Mid-summer blooming perennials

The mercury climbs in mid-summer, but so can the beauty in your garden. April Moore profiles some of her favorite perennials that have colorful blooms to admire, and attract hummingbirds and pollinators. Among these great plants are salvias, lobelias, rudbeckia and phlox.

Plants Featured in this Clip

ERIOCAPITELLA x hybrida (Japanese anemone, windflower)
LOBELIA cardinalis (cardinal flower)
LOBELIA siphilitica (blue cardinal flower, great blue lobelia)
SALVIA (friendship sage) 'Amistad'
PHLOX paniculata 'Thai Pink Jade'
CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Tobias'
SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
RUDBECKIA fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldstrum'

Gardener Extras

  1. Few native plants have flowers of such intense color as Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower), a common herbaceous perennial.
  2. Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' can grow to 3 feet tall or more, and stems can be a bit brittle. It is best not to use them in a container placed in a windy spot.

April Moore

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