Summer

  • Plant Guide

    ‘Strawberry Fields’ gomphrena

    Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields'

    An upright, bushy annual with flowers (actually bracts) that resemble bright red strawberries with tiny yellow "seeds.

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    ‘Angelina’ sedum

    Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

    This vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen species has electric golden-yellow foliage that holds its color through the heat of summer.

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    Red-hot poker

    Kniphofia uvaria

    These tall spikes top off the perennial border with a burst of tropical-red racemes.

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    ‘Moses’ Fire’ daylily

    Hemerocallis 'Moses' Fire'

    This double-flowered daylily has robust red blooms edged in gold. It is a heavy bloomer and will rebloom in late summer.

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    ‘Sun Mouse’ hosta

    Hosta 'Sun Mouse'

    Hosta 'Sun Mouse' is a perfect gem to add to the miniature garden.

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    Nova™ ‘Dragonfire’ Crocosmia

    Crocosmiiflora

    This Crocosmia succeeds where others fail.

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    Queen of the Prairie

    Filipendula rubra

    A show-stopping best seller with 'cotton candy' pink plumes, the Queen of the Prairie is a highlight in the summer prairie garden.

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    Ironweed

    Vernonia fasciculata

    The flowers of Ironweed are like crimson torches in the late summer prairie.

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    Climbing prairie rose

    Rosa 'Setigura'

    Climbing prairie rose has fragrant deep pink flowers 2 inches in diameter. 

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    Meadow blazingstar

    Liatris ligulistylis

    Known as the Monarch magnet, this liatris should be top-of-the-list as a Monarch nectar source for any medium-soil site.