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Gladiolus
• The gladiolus is a showy flower that comes in a variety of colors, such as yellow, pink and orange. The flowers grow vertically along a stalk and are large and frilly. Gladiolus begin blooming in the spring and last all the way through the summer. Gladiolus make great flower arrangements. They need full sun and will thrive in clay soil, according to the North Carolina State University Extension.


Asiatic Lily
• Asiatic lilies bloom for two or three weeks in June or July. They are perennial bulbs and will come back year after year. Depending on the variety you choose, these lilies come in shades of pink, red, orange, yellow, white and bicolored blooms. Asiatic lilies thrive in either full sun or afternoon sun and can tolerate dry conditions, but may need some watering.


Dahlia
• Dahlias begin producing their large, showy blooms in early summer and continue all the way until the first frost. Their flowers can be a wide spectrum of colors, such as orange, pink, white or scarlet, among others. Plant your dahlias where they will receive full sun, in moist, fertile soil.


Hydrangea
• Hydrangeas have long been a summertime favorite. Their large, round blooms are made up of masses of small petals that can be blue, pink, purple or white. The color largely depends on the soil. Hydrangea bushes planted in acidic soil produces blue flowers, neutral soil yields white or cream flowers and alkaline soil will produce pink or purple blooms. The bushes will bloom from around April all the way to late summer. Plant your hydrangea where it will receive partial shade and in well-drained, organic soil.


Iris
• Irises provide a splash of bright color to your summer garden, with their blooms coming in many colors, such as blue, purple or pink. Irises also produce lots of bright green foliage in the summer time. Plant irises in well-drained soil, where they will receive partial shade.




Petunias
• Groundcover petunias spread quickly.

Petunias are a type of summer blooming annual flowers with hundreds of named varieties within four distinct categories. Petunias with the largest blossoms are Grandiflora petunias with flowers that are at least 3 inches across and Multiflora petunias, which are more compact but offer a large number of blossoms. Milliflora petunias are compact plants with blooms that are up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter; Milliflora petunias are often used as container plants or edging plants. Groundcover petunias are the smallest of the four types with typical heights of up to 6 inches. Groundcover petunias spread quickly and work well on hillsides.


Lilies
• Lilies add vibrant color to your landscape.

Lilies are perennial flowers that bloom during the summer months in a vast array of colors. Lilies are divided into nine horticultural divisions. Division 1 contains Asiatic Hybrids, which bloom anywhere from full sun to partial shade. Division 2 references Martagon Hybrids, which have whorled leaves and down-facing flowers. Candidum Hybrids are in Horticultural Division 3 lilies and are hybrids developed from European species and are not readily available. Division 4 contains American Hybrids that are native to North America. Division 5 is made up of Longiflorum Hybrids, elegant white trumpets that are not as hardy in the garden as other lilies. Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids in Division 6 have waxy, trumpet-shaped flowers. Division 7 lilies are Oriental Hybrids that prefer partial shade and cooler summer conditions. Lilies that do not fit in other Horticultural Divisions are classified as Division 8. Division 9 contains Species lilies, which are wild, native lilies.


Hydrangeas
• Hydrangeas are flowering shrubs.

Of the 23 known species of hydrangea, five are most widely cultivated in the United States. Hydrangea is a perennial shrub that blooms during the summer months with large clusters of blue, pink, white or purple flowers. The Endless Summer Mophead hydrangea is a popular variety as it blooms repeatedly all summer long. The Endless Summer blooms on old and new wood and is considered hardy in zones 4 through 9. The color of a hydrangea blossom depends on the acidity or alkalinity of the garden soil; most hydrangeas prefer pH levels between 4.5 and 6.5. Hydrangeas can grow in full sun in northern climates, but prefer afternoon shade in southern gardens.


Tuberous Begonias
• Begonias can grow in shade or partial sun.

Another type of annual summer blooming flower is the tuberous begonia. Native to warm climates found in southern Africa and tropical South America, tuberous begonias have flowers that are ruffled, plain and toothed with blooms that are single or double. Available colors include red, white, orange, yellow, pink and salmon. Tuberous begonias prefer to grow in shady areas of your garden with dappled or indirect midday light. Plant tuberous begonias in containers or as bedding plants in areas of your garden that is sheltered from wind.




Floss Flower
• Floss flower, or agertum, is an annual that blooms from summer to frost. The plant displays wooly, lavender-blue flowers. Floss flower grows from 5 to 12 inches high in full to partial sunlight.


Vinca
• Vinca, or periwinkle, is an annual with glossy green foliage. Displays of small, geometric "star-shaped" flowers grow in great abundance in pink, rose, and white hues all summer long. Vinca grows to 10 inches and prefers full to partial sunlight.


Veronica
• Veronica, or speedwell, is a perennial. According to NatureHills.com, this flower is easy to grow. Veronica has numerous cultivars with flower spikes or plumes in shades of blue or purple. The plant flowers from June until September (deadhead after first bloom to extend bloom time) and grows best in partial sunlight.


Gaillardia
• This perennial, also called "blanket flower," lasts all summer long. These plants display a daisy-like flower in warm yellow, orange, and red colors. Gaillardia generally grow best in full sunlight and love the heat. The plants grow up to 20 inches tall.




Lisianthus (Eustoma Grandiflorum)
• Lisianthus plants are herbaceous annuals that are found in the southern United States, Mexico, Caribbean and northern South America. These long-lasting flowers bloom in the summer from the upper leaf axils. A lisianthus flower is bell-shaped and most commonly has pale purple petals. The leaves are a lush, bluish-green. These plants can grow to over 23 inches tall. There are two forms of lisianthus, single and double; single resembles tulips and doubles resemble peonies. Lisianthus can be found growing in grassy areas and are used indoors in a cut flower arrangement or outdoors in as a potted plant. Other colors of lisianthus include white, shades of pink and purple, and blue-violet. Lisianthus grow well in moist but well-drained soil. Planting lisianthus in the spring will ensure a beautiful bloom in the summer.


Lantana (Lantana camara)
• Lantana is both a perennial herbaceous plants and shrub that is native to tropical areas of North and South America and Africa. Lantana is a family of approximately 150 species and is widely cultivated. Some species that are considered to be harmful are indigenous to southern regions of Asia and Africa, and Australia. The United States now has naturalized species of lantana found in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida and the Gulf Coast. The most common species of Lantana is a hybrid camara and montevidensis. The cultivars of lantana that grow tall are called Irene, Christine and Dallas Red; montevidensis is the trailing species of lantana and gives of blue or white flowers. Lantana blooms are usually clusters of red, orange, yellow, pink, or purple florets but hybrids exist. Lantanas are very fragrant, attracting birds, bees and butterflies; however, all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. Lantana can grow up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. These plants grow best in full sun and can tolerate of all soil types. Plant your lantana in the spring once there is no danger of frost and this plant will thrive in the summer climate.


Delphiniums
• Delphiniums originated in Europe and come in both annuals and perennials. Commonly found in English cottage gardens they are tall, spiked and come in a variety of hues of blue, lavender, or red, yellow and white. Delphiniums range from a short one foot bloom to an impressive bloom of 6 feet. These flowers grow by seeds which can be tossed freely for the plant to grow like a wildflower. Plant these flowers with care as they are poisonous. Delphiniums are best grown in areas where the summers are moist and mild.


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