Best summer flowers for a garden


Lantana is a hardy perennial with clusters of vibrant flowers that attract butterflies. It's drought-tolerant, heat-loving, and blooms continuously from spring to fall.


Verbena is a heat-tolerant annual or perennial with clusters of small, colorful flowers. It's drought-resistant and attracts pollinators, making it an excellent choice for summer containers or hanging baskets.


Cosmos are airy, daisy-like flowers that bloom profusely throughout the summer. They come in various colors, including white, pink, and magenta, and add a whimsical charm to any garden.


Salvia varieties like 'Black and Blue' or 'Victoria Blue' produce spikes of vibrant blue, purple, or red flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. They're drought-tolerant and thrive in full sun


Dahlias are prized for their stunning, intricate blooms available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. They bloom from midsummer to fall and make excellent cut flowers for arrangements.


Marigolds are sun-loving annuals with cheerful orange, yellow, or red blooms. They're easy to grow from seeds, repel pests, and add a pop of color to flower beds, containers, or vegetable gardens.