Last Updated on February 28, 2019
Get ready for the best summer garden ever! Any yard can be joyfully vibrating with pretty colors if it had flowering trees and shrubs, but the problem is that the majority of these bloom for only weeks at a time.
If you want extended exterior attractiveness, this stunning mix of both annual and perennial plants is exactly what you need. These pretty flowers bloom all summer long, plus, they’re versatile, easy to grow, and readily found at most garden centers.
This little pretty plant can grow into a large shrub in places with mild winters, yet, so many gardeners rather deal with it as an annual.
Lantana blooms splendidly starting from late spring through early autumn, with small beautiful blossoms assembling into colorful bouquets of orange, red, pink, and yellow.
The plant thrives on direct sun and heat and it can resist drought quite well, also, it doesn’t require much fertilizer since it isn’t usually bothered by many bugs.
Gaillardia is a short-lived perennial that really adores the sunlight and summer heat. Its daisy-like flowers are either bi- or tricolored in beautiful shades of yellow, burgundy, orange, and gold. Also, sweet butterflies are frequent visitors.
This plant is an amazing option for a big container since its size ranges from dwarf to 3 ft tall. However, Gaillardia will do just great in any patch of slightly sandy, well-drained soil that gets full sun. Moreover, this is a drought-resistant plant that blooms beautifully from late spring through autumn.
Coreopsis (aka tickseed) is a tender perennial plant that’s also treated as an annual by gardeners. It magnificently blooms with burgundy & yellow, yellow, orange, or pink blossoms. In most cases, this plant grows in a clump, producing a seemingly infinite parade of flowers on long branches.
Coreopsis attracts many friendly guests, like butterflies and birds. When you plant it for the first time, make sure to provide it with regular watering, well-draining soil, and full sun.
The pretty Gazanias close when it’s cloudy or at night and open in the sunshine. These daisy-like beauties may have eyes or stripes, as well as they come in a variety of bright colors, such as white, burgundy, pink, red, orange, and yellow.
The plant grows in low mounds of spreading clumps, and it looks gorgeous both in the ground or in a container, just make sure there’s well-draining soil. Gazania thrives in hot and sunny weather and it won’t open if placed in the shade.