More

Pinned by Margery Taylor

View this pin on Pinterest »

comments 3

repins 1,694

1,694

Mojave Sage Blanket Flower A tough prairie plant, gaillardia blooms all summer and into fall. Its flamboyant flowers are usually marked with bright shades of red and yellow. Name: Gaillardia 'Kobold' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-8 Tips on Growing Blanket Flower Yarrow Not only does yarrow tolerate heat and drought like a champion, but this easy-growing perennial is also a great cut flower -- and deer, rabbits, and most other pests won't touch it. It comes in a number of varieties with blooms in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Name: Achillea varieties Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 3-9 Tips for Growing Yarrow Pine-Leaf Penstemon This semi-evergreen penstemon bursts into bloom each summer producing masses of bright scarlet-red flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds will love as much as you do. It's a cinch to grow in any sunny spot. Name: Penstemon pinifolius Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 18 inches tall Zones: 4-10 Learn more about growing penstemon Agastache You can rely on agastache to cover itself in blooms throughout the summer and autumn. This variety, 'Desert Sunrise', offers orange blooms that feature pink and lavender tints. It attracts tons of hummingbirds and is a great cut flower, too. Name: Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 5-10 Learn more about anise hyssop Video: Easy-Care Perennials Watch this quick video to learn more about some of the Better Homes and Gardens garden editors' favorite no-fuss perennial flowers. Sedum Hundreds of sedum varieties are available and almost every one is tough and drought resistant. While most are grown for their flowers, 'Frosty Morn' has wonderfully variegated leaves that look great from spring to fall. That said, its autumn clusters of pure-pink flowers are great, too. Name: Sedum 'Frosty Morn' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 18 inches tall Zones: 3-9 Tips on Growing Sedum Russian Sage We can't help but love Russian sage. One of the toughest plants, it offers fragrant silvery foliage and plumes of violet-purple blooms. Taller varieties are great for the back of the border. Not only is it heat and drought resistant, but deer, rabbits, and most other pests steer clear of it. Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall Zones: 5-9 Tips on Growing Russian Sage Bush Sage Salvia is an all-around great plant. It's very tough, grows well in a range of conditions, produces beautiful flowers, and attracts hummingbirds. What's not to love? 'Raspberry Delight' offers gorgeous raspberry-red flowers over a long season: From late spring to early fall. Name: Salvia 'Raspberry Delight' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 6-10 Learn more about salvias Meadow Sage Meadow sage produces wonderful clusters of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. These flowers are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers. Name: Salvia 'May Night' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 28 inches tall Zones: 5-9 Tips on Growing Meadow Sage Mojave Sage Among the most beautiful of the sages, Mojave sage offers beautiful pink blooms that look good well into fall. Even when not in bloom, its gray-green foliage is lovely. Like other salvias, it's great for hummingbirds and butterflies. And it's a great cut flower. Name: Salvia pachyphylla Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 5-9Margery Taylor

Add a Comment:

ADVERTISEMENT

Even more popular pins from the Gardening Pinterest Category

 

View All Popular Pins