These 9 garden beauties thrive in summer heat
and bloom nearly nonstop into fall!

1. Aster: These daisylike flowers are available in lavender, pink, or white.easy-aster-m2. Gloriosa daisy: Deep golden petals radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4-inch-wide flowers.

lowwater-flowers-m3. Coreopsis: Fluffy, golden yellow blooms atop tall stems.


4. Dahlia: Bold blooms in a range of vibrant colors grow from tuberous roots.


easy-dahlia-m5. Purple coneflower: Daisy flowers of rosy purple with knobby orange-brown centers, which resemble small beehives, atop clumps of bristly oblong leaves.

easy-echinacea-m6. Gaura: White flowers cluster like butterflies atop tall spikes on these airy 2½- to 4-foot-tall plants.


7. Purple fountain grass: Feathery, rose-colored plumes fade to beige atop clumps of reddish brown foliage


8. ‘Moonshine’ yarrow: One of the most carefree and generous bloomers, yarrow has tight clusters of deep yellow flowers on 2-foot tall plants.


9. Penstemon: These bushy plants are fairly short lived, but to make up for it, they produce lots of trumpet-shaped blooms over a long period.