Would Like To Plant Summer Bloomers - Knowledgebase Question

Cleveland, OH
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Question by harriettesp
March 8, 1998
I am also intrested in planting summer shrubs that flower, blubs and grasses that will last till winter with color.

Answer from NGA
March 8, 1998
Summer flowering bulbs/corm/tubers, etc., include: gladiolus, oriental lily, tiger lily, dahlia, peacock orchids, sparaxis, zephyranthes (rain lily, mini amaryllis), montbretia, anemone, tuberoses, canna, freesia, chincherinchee, ixia, crocosmia, ranunculus, calla, tuberous begonia, caladium. Just about any ornamental grass will give you year long interest. Look for Miscanthus and Pennisetum. Shrubs would include Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii, 'Summer Lilac'), roses, crape myrtle, spiraea(some, but not all varieties, try 'Shibori'), and clethra.

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