Long-Blooming Plants

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FERN LEAF BLEEDING HEART
(Dicentra)



Blooms on and off all summer. Smaller than the old fashioned bleeding heart growing only 12" to 14". Nice for a shady border. Fern-like foliage. 
YELLOW BLEEDING HEART             
(Corydalis)

Another shady bleeding heart type plant with lacy foliage and  small, dainty yellow flowers. Grows about 10".  Self seeds but politely. Likes most well drained soils. 



 
CONEFLOWER

(Echinacea)


Blooms all summer with daisylike flowers in too many colors to list.
Comes in any height you might require from 12" to 48"+.
Easy care and drought tolerant.
A bird and butterfly favorite!

 
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ANISE HISSOP
(Agastache)

Blooms all summer in various shades of blues, lavender, pinks, and corals.
A real garden work horse. Will continue to push out flowers even without deadheading.
Very aromatic foliage.
Loved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

 
BEARD TONGUE
(Pennstemon)

Many cultivars, a few with almost all summer bloom like 'Red Rocks'.
Clean glossy green foliage. Rosy flowers.
Grows about 15".
Never complains if soil or water conditions are not perfect. Happy plant.
Bees and hummingbirds love it, too.


 
GARDEN PHLOX
(Phlox)  

Backbone plant of the summer garden. These upright Phlox come in all heights and colors. Phlox tend to have mildew problems but a few do not. These tend to be the taller, more natural types, generally with a pink bloom. Many have fragrant flowers. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbird moths love them.

 
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FRIKARTI ASTER
(Aster)   



Not your normal fall aster, 'Monch" blooms all summer with a lavender blue daisy type flower on 2 to 3' stems. Like all Asters it prefers full sun and moist but well drained soil. Best pinched in midsummer to keep it more compact. Bees and butterflies love Asters.


 
BUTTERFLY BUSH
(Buddleia)

Not a flower but a woody shrub. It blooms ALL summer and attracts almost everything, bees, butterflies hummingbird moths. Many have very fragrant flowers. Will flower even if you don't have time to deadhead. They come in a variety of heights to fit every garden.



 
BALLOON FLOWER
(Platycodon)

Very reliable flower will be back every season. 'Fuji Blue' is always in bloom with beautiful deep blue flowers. It develops a tap root which makes it somewhat difficult to transplant. Likes full sun but it is adaptable. Fun to watch the blooms pop open. If it gets too tall just give it a pinch. It will still keep on blooming