We are so happy to have sunshine, blue skies, and higher temps here in Michigan. Now that summer is in full season, you will see landscaping come back to life with new blooms and vivid colors. So, we’re sharing eight blooms to inspire your summer landscape projects!
The Cardinal Flower is a wildflower plant native to much of the Midwest including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. These tall perennials bloom in late summer, can reach 1.5’ to 2’ tall, and can tolerate full sun to full shade.
‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox
This perennial is special due to its high resistance to mildew and ability to bloom for weeks. ‘Bright Eyes’ blooms in mid-summer, reaches 1’ to 2’ tall, and does best in full sun.
‘Tomato Soup’ Coneflower
Echinacea plants, otherwise known as Coneflower, are a clump-forming perennial that offers large, showy flowers. Once established, these flowers can be drought resistant. They bloom all throughout summer, reach 2’ to 3’ tall, and do best in full sun.
‘Bubblegum Blast’ Monarda
This perennial grows in clumps of upright stems and are best known for their gorgeous, vibrant pink color. Otherwise known as Bee Balm, they are great for attracting little friends like bumble bees and hummingbirds. Monarda flowers throughout the summer, grows 1’ to 2’ tall, and does best in full sun.
‘Elsa Spath’ Clematis
These flowery climbers are a multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody vine. They bloom in early summer with possible reblooms in late summer/early fall and need full to partial sun.
Orange Garden Lily
Lilies are a common summer flower, with large, showy blooms bringing a bit of elegance to any landscape. These bloom early to mid-summer, reach 3’ tall, and do best in full sun.
‘Snow Lady’ Leucanthemum
These perennials are most effective when planted in groupings and are excellent for cutting. Commonly known as daisies, these bloom throughout the summer, reach under 1’ tall, and do best in full sun.
‘Superba’ is known to grow very tall with stunning, lavender-pink blooms. These bloom in late summer, reach 2’ to 4’ tall, and do best planted in partial shade.
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