Hey there! Going back to some common gardening questions, one frequently asked is ‘what could be considered some of the best flowering full sun perennials for our area?’ We love full sun perennials, because #1, they come back year after year!, and #2, because they tolerate and even bask in the hot sun we get in middle Tennessee in summer! Perennials are so lovely; in this post we will list out five (okay, probly six or seven even though in the title I said ‘five’) awesome, top-rate performin’ perennials that do great in our hot sun and keep their blooms going strong for a good chunk of the summer. Come along!
(These are in no particular order):
1. Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)- look for the ‘Goldsturm‘ variety
2. Coneflower (Echinacea) ‘Magnus‘- beautiful purplish pink blooms!
3. Daylily (Hemerocallis) ‘Stella d’ Oro‘- there is a reason this variety is popular, it is because it blooms practically all the way from late spring until late summer with orangish yellow blooms
4. Tickseed (Coreopsis) ‘Sienna Sunset‘- attracts butterflies!! (last photo in the post)
5. Perovskia ‘Little Spire‘- one of my favorites because of its beautiful blue/green foliage and delicate purple flowering tips that smell nice too!
6. Bee balm (Monarda) ‘Blue Stocking‘- a pretty bluish purple striking flower that really packs a punch in mid to late summer
7. Phlox ‘David’s Lavender‘- lavender color blooms that are slightly reminiscent of a hydrangea’s bloom; quite a beauty
Every now and then snipping off spent blooms (or, hey! Going back to the last post– cut some beauties every now and then for sweet flower bouquets!) on these plants will encourage them to continue to bloom in the summer. Each one of these perennials thrive in our area and add lots of color for a large portion of the summer! What are some perennials you have found to be top-performing in your garden over the years? We’d love to hear!