Different Types of Flowers
to keep color in the garden all season
By planting different types of flowers in your garden, you can have non-stop color all season. Different kinds of flowers, add contrast, height, and many colors, not available in roses.
Careful planning, and knowing the bloom time of these perennial flowers, make your garden a riot of color! It's up to you to choose- bold and bright, or soft and pastel.
All the different types of flowers on this page, are ones that I photographed from my garden, so I know they are all hardy plants flowers to at least zone 5.
View this List of Perennial Flowers
Purple Cone Flower
Purple Cone flower
(echinacea) are amoung the 10 most popular perennials in America. They bloom from mid-summer until frost.
The daisy-like flowers with orange-brown raised centers, are favored by butterflys, and make nice cut flowers.
The conical seed heads provide food for the birds as well as winter interest in the garden.
Very easy to grow in any well-drained soil. They resist heat, drought, insects and disease.
You will find these different types of flowers available in many colors and varieties.
The tall hybrid Delphiniums are the outstanding element of every well-bred garden and get most of the press accorded to this genus. The sturdy and graceful species are charming, come in lovely shades of colors including the highly sought after Blue. Their colors are stunning and the period of bloom is long, in part because they produce secondary spikes in late summer and fall. Delphiniums require full sun and rich soil amended with lime.
Delphiniums are MY favorites! They add beauty, with height. And that "Blue" color,... stunning!
Want a deeper color? How about this dark Purple Delphinium. These Pacific Hybrids get over 4' tall. You should stake them, because strong winds will topple them over, and break the stalks of these different types of flowers.
Purple Perennial Flowers
List of Purple Flowers
Blooming in June, Delphiniums come in a variey of colors, don't overlook this perennial flower, when choosing different types of flowers for your garden. There are many shades to choose from, including blues, purples, whites, and mauves. All perfect companion flowers for roses!
Towering clusters of flowers!
(Digitalis)have strong stems that support tubular florets with spotted throats in a mix of colors.
Clumps grow 24-30 inches across, and can have a flower height of 4 ft. (mine have grown much larger, in rich soil) They reseed readily, giving you baby plants to plant where you want. These different types of flowers are not invasive, as the baby plants are easy to remove if you don't want them.
In the Dianthus family, these low- growing little beauties form a thick mat with silver-green foliage. The scent is wonderful! I have them in the garden, and also a big clump by the side door, so that when they are in bloom, I can smell them each time I leave or enter the house.
They make a nice border plant for edging.
When adding different types of flowers to your garden, put together colors that compliment each other.
Oriental Lilies are amoung the most beautiful of all lillies. They are different types of flowers that have unique coloring, make them wonderful cut flowers, and add excitement to arrangements.
I like what they add to my garden! They bloom mid-late summer, with a profusion of blooms. They like full to partial sun.
Old-fashioned charm of Garden Pinks with new disease resistance and vigor. The deeply fringed, double flowers -- lavender pink with a dark eye -- perch above diminutive mounds of gray-green foliage. Bloom is heaviest in spring, but continues on and off until fall if plants are deadheaded.
They should be planted in well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral (7.0). This may call for an occasional dusting of lime. Once first flowering is complete, spent flowers should be removed. Dianthus are wonderful planted in front of roses, or at the base of climbers.
Learn more about, or purchase
Dianthus Perennial Flowers here.
Lavendar Angustifolia Munstead
excellent as an edging plant for a border or path.
Many gardeners grow Lavender for its fragrance, but the genus includes several excellent garden plants that should be more widely used for their midsummer beauty and resistance to heat and drought. The cool, gray-green foliage provides a perfect backdrop for the slender, arching flower stems. Some varieties are small, others tall, but they all prefer well-drained, sweet soil and full sun. Plant them in masses or form them into small hedges, and you'll find that they are attractive and useful long after the spent flowers have been clipped off.
There are many varietys of lavendar, find one that will grow in your climate, and add some different types of flowers to your garden.
Purple colored plants look spectacular planted beside yellow, or pink roses.
A simple flower made quite endearing by fringed tips that look like they've been cut with pinking shears. Each brilliant yellow face features bold, wine-red marks. 'Sunfire' blooms from June through October, and this newcomer is an award winner in Europe.
A genus of Daisy-like plants, Coreopsis
is excellent for the border. Most are native to the southeastern United States and Mexico. They are not the least fussy about soil but require full sun. Cut stems back after the first flush of flowers fade to promote a repeat bloom.
Summer Pastel Yarrows
are heat loving and hardy. They provid some vivid color late in the season.
They can grow 2-3 feet.
Flower heads sit on top of lacy green foliage. Another favorite butterfly plant!
More Pretty Yarrow
|Baby's Breath - Festival StarGäó |
Gypsophila Festival Star, Gypsophila 'Festival StarGäó' (PP#14,818), provides continuous cut flowers all summer long! Clouds of small white flowers float above densely branched plants from May through October! Gypsophila 'Festival Star' PP#14,818 is a hardy baby's breath that looks great in the landscape or in combination with annuals in baskets, mixed containers, or window boxes. The ice-white blooms provide a brilliant backdrop for other wildflower varieties. Does not transplant well. Plant in light, dry soil and provide a treatment of lime. Mulch for winter protection. Cut the flowers for arrangements when half the blooms are open to extend vase life. You can also place Baby's Breath upright or hang upside down in dry, dark, open, airy place.
The common Hollyhock is one of the most desirable garden plants nature ever invented. Alcea should be planted in full sun in clumps close to every New England house and, if placed in a protected location, need not be staked. With the exception of our Perennial Singles, the varieties we offer are officially biennials, but we find that under favorable conditions they will persist for a number of years. (In the South, Hollyhocks are best treated as biennials -- planted in fall for bloom the following spring.) Flowering begins in June here and continues into August. Plants prefer well-drained, neutral to slightly sweet soil.
(Hybrid Viola) or Pansies add some early color to the garden. They flower freely all season (better if deadheaded)
Bleeding Heart Plant
These dainty little "hearts' will add color to the garden early, in graceful sprays. See how easy it is to grow a
Bleeding Heart Plant.
There is an Almost Endless list of perennial flowers that you could blend in and around your roses. There are many different types of flowers, and different kinds of flowers. Research them, then order some, to add color and variety to your garden.
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