Few plants can brighten a tired corner like these tough perennials. They thrive through summer and bloom nearly nonstop into fall if you keep them picked. These daisylike flowers are available in lavender, pink, or white.
Deep golden petals radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4-inch-wide flowers. These flowers reach 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 ½ feet wide. Shorter varieties such as ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘Toto’ top out at 10 inches tall.
Bold blooms in a range of vibrant colors grow from tuberous roots. We planted pink and coral decorative dahlias and a red-and-yellow, cactus-flowered variety. Provide light shade in hot areas.
Fluffy, golden yellow blooms atop tall stems. Like the rest of the sunflower family this bright yellow perennial blooms all summer on little water.
The Purple Cone Flower
These beautiful daisy flowers are made of a rosy purple with knobby orange-brown centers, which resemble small beehives, atop clumps of bristly oblong leaves.