Perennial Border Plant
What is a good perennial border plant, full sun, red, blooms from early summer to frost to plant in OH?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi
Well there are really no perennials that bloom for that long period of time. With perennials, in order to get this long period of bloom, you'll need to plant several species, some which bloom in summer and some in fall. Only annual flowers bloom all summer into the fall. You can look at all your options by doing an Advanced Search on the Plant Encyclopedia on this website. Plug in your zone (or zip code to find your zone) and then use the radial buttons to indicated your needs. It should give you some options, but understand that no perennial will do exactly what you want in terms of long bloom period. Most will bloom for a month at best.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (4)

As stated, very few, if any perennials bloom all summer. I usually mix annuals into my beds to get that "continuous bloom" thing. Perennial geranium 'Rozanne' blooms for a long time here in Chicago, It has periwinkle flowers about 1" across. I also love Callirhoe involucrata or wine cups. For me, it starts blooming in June and blooms its brains out until it snows. Annual ornamental sage (Salvia splendens) comes in a nice red that would work for you.
Submitted by LucyMcGigs

As stated, very few, if any perennials bloom all summer. I usually mix annuals into my beds to get that "continuous bloom" thing. Perennial geranium 'Rozanne' blooms for a long time here in Chicago, It has periwinkle flowers about 1" across. I also love Callirhoe involucrata or wine cups. For me, it starts blooming in June and blooms its brains out until it snows. Annual ornamental sage (Salvia splendens) comes in a nice red that would work for you.
Submitted by LucyMcGigs

spreading perennial with purple flowers for zone 7
Submitted by grierarchers