Flowers You Can Plant in July and Grow Through Fall

Flowers You Can Plant in July and Grow Through Fall

Yellow and Orange Marigold flowers

Mid-summer may already be here, but that doesn't mean you can't add to (or start) your garden. There are plenty of beautiful flowers that don't bloom until July, August, or later, meaning now is the perfect time to make some last-minute changes. However, some flowers are better for summer planting than others.  

In this post, we will walk you through a few mid-summer favorites that are perfect to plant in July. Keep reading to discover more! 

Which Flowers Should I Plant in July? 

There are dozens of flowers perfect for planting in July. From marigolds to zinnias, just because the weather is hot doesn't mean planting must stop. 

Below are some of our mid to late-summer favorites! 

Marigolds are bright and cheerful flowers that are heat-tolerant and can bloom continuously until the first frost. They not only add a pop of color to your garden but also repel pests, making them a great addition to any garden. 

Zinnias are another flower that is perfect for planting in July. They are known for their vibrant colors and love the heat. They are also drought-tolerant, which makes them ideal for summer planting when water resources may be limited. 

If you are looking to add height and drama to your garden, sunflowers are an excellent choice. These flowers have tall stems and large, sunny blooms that are sure to make a statement. Sunflowers are also easy to grow and can quickly become a focal point in your garden. 

Petunias are versatile flowers that come in many colors and can be planted in beds, borders, or containers. They thrive in full sun and can tolerate the summer heat, making them a great choice for July planting. 

These herbaceous perennials blossom in various shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. They bring a touch of late-season color to your garden and are often used in floral arrangements. Asters prefer well-drained soil and can thrive in full sun to partial shade. 

Next, we have Cimicifuga, also called Fairy Candles or Bugbane. These plants feature tall spikes of fragrant white flowers, resembling candles. They bloom from late summer to fall and are perfect for woodland gardens. Cimicifuga thrives in partial to full shade and moist, rich soil. 

Hemerocallis, also known as Daylilies, are hardy perennials that produce trumpet-shaped flowers in various colors. Despite their blooms lasting only one day, these plants produce many flowers over an extended period. Daylilies are versatile and can be used in borders, mass plantings, or as ground cover. They prefer well-drained soil and can tolerate full sun to partial shade. 

The Salvia, or Sage, family includes various species with tubular flowers in blue, purple, pink, red, and white shades. These plants attract pollinators and can be used for both ornamental and culinary purposes. Salvias thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. 

Irises are known for their distinctive sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers. These plants come in a wide range of colors and are popular in garden borders and as cut flowers. Some species can tolerate partial shade, but they generally prefer full sun and well-drained soil.  

Find Your Blooming Summer Beauties at Knollwood Garden Center 

Gardening is not just a spring activity, you can keep planting flowers all year long! The flowers listed above are just a few of our favorite July and August bloomers. Knollwood Garden Center offers resources on dozens of unique plants and flowers that are perfect for planting in mid to late summer.  

If you are looking to expand your garden and want to find the perfect flowers for your garden, stop by Knollwood Garden Center. We have an expansive selection of plants and flowers perfect for planting in summer and a team of garden professionals who can help you select the perfect plants for your garden in July and beyond.  

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