Summer Flowering Plants, Perennials and Shrubs
Summer Flowering perennials and shrubs for the UK garden include summer are perhaps some of the widest sought after plants with many of these plants being long flowering. Many perennials planted during the spring once the soil has commenced to warm provide the basics of summer flowering plants for the perennial border.
With plants that flower early in the warmer months of summer and others that flower late in the summer period. Many summer flowering plants are also suitable for growing in pots and containers including a wide range of herbs.
Summer Flowering Plants are some of the most versatile plants of all. Summer foliage plants that thrive during the warmer months may find difficulty as soon as the cooler months begin however the foliage from plants such as ornamental bananas and alocasias provide a backdrop for a range of plantings in the border. Summer flowering plants may be well known species such as roses, or more difficult and exotic plants that still require a deal of care and knowledge to grow.
Best Summer Flowering Plants
- Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush)
A prolific summer flowering shrub. Buddleia come in a range of colors from the well known purple through to pink and white. Used at the back of the border in full sun and a well drained soil Buddleia will reach 3m (10ft) They are long flowering and can be deadheaded to prolong flowering. Find buddleia
- Astrantia major (masterwort)
Lots of cultivars with this summer flowering herbaceous perennial. Clumo forming and deciduous Astrantia major comes in variegated forms such as 'sunningdale' however 'buckland' Berendien Stam' and 'Percy Picton all add color early in the summer.
Many of the campanulas flower in mid to late summer, some are low growing while others can add height to the border. Campanula Plants
Geraniums are a fanstastic flowering plant for a range of situations, they can be grown in the garden, in hanging baskets or in pots, easy to grow, summer flowering wonders. Geranium plants
Another tough plant for a sunny well drained position, literally 100s of species and cultivars to choose from with a huge range of colors and flower forms to get you going all summer. Salvia Nurseries
- Crape Myrtle (Lagerstr
Masses of flowers on this small to medium summer flowering tree. Some new cultivars are smaller growing, bushy varieties.
Jasminium officinale is the common jasmine, masses of white flowers in June to August, fragrant and a climbing plant as well.
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