The main perennials blooming here now are the Phlox paniculata, Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) Sedums, and Hydrangeas but there are oh so many of the tender plants putting on a show right now. I never can decide if I prefer the gardens earlier in the summer with the wonderful display of perennials or now, later in the season when all the containers come into their glory... I'll probably never make up my mind but the truth of the matter is I love it all!
My all time favorite perennial, Phlox paniculata 'Nora Leigh'. this plant is beautiful when it emerges with its wonderful variegation and continues to look terrific until the frost takes it. Right now its in full, glorious bloom. This group of Nora has been here for ten years or so and is just so reliable, love it!
Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'
Phlox paniculata 'Pink Flame' - This one is a fantastic bloomer and has had flowers for a month now. What a performer!
Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'
Hydrangea 'Pinky Winky' (What a foolish name for a plant)
Hydrangea 'Endless Summer' is putting out a few more blossoms.
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' (Summersweet)
Hybiscus syriacus 'Sugar Tips' - Just love this gorgeous shrub!
Echinacea 'Coconut Lime' (Coneflower) with Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Buddliea 'Harlequin' (Butterfly Bush)
Eupatorium 'Little Joe' (Joe Pye Weed)
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Unnamed sedum seedling... this gorgeous plant appeared in my garden about seven years ago and has rewarded me with its fantastic deep purple foliage and yellow flowers for years now. I've never seen anything else quite like this.
Persicaria 'Golden Arrow' with Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Rose 'The Fairy'
Rose 'All American Beauty'
Fuchsia 'Billy Greene'
Fuchsia 'Claire de Lune'
I bought this begonia without a tag but it looks a lot like 'Anna Feile' - It's a stupendous bloomer
New Guinea Impatiens
If I could only grow one annual this would be it. Sunpatiens variegated spreading salmon. It is a fantastic vigorous grower, nothing seems to bother it and it looks great all the time. There is a variety with a white flower that I love too and have use them extensively in my containers and borders.
Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'
Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower)
New Guinea Impatiens
Lantana 'Tropical Fruit' with Painted Lady Butterfly
Passiflora (Passionflower Vine)
And so many, many more but I'm out of time and energy for today....