Best Summer Flowers

In Summer on August 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm | Written by gtadmin20
In the summer months of Illinois, sunshine and heat are plenty, while rain can be hit and miss. Some plants fare better in this weather and are surprisingly low maintenance. Add some of these summer favorites to your landscape and garden for hearty beauties that will thrive in the summer. Sunflowers – The sunflower is a bright, cheery addition to any landscape. Depending on the variety, they grow a couple feet to 12 feet tall! Sunflowers are drought tolerant and their roots can span quite a distance to find water. Bonus: once established, sunflowers grow faster than weeds. Zinnias – Zinnias are easy-to-grow, beautiful flowers that are relatives of marigolds. They come in a variety of brilliant colors and blossom all summer long. Zinnias thrive in sunshine and well-drained soil, making them a perfect summertime plant. Peonies – A popular wedding favorite, peonies are lovely flowers that are surprisingly low maintenance. They are known to bloom for 100 years with little attention! Peonies love sunshine and blossom during spring and early summer. Yarrow – Yarrow is one of the best perennials for summer. They prefer hot, dry, sunny weather, but are quite adaptable. Yarrow is very low maintenance and yields bright yellow flowers all summer long. Blanket Flower – Gaillardia, also known as blanket flower, is a brightly flowering species related to sunflowers. They attract butterflies and make a great addition to a butterfly garden. Blanket flowers love sunshine and are drought resistant. Comment »
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