July has been particularly rainy this season and the weather has been uncharacteristically dominated by cloudy, stormy days. Thankfully, the many precipitous days have been tempered with those of full sunshine. The extra moisture has been beneficial for many perennial species and they have produced flowers accordingly. Here’s to the blooms of July.
Warming temperatures and longer days bring forth the first wave of blooms. Here’s too the flowers of June.
Coreopsis tripteris – Tall Coreopsis The tall coreopsis is large, spindly perennial with bright, cheerful yellow flowers. This long-bloomer sports an abundance of daisy-like flowers from July into September. An extremely successful self-seeding perennial that can become aggressive so it is often best used in naturalized settings. Can tolerate rocky, dry soil. Height : 3-8 feet (60-240cm) Spread : 2-8 feet (60-240 cm)…
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Native perennials that will thrive in average/medium soil conditions.