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Do you want some perennials in your garden which bloom all year? You will definitely wish that. Year round blooming perennials produce year round flowers and beautify your garden. These specialized plants do not need to be replanted every year. Here is a list of some such perennials.

Wedelia

This perennial ground cover has glossy and dark green leaves. This is a hardy perennial that can grow well in either sun or shade. Wedelia produces yellow flowers which are quite similar to daisies in appearance. While growing wedelia, you should be very careful because being a ground cover; it spreads very quickly and is also considered invasive.

African Daisy

This perennial plant can grow up to 1 foot tall. Having a round shape, African daisy grows in full sun and requires well-drained soil. It produces showy flowers in pink, orange, red, white and yellow color all year.

African Iris

African iris is a perennial which can grow up to four feet tall. You should grow an African iris in full sun or shade in a well-drained soil. This plant has an upright shape and produces white flowers all year round.

Lantana

Lantana can grow 3 to 6 feet wide and attracts butterflies. This round shaped plant requires full sun and well-drained soil to grow. Lantana produces clusters of small flowers throughout the year. These aromatic flowers come in different colors including yellow, white, pink, purple, red and orange.

Peace Lily

Peace lily can grow up to 6 feet tall and has an encircling shape. Having an average growth rate, this perennial likes part sun or shade to grow well. Growing in well-drained soil, Peace lily produces white flowers.

Campanula

This perennial produces flowers in shades of white and blue. In cooler climates, it can be grown in full sun but it will require partial shade in areas where summers are too hot.

Red Hot Poker

Red hot poker is a tall plant and can grow up to 5 feet high. It produces multi-colored spikes of flowers in colors ranging from ivory to bright red. Red hot poker requires full sun to grow. Moreover it also requires ample space as a full-grown plant may be three feet wide.

This is my list of those perennials which can be grown to have flowers all year round. You can grow any or all of these to have beautiful blooms throughout year.

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Butterflies not only add beauty to our garden but they also provide services of pollinating flowers. During their entire life cycle, butterflies need a variety of plants. To fulfill their needs, you are required to provide them with right plants. Here in this article, I am providing you a list of some perennials which you can grow in your garden. These perennials will surely make butterflies flock to your garden.

Bee Balm

As its name suggests, bee balm attracts bees but at the same time, this perennial attract butterflies. These plants produce pink, purple or red flowers which are arranged in whirling clusters. Being hummingbird magnets, these perennials do best when they are provided with moist soil.

Black-eyed Susan

Blooming from summer to cold, black-eyed susan is a popular perennial as well as an exceptional resource of nectar for butterflies. Butterflies including swallowtails and monarchs are especially attracted towards these perennials.

Garden Phlox

This perennial produces flowers in clusters which grow atop of dark green leaves on vertical stems. They are very attractive and fragrant and need full sun to thrive. Garden Phlox provides nectar to butterflies in summer and fall. Grow these plants and you will see different kinds of butterflies in your garden.

Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower is drought tolerant as well as handles poor soil conditions. It produces yellow and red bi-color flowers from May to frost. You can easily grow these flowers as they require low maintenance. They attract swallowtails, whites and sulphurs.

Butterfly Weed

This perennial produces bright orange flowers which especially attract monarch butterflies. Reason is that these perennials not only produce nectar but also act as host plants for caterpillars. These flowers attract swallowtails, spring azures, giant swallowtails and of course monarchs.

Blazing Star

Blazing Star can prove to be an interesting addition to a perennial garden as it attracts butterflies with its jazzy purple spike of flowers. These perennials attract buckeyes butterflies.

Coneflowers

These perennials produce flowers in different colors including white, orange, yellow, oink and purple. These flowers have a brown center and are produced abundantly on sturdy stems. Butterflies love these drought tolerant perennials. They require partial shade or full sun to thrive.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush produces flowers clusters which act as butterfly magnets. They prove to be excellent perennials when grown around patios and decks. These drought tolerant flowers require full sun to grow. Flowers grow in different colors like yellow, white, pink, blue and purple.

That is a list of some perennials which are popularly known for attracting butterflies. Grow these in your garden and enjoy watching different kinds of butterflies.

Flowering plants which bloom fast are liked by every gardener because they bring beauty and fragrance to your garden in very short time. Are you also looking for some fast growing flowering plants? If yes then you are reading the right post as I have made a list of some fast growing flowering plants.

Yellow Flag

Yellow Flag is a perennial having, of course, yellow flowers and gray-green foliage. It is an easy-to-grow plant which requires full sun and damp soil to thrive properly.

Morning Glory

It is again a perennial vine which produces bright green leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers in different colors. Flowers of morning glory bloom only in morning. Most probably, this vine is so named because of this feature. These vines may grow up to 10 feet in length and require ample sunlight and well-drained damp soil to grow.

Forsythia

It is a flowering shrub producing yellow gold-like flowers. Growing up to 10 feet high, this shrub has a fountain-like beautiful look making it ideal for your garden. Lighting requirements of this shrub include either full sun or light shade and as far as soil is concerned, it should be well-drained and have additional water.

Lavatera

Lavatera is mostly grown for its ostentatious and cup-shaped beautiful flowers. They are also fast growing plants giving excellent look to your flowerbeds. Lavatera grows in rocky and sandy soil and can also tolerate drought. Growing requirements include well-drained soil with full or partial sun.

Common Sunflower

Common sunflowers are easy-to-grow annuals which are capable of capturing butterflies and songbirds to your garden. They have heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers. Growing up to 15 feet high, these plants need well-drained as well as acidic soil to grow. Other requirements include full sun and habitual watering.

That was a list of fast growing flowering plants with their growing requirements. Choose any one of these to add color to your garden quickly.

Most of the garden flowers start losing their blooms by mid of July. But still there are some perennial flowers that bloom in hot weather of mid July. Here I am going to provide you a list of some perennials that bloom in mid-July. Plant these flowers in your garden and don’t let it stay bare until next spring season.

Rose Mallow

Also known as swamp mallow, this is a tall plant producing flowers. This plant can grow up to 2 to 4 feet tall and blooms from mid to late July. It produces flowers in different attractive and vibrant colors like white, red and pink. Growing conditions include full sun and fertile and moist soil.

Gladiolus

This plant begins to bloom in July and can continue to bloom until October. This plant produces tall spikes of colorful flowers which come in colors like purple, pink, yellow, red and green white. This flower can be grown in many ways. You can grow these in either flower beds or borders or they can also be grown to be used as cut flowers.

Rudbeckia

These flowers are commonly known as black-eyed susan and I have discussed these flowers earlier in some of my posts. This plant blooms from mid-July until October producing small and beautifully colored flowers having dark cone structure in mid of flowers. It grows well both in full sun and partial shade and needs proper drainage to grow healthily.

Globe Thistle

This plant can reach to a height of up to 3 to 4 feet and produces bristly and sphere-shaped flowers having steel blue color. Thistle-like bristling leaves surround these beautiful flowers. These flowers also require well-drained soil and full sun to grow properly.

This was a list of perennial flowers which you can plant in your garden in so that they can beautify your garden in hot and dry month of July.

Perennial sunflowers, which are mostly grown in vegetable gardens, are more refined and popular than annual sunflowers because they have finer leaves and smaller flowers. There are some kinds of perennial sunflowers which can grow up very tall. I have also grown some of perennial sunflowers in my garden and I suggest you to do the same because these flowers are not only beautiful but also attract butterflies and birds. Here I have made a list of perennial sunflowers from which you can choose one to grow in your garden.

Thin-Leaved Sunflowers

Thin-leaved sunflowers can grow up to five feet tall provided that they are planted in full sun or partial shade. They are quite popular among growers because they are adaptable to different soil and light conditions. Having bright yellow color with a greenish central cone, these sunflowers are long lasting when used as cut flowers. This plant produces more flowers when it is properly deadheaded. Best growing season for these sunflowers is late summer or early fall as they are at their peak at these times of year.

Maximilian’s Sunflowers

This type of perennial sunflowers is the tallest among perennial sunflowers as it can grow up to six to seven feet tall. Its height can vary depending upon soil conditions and humidity. These plants produce bright yellow flowers from mid summer to late summer.

Swamp Sunflowers

Having yellow flowers with dark centers, these flowers are native to East Coast. Their best attribute is that they can tolerate damp soil conditions which other plants can’t. Its blooming season starts from late August and continues until October. These plants can also grow up to seven feet tall.

Flore-Pleno

This plant produces golden-yellow flowers all summer and can grow up to a height of four to five feet. These sunflower plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds and due to this quality, I have also grown these in my home garden. Flore-pleno is resistant to pests and diseases and requires partial shade to grow well.

Woodland Sunflowers

Like swamp sunflowers, these are also native to East Coast. These sunflowers naturally grow in wooded areas having clear-yellow flowers and stiff leaves which are like sandpaper. These sunflowers are a good choice for those gardens which have partially shaded locations.

Sunflowers are beautiful creature of God which adds colors and beauty to a garden so consider growing any of the above perennial sunflowers to beautify your garden.

There are a number of plants that are grown best in summer as they can tolerate high temperatures and hot sunny days. Do you also want to grow some beautiful plants this summer? If yes then let me tell you that list of summer plants is too long that it becomes difficult to decide which plants will grow best in your garden. To make it easy for you to decide, I am giving a list of some plants that grow best in summer.

Daylily

These perennial plants are drought tolerant and are resistant to pests and diseases. Flowers of these plants bloom in a wide range of colors including peach, orange, pink, red and burgundy. These showy and pretty flowers attract butterflies and are the best for planting around a yard or garden border.

Roses

Roses are the most loved plants having spectacular flowers. I have also grown roses in my garden so I can guarantee you that these plants require little care and maintenance and are very easy to grow. As they have flowers of vibrant and bright colors, so they are considered best to add life and color to your summer garden.

Purple Coneflower

These are also great summer perennial plants. Like daylilies, they are also hardy and tough plants and are tolerant to heat and drought so they can prove to be the best plants to grow in summer. Another specialty of these plants is that they can grow in almost every type of soil including those which are low in nutrition. These purple-pinkish flowers, having orange center, are very beautiful and best for summer gardens.

Butterfly Bush

This is a great summer plant and truly adds color to garden as its flowers have a large variety of colors including lavender, white, blue, pink and purple. These plants are loved by gardeners because these plants bloom throughout summer.

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are popular among gardeners because of their vine-like ability. They can grow on walls and fences provided that they are given support with the help of a string or net. Throughout summer season, they produce fragrant flowers having a wide range of colors.

Black-Eyed Susan

Another tough and perennial flower is Black-eyed Susan which grows well in summer and can tolerate hot and humid conditions. This plant produces flowers having golden yellow color which can have a width of up to 9 inches.

Bluebeard Shrub

This shrub is a treat for gardeners who want to beautify their garden in late summer. This shrub produces blue blooms having silvery-green leaves. Birds and butterflies are also attracted towards this heat and drought tolerant plant.

Hosta

Hosta are another popular summer plant which is known for their beautiful foliage. Its leaves have beautiful pattern as they have yellow, white and green stripes on them. They are capable of bringing color and liveliness to any summer garden.

This list of best summer plants will help you a lot in choosing best plants for your summer garden. So, this summer, grow any of the above plants to give a different and stunning look to your summer garden.

Perennial plants are versatile and are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes therefore amateur gardeners love to grow these plants in their garden. Like others, these plants also need special care and handling if you want them to bloom healthily and beautifully. If you are also looking for some tips for perennial plants care, then this post may prove very useful for you as I am going to give you some tips and instructions regarding perennial plants care:

  • Perennials should be grown in well-drained soil. If you have grown them at a location where it becomes a pool after rainfall then you are required to change their location.
  • Perennials are required to be watered regularly especially when it is their first growing season. Most of the perennials require to be watered once a week up to a depth of eight inches. The best time for watering perennial plants is morning time so that their leaves can become dry before evening.
  • Different perennial plants require different light requirements so I would like to suggest you to plant them at a location where they can receive at least 6 hours of sunlight. But there are some varieties of perennials like ferns which require sunlight early in the morning and shade in afternoon.
  • As far as fertilizing is concerned, perennials should be fertilized in early spring before their new growth appears. Every 100 square feet of planting area requires about one to two pounds of grainy fertilizer.
  • You also require pulling weeds around the plants on regular basis. In order to control growth of weeds, you are recommended to apply 1 or 2 inches of organic mulch like shipped bark around plants. Mulch actually preserves dampness and controls growth of weeds.
  • Spent blooms should be removed as it will extend blooming time.
  • Last but not the least; you should keep flower beds neat and clean as dirty flower beds can attract pests to attack plants.

These were some very useful tips which you should follow for proper care of your perennials to have healthy and beautiful blooming plants in your garden.