Of the perennial flowers that bloom all summer, few are as impressive, yet underused, as the as abutilons or flowering maples. These beautiful shrubby perennials form clumps about 3 to 6 feet tall, depending on the variety, that are covered with hanging bell shaped flowers from early summer to at least the first frost. These come in a variety of forms and colors from Abutilon xhybridum ‘Voodoo’, with blood red blooms, to various shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows. Online nurseries are your best bet in finding these hard to find summer gems.
Many varieties of hibiscus, related to abutilon, are also great perennial flowers that bloom all summer. With some blooming from late spring to fall, with flowers up to the size of dinner plates, it’s little wonder this is such a loved plant. This doesn’t mean it has to be your grandmothers hibiscus. Online nurseries have a wide selection of new or little grown species and varieties. Plant Delights Nursery sells over 20 varieties.
Canna lilies are great choice for the summer garden. Not only do they bloom all summer long, but they are one of the few plants with stunning foliage and stunning flowers at the same time. These large perennials comes in a large variety of leaf colors and patterns, with even more flower variation. Cannas may not be for the weak of heart, but they don’t disappoint. The variety of cannas available at online nurseries is impressive, with Plant Delights offering among the best cannas. To add these reliable stars and more to your garden shop at Plant Delights Nursery.