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Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

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Is your garden starting to look dull and lifeless as summer progresses? If so, add some visual interest by planting summer flowering perennials!

Many perennials have a short flowering period, especially compared to annuals. If you want your garden to look its best during the summer months, there are certain perennials you can plant.

Here are some of our favourite perennials that will add colour, texture, and attract pollinators to your garden throughout July and August. Don’t forget that it is important to keep up with deadheading and fertilizing to encourage repeat blooming!

Note: The perennials featured in this blog are available in-store while quantities last.

Stella de Oro Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’)

Bears bright, gold coloured flowers and has arching grass-like leaves. While an individual bloom only lasts for about a day, daylilies produce plenty of buds to ensure they are in bloom all summer long. Great planted along a path or in groups!

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 15” – 18”
Spread: 18” – 24”
Pot Size: 1 gallon
Price: $12.99
Other Varieties: Hemerocallis ‘Stella Supreme’ (1 gallon pot for $14.99), Hemerocallis ‘Fragrant Reflections’ (1 gallon pot for $14.99), Hemerocallis ‘Moses Fire’ (1 gallon pot for $16.99), Hemerocallis ‘Tigereye Spider’ (1 gallon pot for $19.99), Hemerocallis ‘Blueberry Candy’ (1 gallon pot for $16.99), Hemerocallis ‘Voodoo Dancer’ (1 gallon pot for $20.99)

 

Snowcap Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Snowcap’)

A popular variety that produces pure white daisy flowers with yellow centers amid a mound of dark green foliage. A good border plant and excellent for long-lasting fresh cut flowers!
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 14”
Spread: 12”
Pot Size: 2 gallon
Price: $20.99
Other Varieties: Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Sante’ (1 gallon pot for $12.99), Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Victorian Secret’ (1 gallon pot for $16.99), Leucanthemum x superbum Sweet Daisy ‘Sophie’ (1 gallon pot for $14.99), Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’ (1 gallon pot for $9.99)

Dwarf Delphinium (Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Summer Cloud’ (Blue) & Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Summer Stars’ (White))

A low mound of lacy green leaves is accented with bright blue or white flowers. The dwarf delphinium is shorter than most delphinium varieties. Please note that delphiniums are harmful to humans and pets if consumed.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 10” – 12”
Spread: 10” – 12”
Pot Size: 1 gallon
Price: $14.99
Other Varieties: Delphinium ‘Guardian Blue’ (1 gallon pot for $9.99), Delphinium ‘Guardian Lavender’ (1 gallon pot for $9.99), Delphinium ‘Magic Fountains’ (1 gallon pot for $14.99)

 

 

Perennial Sage (Salvia ‘Caradonna’)

Long-blooming deep violet-blue flowers appear on dark stems that tower above the foliage. Salvia is a drought tolerant perennial, but it needs to be well-watered until it is established.

Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 18” – 30”
Spread: 18” – 24”
Pot Size: 1 gallon
Price:  $9.99
Other Varieties: Salvia Swifty ‘Rose Multiflora’ (1 gallon pot for $16.99), Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Sage Advice’ (2 gallon pot for $23.99)

 

 

English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’)

A versatile perennial that can be used as a perennial border, in a rock garden or in an herb garden. Both the grey-green foliage and purple flowers are extremely fragrant. Also known as Common Lavender.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 12” – 16”
Spread: 12” – 24”
Pot Size: 1 gallon
Price: $9.99
Other Varieties: Lavandula angustifolia Platinum Blonde (1 gallon pot for $16.99)

Hybrid Coneflower (Echinacea)

Produces single flowers with overlapping petals that surround a large, brown cone. Coneflowers come in a variety of colours and are very attractive to bees and butterflies!
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 18” – 20”
Spread: 22” – 24”
Pot Size: 1 gallon
Price: $19.99
Other Varieties: Echinacea hybrida Salsa Red (1 gallon pot for $19.99), Echinacea Sombrero Granada Gold (1 gallon pot for $19.99), Echinacea Sombrero Rosada (1 gallon pot for $19.99), Echinacea hybrida Sombrero Blanco (1 gallon pot for $19.99), Echinacea Sombrero Sangrita (1 gallon pot for $19.99)

Do you have any of these perennials planted in your garden already? Let us know your favourite(s)!