You do not have to look far to find beautiful hardy plants that bloom in the summer. A plant is classified as hardy if it is able to survive a frost. Most hardy plants thrive in warm summer weather and are easy to maintain. Here are 5 hardy plants with blooms that will make your summer flower garden the envy of the neighborhood.
Coreopsis, or Tickseed, is a member of the daisy family. The vibrant gold of native species of Coreopsis has been altered by breeders into different shades that fit perfectly for any garden. Coreopsis are drought-resistant and will bloom throughout the hottest summers.
2 - Gaillardia
Gaillardia, or Blanket Flower, are related to sunflowers and daisies. With big, long-lasting blooms that grow up to 4 inches across, Blanket Flowers come in gorgeous shades of orange, red and yellow.
3 - Hardy Hibiscus
Hardy Hibiscus is a beautiful addition to a summer garden with their large, abundant flowers that range in shades of red, white and pink. They thrive in poor soils and can withstand both extreme cold and hot temperature.
4 - Hollyhock
Hollyhock can add a touch of old-fashioned country charm to any garden. There are many different varieties that can grow up to 4 to 8 feet high. Their flowers can be red, white, yellow, pink, purple and just about any other color imaginable.
5 - May Night Salvia
May Night Salvia (or Meadow Sage) produces blooms of violet-blue spikes all summer long that are highly desirable to bees and butterflies. Growing up to 3 feet high, it is one of the first plants up in the spring and can easily tolerate the hottest summer days.