A great group of perennials for sun that often flower for more than four months are the Buddleias (butterfly bush), at least in NC. These flowering shrubs now come in a great assortment of sizes and colors, thanks to recent breeding efforts. For those with limited space, a great series of dwarf and medium size forms are now available. If you have room though, there’s nothing quite like 8’ x 8’ of butterfly bush covered in flowers that bloom all summer. And true to name, the butterflies will love it as much as you will.
You can now have summer blooming flowers in a variety of colors. Pink flowers are often thought of as a feminine color, the color of love, and are always a show stopper. In addition, check out our selection of perennials with white flowers, purple flowers, orange flowers, and red flowers.
For something a little smaller and less familiar but just as floriferous, Kalimeris is a good choice. These perennials for sun are relatives of the asters, and tend to have flowers that bloom all summer. For a similar look in late summer and fall, the US native asters are a great choice, and can be so floriferous you can’t see the plant (like Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome').
If you can’t afford that little blue pill, Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) is said to be an aphrodisiac. If that wasn’t enough this vine blooms all summer with deliciously fragrant flowers. This and many more long blooming flowers are available at Plant Delights Nursery, along with many plants you can think of and a lot more you’ve never even heard of. So shop with us if you want your garden to perform better, or you could buy the jasmine.