throughout the summer. Some homeowners use geraniums as border plants as well, but they do well as featured plants, too. With geraniums, you will have to give them some shade, so you may want to consider adding these plants to a place in your backyard that’s less exposed to sunlight.

Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus plants are not only pretty to look at, but they make for a beautiful garnish on your favorite summer cocktail and food dishes. Having this plant in your garden will summon all the sweet hummingbirds and butterflies (they love beautiful plants, too!). This flower comes in red, pink, and white, so you can tailor your garden to a specific color if you desire. They will bloom all summer, but when the first sign of cool air hits, it’s a different story. Some homeowners become confused when the hibiscus dies in the winter because it doesn’t look like it would return. But if you give it time, you will see them bloom again the next summer.

Black-Eyed Susan

Add some warm golds, yellows, and bronze to your garden by adding some black-eyed Susan flowers to your garden. This perennial needs full sun so it makes for a great plant in your front yard. Like most perennials on this list, it will attract butterflies, but it is also rabbit and deer resistant. However, with these plants, you will have to remove the blooms occasionally so that new flowers can grow. On average, they bloom for about 90 days.


Most phlox flowers are native to North America, and there are a number of variations of them. Regardless of the type you choose, though, these plants are probably the easiest to grow no matter what hardiness zone you reside in. These flowers grow not much taller than your ankle in height. Since there are so many different phlox flowers, depending on the ones you obtain, your plant may have different sunlight needs. For instance, if your phlox is expected to grow taller than your ankle, you can bet on it needing full sun. But just in case you don’t have an area that gets full sun, you can find shade phlox flowers as well. Phlox is loved by bees, butterflies and just about any pollinator, but don’t worry, deer won’t touch it.

If you haven’t noticed, many of these plants make great backdrops for a garden, but they can also look stunning on their own. With these flowers, you can appreciate their blooms all summer long and won’t have to do too much yard work to maintain them.



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