Summer Power Perennials

Learn the best perennials for scorching summer days -- including colorful flowers that last into fall.

[MUSIC] Power perennials are hard-working classic plants for any sustainably beautiful garden. Today we're going to show you five classic high summer favorites that your garden shouldn't be without. [MUSIC] Tall garden phlox, otherwise known as Phlox paniculata has been grown in American garden Since colonial times. Newer varieties like Jenna are both disease-resistant and ever-blooming, flowering long into the summer. Ornamental grasses are all the rage in modern gardens. Varieties like Deschampsia Goldtau or Golden Dew Tufted Hair Grass act as a foil to other perennials late Into the growing season. [MUSIC] Alliums, or ornamental onions are hardworking perennials throughout the growing season because of their resistance to deer and other pests. Some cultivars being blooming in spring, but others like those shown here, continue flowering through summer and transition into fall. Searing through the longer days of the growing season Season. Cardinal flower is a red hot perennial for moist to well drained soils. The moorgrasses are tall airy statements that give vertical presence to nearby companions. Varieties like Cordoba fade into autumn with gold And orange colors. [MUSIC] Flowering from late summer into early autumn, helenium, commonly known as Helen's flower, bloom in an array of sunset colors on plants ranging from 24 to 48 inches tall. [MUSIC] Perennials like these perform through all the growing seasons And throws at them. Try these varieties in your garden for a summer show that powers into fall. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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