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The most beautiful permanent bloomers for a colorful summer garden


The most beautiful permanent bloomers for a colorful summer garden

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Sometimes it takes a while before you realize which plants you can really rely on. I don’t mean those who somehow survive, but real stars in the midsummer garden. Here come the twelve most beautiful permanent bloomers for an endlessly long garden summer.

After the color explosion in spring and early summer, the garden usually comes to a halt when it comes to flowering. The peonies have long since said goodbye, of the stately ornamental onion balls only the – admittedly pretty – seed heads remain, many roses take a break, even the lavender blossom is coming to an end. It looks like the garden will have to breathe in July and August. But not now! Where you finally have the time to enjoy the garden. These twelve proven perennials and two-year-olds won’t let you down. The permanent bloomers look enchanting in the bed, require little maintenance and look good even in the vase. For an endless garden summer.

Sun bride (Helenium)

Sun bride – Helenium

What a beautiful name for this summer flower: the sun bride conjures up bright accents in the garden. With its – depending on the variety – flowers in yellow, orange, red or reddish-brown, it delights in high and late summer. I like the combination with goldenrod (Solidago), coneflower (Rudbeckia) and grasses such as feather bristle grass ‘Karley Rose’ (Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’), which is reminiscent of prairie gardens.

Flower color: yellow, orange, red, red-brown

Flowering period: July to September

Height and width: 60 to 150 cm, depending on the variety

Location: sunny

Candle knotweed (Bistorta amplexicaulis, Persicaria amplexicaulis)

Candle knotweed – Bistorta amplexicaulis, Persicaria amplexicaulis

If you are looking for a spectacular eye-catcher from June to frost, you will find it at the candle knotweed. Some rampant relatives have earned him a bad name. There are numerous tame species among the knotweed, from the dense ground cover to the magnificent perennial. The fantastic permanent bloomer remains compact and still needs some space to unfold. The bright pink flowers float like candles over the lush green foliage. Knotweed harmonizes beautifully with large-flowered partners such as the pink coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), the yellow prairie coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), mallow (Malva) or fine grasses such as the pink hair grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris).

Flower color: pink

Flowering period: June to October

Height and width: 60 to 140 cm high and 50 to 70 cm wide, depending on the variety

Location: sunny to partially shaded

Argentine verbena (Verbena bonariensis)

Argentine verbena (Verbena bonariensis)

One of my absolute favorites! The Argentine verbena, also called tall verbena or Patagonian verbena, comes from South America. The lavender-colored flowers float like umbrellas on long, graceful-looking stems. It blooms tirelessly until frost, defying wind, drought and heat. The Argentine verbena looks great among other tall perennials such as the Candelabra Speedwell (Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’) and as a companion to taller grasses. The perennial is not always hardy in our latitudes, but can easily be propagated by sowing.

Flower color: lavender-purple

Flowering period: July to October / November

Height and width: 80 to 150 cm high, 15 cm wide

Location: sunny

Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’ (Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’)

Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’ (Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’)

‘Café au Lait’ is an absolute must for every dahlia lover. This enchanting strain produces plate-sized, milk-coffee-colored flowers with a touch of pink from July until frost. Stunning! Impressive partners are the tall hollyhocks in strong dark colors such as the black and red Alcea rosea ‘Nigra’, the Argentine verbena (Verbena bonariensis) or feather bristle grass (Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’).

Flower color: cream

Flowering period: July to October

Height and width: 80 to 100 cm high, 50 to 60 cm wide

Location: sunny

Man litter (Eryngium)

Man litter (Eryngium)

This prickly plant comes across as idiosyncratic, exclusive and noble. Even in winter, the striking blue-violet flowers of the man litter, also called noble thistle, look enchanting. The robust plant copes well even on barren or sandy soils.

Flower color: steel blue, blue-violet

Flowering period: June to August

Height and width: 40 to 80 cm high, 30 to 50 cm wide

Location: sunny

Candelabra Prize ‘Fascination’ (Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’)

Candelabra Prize ‘Fascination’ (Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’)

Simply stunning, simply gorgeous! With its shining, spike-shaped flower stalks that shoot up straight upright, the candelabra-speedwell conquers the gardener’s heart by storm. Planted in groups in the background of the bed, on the fence or on the property line, the neighbors can turn green with envy. The combination with Argentine verbena (Verbena bonariensis) and feather bristle grass (Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’) is particularly elegant.

Flower color: pink-violet

Flowering period: June to August

Height and width: 150 to 170 cm high, 80 to 100 cm wide

Location: sunny to partially shaded

Magnificent candle (Gaura lindheimeri)

Gaura

Image by Pitsch from Pixabay

The splendor candle blooms gracefully and persistently with its slightly overhanging flower clusters in delicate white with a touch of pink. In a warm and sunny place, it thrives without much care. Pretty bedding partners are large-flowered beauties like the dahlia ‘Café au Lait’ (Dahlia Café au Lait ‘), pink coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) or mallow (Malva).

Flower color: white-pink

Flowering period: June to October

Height and width: 80 to 100 cm high, 60 to 80 cm wide

Location: sunny

Blue rue (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Blue rue (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Countless fragrant, violet-blue flowers float on the long, branching stems of the blue rue (Perovskia atriplicifolia) and extend summer well into autumn. The robust subshrub likes dry rather than moist locations. Pests avoid the blue rhombus. The combination with lavender or catnip is harmonious. If you like it a little more fiery, plant the blue rhombus together with yellow or pink roses or lilies.

Flower color: violet blue

Flowering period: July to October

Height and width: 100 to 120 cm high, 40 to 80 cm wide

Location: sunny

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

The former medicinal plant is now especially pleasing to the eye. The purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a true treasure trove of nature for many insects such as butterflies and bees. Every single flower stem produces hundreds of small flowers.

Flower color: pink, purple

Flowering period: July to September

Height and width: 40 to 70 cm high, 30 to 50 cm wide, depending on the variety

Location: sunny to partially shaded, moist soil

Scented nettle (Agastache hybrid)

Scented nettle (Agastache hybrid)

With its purple flower stalks, the scented nettle (Agastache hybrid) is a long-blooming beauty in the garden. Their aromatic scent not only flatters our nose. It also magically attracts butterflies and bees. Yarrow and echinacea are nice bedding partners.

Flower color: pink, purple, white – depending on the variety

Flowering period: July to September

Height and width: 60 to 80 cm high, 40 to 60 cm wide

Location: sunny, dry

Spornflower (Centranthus ruber var. Coccineus)

Spornflower (Centranthus ruber var. Coccineus)

The spurflower is a classic among the perennials. It thrives on dry, barren soils as well as in normal garden soil. She loves a sunny location. Spur flowers even conquer cracks in walls and pavement joints.

Flower color: pink to purple

Flowering period: June to August

Height and width: 40 to 60 cm high, 40 to 50 cm wide

Location: sunny

Yarrow ‘Kirschkönigin’ (Achillea millefolium ‘Kirschkönigin’)

Yarrow ‘Kirschkönigin’ (Achillea millefolium ‘Kirschkönigin’)

Finely chiseled, fresh-green leaves form the harmonious background for countless brightly colored, cherry-red, umbel-shaped flowers that are in full sun. The yarrow ‘cherry queen’ is a must for natural gardens. Whether romantic combinations with roses or cheerful borders with dahlias, gladioli or pink coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), the ‘cherry queen’ always cuts a fine figure. Without stealing the show, of course. The robust perennial is absolutely hardy and blooms for many years.

Flower color: light pink to cherry red

Flowering period: June to September

Height and width: 50 to 70 cm high, 40 to 50 cm wide

Location: sunny

As I already told you in my article “Lazy Gardening”, the right plant in the right location is the alpha and omega of garden design. Those who still rely on these long-blooming species simply have more from summer.

Adorable to look at, long flowering, hardly any maintenance: the twelve most beautiful permanent bloomers for an endlessly long garden summer. My favorites in the bed.

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