Summer is not only the hottest and most troublesome time in the life of every gardener, but also a unique season in terms of “full-bloomed”. Most garden plants bloom in the summer, delighting with a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. But not all cultures can boast the duration of their parade: under the hot sun, they quickly bloom and just as quickly leave the garden scene. But there are among the main characters of the garden show and special cultures, the flowering of which covers almost three months. They not only allow you to create “stable” compositions, but also simplify garden maintenance, being the first competitors of colorful, but demanding year-goers.
Not only pilots are able to bloom all summer
At the mention of plants that can bloom throughout the summer, petunias, caliberhoa, lobelia and other annuals are the first to come to mind. Seasonal plants really bloom from the beginning of June, not only until the fall, but even until the first frost. True, the price for such a show is very high: annuals require leaving, and leaving relentless. It is necessary for both handsome people growing in ampels and pots, and plants in the ground, because in order to constantly produce hundreds of new buds, you need access to moisture and nutrients.
Growing flyers, no matter how beautiful they are, does not simplify the maintenance of the garden. And even more so in the summer, when numerous garden troubles already take almost all the time, and the garden attracts most of the attention, leaving the second role to the decorative garden.
But do not think that we are doomed to choose either one or the other. Combining the cultivation of abundantly flowering plants with the opportunity to enjoy a colorful show and leave yourself time to rest is quite possible, because there is an alternative to summer people, and it is beautiful.
Garden perennials, the very universal plants that form the basis of all beautifully flowering compositions, allow you to solve a wide variety of problems. From them you can create continuously flowering flower beds and flower beds, form ensembles with different colors and visual effects, choose compositions to suit your style or specific design theme.
The right choice of perennials allows you to create a garden that is attractive from early spring to late autumn. And for the summer, the flowering time of most crops, perennials have stocked up a particularly rich selection of species. And among them you can find such cultures that will please flowering throughout the hot period until the arrival of autumn.
Among perennial garden stars there are plants that bloom for only 1-2 weeks, and cultures with a longer “parade” lasting 30-45 days, and sometimes almost two months. Beautiful daylilies, yarrows, panicled phloxes, umbilical trees, lilies, and nivalis are a typical example of summer classics. And if you choose the right varieties, then their flowering time can be stretched from June to the end of August.
But there are also perennials whose flowering by nature exceeds 65-70 days and covers literally the whole summer. They are real stars of flower beds, mixborders and rabatki, which are pleasing to the eye and simplify the maintenance of the garden.
Let's get acquainted with the 8 best perennials that can bloom all summer, closer.
For a list of perennials blooming all summer, see the next page.