Succession of Bloom - Knowledgebase Question

Chula Vista, CA
Question by srowoldt
July 24, 2007
I would like to always have something colorful at bloom in my yard all year. What low water type of garden would you suggest?


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Answer from NGA
July 24, 2007

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Here are some plants to choose from, based upon season of bloom:
Spring
Alyssum
Azalea
Cosmos
Peonies
Lily of the Valley
Coralbells
Violet
Bleeding Heart
Iris
Candytuft
Columbine
Phlox
Primrose
Astilbe
Lilac
Four-o'clock
Lobelia
Hibiscus
Impatiens
Petunia
Snapdragon

Summer
Marigolds
Coreopsis
Sunflowers
Zinnia
Cotoneaster
Day Lily
Astible
Rose Mallow
Phlox
Shasta Daisy
Painted Daisy
Pinks
Poppy
Columbine
Lemon Lily
Delphinium
Hollyhock
Baby's Breath
Butterfly Bush
Salvia
Lantana
Verbena

Autumn:
Daisy
Rosemallow
Coneflower
Sea Lavender
Cardinal Flower
Anemone
Sunflower
Goldenrod
Hardy Aster
Calendula
Celosia
Sweet-alyssum
Zinnia
Verbena
Monkshood
Helianthus
Leadwort
Showy Stonecrop
Plantain Lily
Plumbago
Chrysanthemum
Helenium

Best wishes with your garden.

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