Seasonal Interest: Plants for Summer

Summer Trees

American Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)
Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia species)
Evergreen Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)*
Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)
Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)
*Native

Summer Shrubs

Abelia (Abelia species)
Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
Bush Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Common Elderberry (Sambucus candandensis)*
Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opoulifolius)*
Hydrangea (Hydrangea species)
Smooth Hydrange (Hydrangea aborescens)*
Spirea (Spiraea species)
Summer Snowflake Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum tomentosum)
Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)*
Yucca (Yucca)
*
Native

Summer Perennials

Asiatic Hardy Lily (Lilium x)
Bachelor Button (Centaurea Montana)
Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus)
Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Bee Balm (Monarda)*
Bellflower (Campanula)
Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia)*
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)*
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)*
Calamint (Calamintha)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)*
Catmint (Nepeta)
Clematis (Clematic hybrid)
Coneflower (Echinacea)
Coral Bells (Heuchera)*
Cranes Bill (Geranium)
Daylily (Hemerocallis)
False Aster (Kalimeris incise)
False Indigo (Baptisia australis)*
False Sunflower (Heliopsis)*
False Spirea (Astilbe)
Foxglove (Digitalis)
Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)
Gay Feather (Liatris spicata)
Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis)
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)*
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Hosta (Hosta)
Hyssop (Agastache)
Ice Plant (Delosperma)
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)*
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
Larkspur (Delphinium)
Lavender (Lavandula)
Lavender Cotton (Santolina)
Lead Wort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
Ligularia (Ligularia)
Lily (Lilium orientale)
Montbretia (Crocosmia)
Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)
Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria)
Pinks (Dianthus)
Robb’s Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides)
Rodger’s Flower (Rodgersia)
Russian Sage (Perovskia)
Sage (Salvia)
Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum)
Siberian Iris (Iris siberica)
Speedwell (Veronica spicata)
Spiderwort (Tradescantia)
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)
Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)
Stone Crop (Sedum)
Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata)*
Sweet Woodruff (Galium)
Thyme (Thymus)
Tickseed (Coreopsis)*
Toad Lily (Tricyrtis)
Torch Lily (Kniphofia)
Variegated Iris (Iris pallida variegata)
Verbena (Verbena bonariensis)
Yarrow (Achillea)
*Native

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