Patriotic Garden

It will be important to trim spent blooms regularly if you want the garden to be in full bloom for the 4th of July.

  Show your true colors with a garden so patriotic it's at its best just in time for the Fourth of July! Choose a site with full sun, at least 6 hours of direct light a day. The garden is designed for a corner with a fence, but you can alter it to run straight along a fence or tuck it into a corner without a fence -- just eliminate two clematis.   Plant List PERENNIALS A-

False Indigo (Baptisia australis) (1)

 

Zones 4-8. Indigo-blue flowers in early summer followed by interesting seedpods, easy to grow in ordinary soil. 3-4' tall.

 

Alternative Plant Larkspur (Delphinium x elatum) Zones 3-7. Double flowers in blue, white, or pink spikes, needs well-drained rich soil. 4-5' tall.

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Clematis x 'Durandi' (1)

 

Zones 3-9. Large, indigo-blue flowers with white anthers, blooms most of summer, train to grow on fence. 5' habit.

 

Alternative Plant Clematis x 'General Sikorski' Zones 3-9. Bright blue blooms all summer, clusters of white stamens.

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Clematis x 'Mme Edouard Andre' (1)

 

Zones 3-9. Deep velvety red blooms with cream anthers, July - Aug.

 

Alternative Plant Clematis x 'Madame Julia Correvon' Zones 3-9. Clear rose-red blooms with yellow stamens, 2" flowers bloom in masses all summer. 6-8' habit.

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Cranesbill Geranium x 'Johnson's Blue' (3)

 

Zones 4-8. Bright lavender-blue flowers in late spring to early summer then lightly through the summer, compact. 15-18" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Michaelmas Daisy (Aster d. 'Wood's Light Blue') Zones 4-8. Clear light blue in late summer and early fall. 12-16" tall.

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Bee Balm (Monarda d 'Jacob Kline') (3)

 

Zones 4-8. Large dark red flowers, fragrant foliage, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, blooms late summer. 4' tall.

 

Alternative Plant Summer Phlox (Phlox p. 'Starfire') Zones 3-9. Deep red flowers in late summer, fragrant, best in organic soil with good circulation. 2-3' tall.

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Asiatic Lily (Lilium 'Sterling Star') (9)

 

Zones 4-8. White blooms in summer, very showy. 24" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Balloon Flower (Platycoden g. 'Fuji White') Zones 3-7. Pure white flowers in summer, bud resembles a balloon that opens bell shaped. 24" tall.

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Petunias / Red (Petunia spp.) (3)

 

Trumpet-shaped, ruffled flowers. 12" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Vinca / Red (Catharanthus roseus) Star-shaped flowers, shiny green foliage. 6-9" tall.

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Petunias / Blue (Petunia spp.) (3)

 

Trumpet-shaped, ruffled flowers. 12" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia) Blue or white daisy like flowers, fine dark green foliage. 12" tall.

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Petunias / White (Petunia spp.) (3)

 

Trumpet-shaped, ruffled flowers. 12" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) White fragrant flowers. 6" tall.

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  Show your true colors with a garden so patriotic it's at its best just in time for the Fourth of July! Choose a site with full sun, at least 6 hours of direct light a day. The garden is designed for a corner with a fence, but you can alter it to run straight along a fence or tuck it into a corner without a fence -- just eliminate two clematis.   Plant List PERENNIALS A-

False Indigo (Baptisia australis) (1)

 

Zones 4-8. Indigo-blue flowers in early summer followed by interesting seedpods, easy to grow in ordinary soil. 3-4' tall.

 

Alternative Plant Larkspur (Delphinium x elatum) Zones 3-7. Double flowers in blue, white, or pink spikes, needs well-drained rich soil. 4-5' tall.

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Clematis x 'Durandi' (1)

 

Zones 3-9. Large, indigo-blue flowers with white anthers, blooms most of summer, train to grow on fence. 5' habit.

 

Alternative Plant Clematis x 'General Sikorski' Zones 3-9. Bright blue blooms all summer, clusters of white stamens.

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Clematis x 'Mme Edouard Andre' (1)

 

Zones 3-9. Deep velvety red blooms with cream anthers, July - Aug.

 

Alternative Plant Clematis x 'Madame Julia Correvon' Zones 3-9. Clear rose-red blooms with yellow stamens, 2" flowers bloom in masses all summer. 6-8' habit.

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Cranesbill Geranium x 'Johnson's Blue' (3)

 

Zones 4-8. Bright lavender-blue flowers in late spring to early summer then lightly through the summer, compact. 15-18" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Michaelmas Daisy (Aster d. 'Wood's Light Blue') Zones 4-8. Clear light blue in late summer and early fall. 12-16" tall.

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Bee Balm (Monarda d 'Jacob Kline') (3)

 

Zones 4-8. Large dark red flowers, fragrant foliage, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, blooms late summer. 4' tall.

 

Alternative Plant Summer Phlox (Phlox p. 'Starfire') Zones 3-9. Deep red flowers in late summer, fragrant, best in organic soil with good circulation. 2-3' tall.

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Asiatic Lily (Lilium 'Sterling Star') (9)

 

Zones 4-8. White blooms in summer, very showy. 24" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Balloon Flower (Platycoden g. 'Fuji White') Zones 3-7. Pure white flowers in summer, bud resembles a balloon that opens bell shaped. 24" tall.

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Petunias / Red (Petunia spp.) (3)

 

Trumpet-shaped, ruffled flowers. 12" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Vinca / Red (Catharanthus roseus) Star-shaped flowers, shiny green foliage. 6-9" tall.

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Petunias / Blue (Petunia spp.) (3)

 

Trumpet-shaped, ruffled flowers. 12" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia) Blue or white daisy like flowers, fine dark green foliage. 12" tall.

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Petunias / White (Petunia spp.) (3)

 

Trumpet-shaped, ruffled flowers. 12" tall.

 

Alternative Plant Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) White fragrant flowers. 6" tall.

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