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Hostas - Makes for a great border plant and comes in a variety of green shades, and some are even variegated with white. The low, leafy plants come up in the spring and bloom tall stemmed flowers from their centers in mid-summer.
Heirloom Roses - Different from the hybrid roses sold in flower shops, Heirloom Roses are hearty sun-worshipers and come in a multitude of colors and shades. They can grow on trellis', fences, or in a bush and make incredible summer flowers.
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Butterfly Bushes - Attract butterflies and pollinating bees to your summer garden by adding one of these bushes. They are very fragrant, bloom most of the summer, and can withstand summer heat.
Day Lilies - One of the most popular medium sized summer flowers, and one of the most varying ones. Flower shoots can grow as tall as 4' and flower color will range form white to orange to red.
Gladiolas - This tall, spear shaped flower loves the sun, and will continue blooming as long as the "spear" continues growing. It's a great summer flower for adding accents to greenery background.
Ajuga - A low lying ground cover, Ajuga is a good choice for space between flowers and bushes. Mid-summer, it blooms a beautiful small purple flower, and is fragrant.
With all your summer flowers, be sure to "dead head" - pinch off dead blooms - and water on a regular basis, especially for full sun gardens. By choosing the right summer flowers and properly maintaining them, you can enjoy your colorful garden all summer long.