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Another unusual specimen for your garden, the blackberry lily produces beautiful orange flowers followed by clusters of black berries. Although the plant is short-lived, it will reseed itself for future enjoyment.
Get big bang for your buck -- helenium's long-lasting blooms will be the envy of your neighborhood. Plus, they're great for cut flowers.
Easily grown from seed, this dwarf annual offers waves of brilliant orange throughout the summer.
This intense orange bloomer harmonizes with white, pink, pale orange, or blue summer flowers.
Flower clusters on these lanky plants open in mid to late summer and attract droves of butterflies.
This early-summer scenario entails planting drifts of lilac around the feet of lilies. An annual native to America, silene self-seeds freely.
(Eschscholzia spp.), Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
Sow poppy seeds on hillsides, in vacant lots, or in country gardens, and celebrate summer as their gleaming petals unfurl. Shasta daisy spreads in undisturbed areas, too.
(Abutilon hybrid), 'Blue Horizon' flossflower (Ageratum houstonianum)
The tall, billowy blossom annual grows to just the right height to mingle with abutilon, a tender tropical that can move indoors over winter.
(Calendula officinalis), snapdragon (Antirrhinum hybrid)
Enjoy the flower power as these annuals keep up their show throughout summer and fall.
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