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Best Plants to Grow in Summer

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Plants

Flowering plants and Crops

1. FLOWERING PLANTS

The abundance of summer-blooming flowers might make it difficult to pick. There is no right or incorrect answer with so many alternatives. Choose the ones that touch your heart and provide you with the greatest delight. Here are several tried-and-true favorites, along with a few unexpected twists.

1.1 ANGELONIA

When most annuals stop flowering in the summer heat, this snapdragon look-alike continues to blossom. Angelonia is a versatile plant that may be used as a bedding plant, route edging, or in a container with other annuals.

EXPOSURE \SUN

The quantity of light or shade that each plant requires to thrive: Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (6+ hours), Full Sun (6+ hours) (up to 4 hours).

THE FLOWERING SEASON = SPRINGSUMMERFALL

ADULT SIZE = 2'6"-18"

Height = 18" - 2'6"

Spread = 12" - 18"

1.2 BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Height/Spread: Upright spreading habit, 2-3 feet tall and 1 1/2-2 feet wide, Zones 3-10

Full sun to moderate shade exposure

This timeless summer perennial is an essential addition to any garden. This long-lived prairie native thrives in most zones and is exceptionally hardy. With a more compact form and greater blooms than the straight species, 'Goldsturm' is an improvement. Combine with other mid-to late-summer bloomers including Eryngium, bee balm, 'Karl Foerster' feather grass, and Sedum 'Autumn Fire.'

1.3 CANNA LILY

Height/Spread: Upright habit, 2-1/2 to 4 feet tall and 1-1/2 to 2 feet wide, Zones 8-11

Full sun to moderate shade exposure

Canna lily, the beautiful tropical-looking leaves and bright blossoms of the summer garden add dramatic flair to the landscape. The leaves, which resemble banana leaves, can be green, colorful, striped, or patterned, giving borders and containers an exotic aspect. Combine this coral-flowered variety with sweet potato vine 'Sweetheart Purple,' coleus 'Wizard Coral Sunrise,' or Salvia 'Crystal Blue.'

1.4 CONEFLOWER

Zones 4–9 Height/Spread: 16–20 inches tall and 12–18 inches broad, with an upright branching habit.

Full solar exposure

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this grassland native from North America has been hybridized into a variety of colors and shapes. Coneflower attracts beneficial insects and other pollinators because of its hardiness, dependability, and carefree temperament. Plant in pots, naturalize in a meadow garden, or mass in a mixed border. Plant Russian sage, Agastache, bee balm, and yarrow with other mid-to late-summer bloomers.

1.5 COSMOS

All zones accept it as an annual.

Height/Spread: 3-5 feet tall and 2 feet wide, upright open habit

Full solar exposure

This low-maintenance annual is suitable for even beginner gardeners. This classic cottage garden favorite blooms all summer, bringing birds and pollinators to the yard with its colorful daisy-like blossoms. In a natural meadow, kitchen plot, or mixed border, scatter seeds. 'Sea Shells' has fluted tubular petals that offer interest to the landscape and summer bouquets.

1.6 DAHLIA

Height/Spread: Upright bushy habit, 4 to 5 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide, Zones 8-11

Full solar exposure

With hundreds of varieties in every color and shape conceivable, this mid-to-late season blooming is a midsummer favorite. The blooms, which are grown from tubers or seeds, are unusually long-lasting, making them ideal for summer bouquets. Plant in pots, borders, or in large groups across the landscape. Tubers can be dug and preserved inside for the following year's planting.

1.7 FLOWERING TOBACCO

Zones 10-11; most areas grow it as an annual.

Height/Spread: 3 to 5 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet broad, upright open habit

Full solar exposure.

Flowering tobacco is one of the easiest summer-blooming annuals to produce from seed or starts for rapid color in pots and cottage-style borders. Hummingbirds are attracted to the bell or trumpet-shaped blooms, which are occasionally aromatic. Smaller varieties can be massed as a bedding plant, while tall majestic varieties can fill in gaps in a meadow garden or mixed border.

1.8 FUCHSIA

Zones: 9-11

Height/Spread: 4 to 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches broad, trailing habit.

Partly sunny, partly shady

The delicate hanging blossoms of fuchsia occur in a broad range of colors, sizes, and styles, with many types hardy in temperate zones, making it a Mother's Day favorite. Hanging baskets, window boxes, and containers work well for trailing varieties, while upright varieties can be used in a bed or mixed border. One of the most popular hanging basket flowers is 'Swingtime,' an attractive bicolor with ruffled petals.

1.9 HYDRANGEA

Height/Spread: Upright bushy habit, 4 to 5 feet tall and broad in Zones 3–8

Full sun to moderate shade exposure

Old-fashioned hydrangeas are one of the most popular summer bloomers. These hardy shrubs are available in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging from dwarf kinds for tiny areas and pots to grand tree forms that make a dramatic statement in the landscape. Plant as a single focal point, in a mixed border, for hedging, or as a mass along a slope to prevent erosion. Cut flowers and dry arrangements are very beautiful.

1.10 LAVENDER

Height/Spread: Upright open habit, 12 to 18 inches tall and broad in Zones 5-9

Full solar exposure

This famous plant is cultivated for its calming scent. Cooking, aromatherapy, and a variety of items like soaps and essential oils employ the blooms and foliage. Plant as a hedge, massed down a slope, or as a mixed border along a walkway. Sweet Romance® is a fantastic choice for containers and tiny places because of its compact size.

1.11 PETUNIA

Zones 9-11; most zones grow it as an annual.

Height/Spread: 6 to 10 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches broad, mounding spreading habit

Full sun to moderate shade exposure

Petunias will repay you with a riot of color all summer long if you feed them regularly and keep the temperature warm. Plant in pots, window boxes, or hanging baskets as bedding plants. To match any garden style, there is a crazy assortment of colors and patterns to pick from.

1.12 QUEEN OF THE PRAIRIE

Height/Spread: Upright spreading habit, 4 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet broad, Zones 3–9.

Full solar exposure

In the early to mid-summer, this North American prairie native produces ethereal frothy flower plumes that lend height and drama to mixed borders and naturalized landscapes. With exquisite habit and deeply lobed leaves, the beautiful plant is appealing on its own. One of the tallest, with upward-facing finger-like leaves and scarlet stalks, is 'Venusta.'

1.13 ROSE OF SHARON

Zones 4–9 Height/Spread: Upright bushy habit, 4–4 1/2 feet tall and 4–5 feet broad.

Full sun to moderate shade exposure

The enormous blossoms of hibiscus will add a tropical flair to any landscape. This adaptable annual or perennial can be planted in a mixed border or container, or massed in the landscape. Summerific® 'Holy Grail' is a hardy perennial shrub with rich crimson blossoms and dark purple leaves that makes it an excellent stand-alone accent or focal point.

1.14 SEA HOLLY

Height/Spread: Upright open habit, 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet broad, Zones 4-9

Full solar exposure.

With blue cone-shaped blooms surrounded by spiky bracts in colors of white, silver, green, or blue, sea holly gives a sense of surprise and drama to the environment. Bees and other insect pollinators are attracted to this short-lived perennial or biennial.

1.15 SNEEZEWEED

Height/Spread: Upright bushy habit, 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet wide, Zones 4–8

Full solar exposure

From mid-to late-summer, cheerful daisy-like blooms in red, orange, and yellow brighten the landscape. This robust and dependable native perennial is ideal for forests, meadows, mixed borders, and natural gardens.

1.16 SUNFLOWER

All zones accept it as an annual.

Upright habit, 5 to 6 feet tall and 1 to 1-1/2 feet broad.

Full solar exposure

A picturesque field of statuesque sunflowers screams summer. Though annual varieties are the most frequent, permanent varieties are also available. There are even dwarf varieties suitable for urban environments and containers. Plant in a cottage-style border, a kitchen garden, or another bright spot in the yard. Birds and bees will like them as well.

1.17 TICKSEED

Zones 4–9 Height/Spread: 12–18 inches tall and broad, compact mounding nature

Full solar exposure

Tickseed's brilliant blossoms are likely to light up any landscape. With various variants native to North American prairies and forests, this hardy perennial or annual is nearly maintenance-free and drought-tolerant. This lengthy blooming is a valuable food source for insect pollinators and birds. Plant in a mixed border or container, use as a road edging, mass along a slope, and naturalize with other indigenous.

1.18 ZINNIA

Zones 10-12; most zones grow it as an annual.

Height/Spread: 12 to 18 inches tall and 10 to 12 inches broad, with an upright branching habit.

Full solar exposure

Zinnia is a popular summer annual that produces long-lasting blooms that look great in cut bouquets. They may be used in a variety of ways in the landscape, from bedding plants like 'Profusion' to majestic 'Benary's Giant' for cottage-style borders and cutting gardens. As road edging or massed down a slope, this medium-sized red species gives a cheery burst of brilliant color.

2 Summer Crops

When it comes to setting up your garden and selecting summer vegetables, you have a lot of alternatives. Continue reading to discover some of the greatest warm-season veggies to cultivate!

During the summer, a variety of crops can be cultivated. These plants are known as "warm-season" crops. Here is a brief rundown of popular summertime (or warm season) crops to plant in your garden:

Let's take a closer look at some of these summer crops.

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most widely produced summer garden crops in the United States. Tomato plants come in a range of breeds and varieties that you may cultivate in your yard. Compact tomato plants, such as Tiny Tim Tomato, are ideal for smaller gardens or even containers. Throughout the warm growing season, many tomato plants will continue to thrive and produce tomatoes. It's a good idea to have some form of support, like a fence, for larger tomato plants like Brandywine Tomatoes or Cherokee Purple Tomatoes, to assist them to grow tall and disperse their weight. Because of soil-borne illness and dampness, plants that fall over have a tougher difficulty remaining healthy.

In many cases, the optimum time to grow tomatoes is May to June.

2. Melons

During the summer growing season, melons may produce a large harvest. Cantaloupes are one of the most popular melon varieties. They are quite simple to cultivate and mature rapidly. Melons should be grown in well-draining sandy loam soil. Planting them in broad light and keeping the soil wet is ideal. They require a lot of water to thrive and yield fruit.

In many temperate areas, the optimal time to grow melons is between May 10 and June 15.

3. Corn (sweet)

In comparison to other warm-season vegetables, corn is more difficult to cultivate. It may, however, be rewarding throughout the season. To produce a profitable crop, corn requires a lot of room and sufficient pollination.

Short rows with about a foot of gap between each plant should be sown for this crop. This increases the likelihood of pollination. Corn has to be watered often since its roots are shallow and will suffer if the soil becomes dry.

Sweet corn has the highest chance of growing healthily in many temperate areas if planted between May 1 and July 9.

4. Green Beans

Beans are the second most widely produced vegetable in the United States. Beans, either bush or pole, can be used in this crop. Pole beans are vines that cling to and grow on some form of support, such as a fence or a trellis. Bush beans are more difficult to harvest.

Bush beans are smaller, grow on little bushy plants, and grow without any support.

In temperate zones, beans should be sown between April 25 and July 15.

5. Squash, including Zucchini

Squash is another sort of vine-growing plant. They usually require a lot of space to develop. Bush varieties of squash, such as bush zucchini and bush yellow summer squash, require less room to grow. In many temperate areas, the squash should be planted between May 10 and June 15.

6. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes, unlike normal potatoes, prefer warm weather and soil. They are, in fact, tropical plants. The cold makes sweet potatoes sensitive. They thrive when planted about a month after the last frost of the season. To flourish, they require a lengthy, hot, and frost-free season.

Sweet potatoes are easy to cultivate and mature fast if the days and soil are warm. They will spread as far as you let them to. They should be planted in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost. You shouldn't grow them near squash since the squash vines spread, causing congestion and lowering your crop output.

Sweet potatoes can be grown anytime between May and October.

7. Peppers

Peppers are another popular plant to cultivate in the summer garden. Sweet peppers (sometimes known as bell peppers) are the most often cultivated. These peppers aren't spicy and don't create much heat. Peppers are linked to tomatoes and require comparable growth conditions.

Peppers, on the other hand, are smaller, develop slower, and demand greater temps than most tomato plants.

Peppers should be planted between May 10 and June 15 in most temperate areas.

8. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are prolific producers of fruit. It's also a vining plant, and most cucumber plants need a lot of space to thrive. If you don't want these plants to take up as much room, a trellis can be used. They should be grown in fertile soil with lots of sunshine. They should be watered often during the summer and will continue to produce. In many temperate areas, the best period to grow cucumbers is between May 10 and June 15.

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