Many gardeners look forward to flowering plants in their garden. Some flowers even bloom all summer. Here is a selection of popular perennial bloomers.

Perennial bloomers in summer

Some plants have beautiful flowers all summer long. Here is a selection so that you can find the right plants for your garden.

Blühbeginn April/Mai

Blaukissen (Aubrieta)

  • about 15 different types
  • distributed from the Mediterranean to Asia
  • flowers of different colors: pink, violet or white
  • are often used as ornamental plants for rock gardens or walls
  • Flowering time from April to May

Geranie (Geranium)

  • other name is cranesbill
  • about 400 species and distributed on all continents
  • popular as ornamental plants
  • perennial and annual or biennial plants
  • the flowers usually appear in pairs
  • Propagation by seeds or division possible in summer
  • Flowering period from May to October

Islandmohn (Papaver nudicaule)

  • colorful type of poppy plants
  • Flowers that bloom all year round
  • 20 to 25 centimeters high
  • cupped flowers that come in different colors. yellow, orange and red
  • Flowering period from May to September
  • sunny location and well-drained soil
  • valuable flowers as a food source for bees

Ochsenauge (Buphthalmum salicifolium)

  • another name is the gold daisy
  • yellow petals of the flower
  • hardy, continuous bloomer that is robust against all diseases and pests
  • grows up to 50 centimeters tall
  • The flowers of the flower are yellow and shine particularly brightly in June to August
  • sunny location and bee-friendly environment
  • dry to fresh soil conditions
  • Flowering time between May and September

Petunie (Petunia)

  • about 15 different types
  • is one of the most popular ornamental plants
  • is a shrubby herb
  • Flowers are white, pink, purple, red, and blue in color
  • the flowers have different patterns
  • summer-blooming balcony flowers that need a lot of light (preferably a sunny location)
  • annual plants that are not frost hardy
  • Flowering period from May to October

Roses (Pink)

  • between 100 and 250 species belong to the genus of roses
  • Roses have been popular as ornamental plants for more than 2000 years
  • fragrant flowers with five sepals
  • Corolla between three and seven centimeters large
  • common colors are pink, white, red, or yellow
  • Flowering period from May to July

Sommermargerite (Leucanthemum x superbum)

  • bright white flowers that bloom profusely all summer
  • Division required every few years to keep plants blooming profusely
  • Cut back in autumn to just above the ground
  • well-drained soil and a sunny location preferred
  • enjoys great popularity as a retreat for bees
  • radiating flowers
  • blooms from May to October

Vervain (Vervain)

  • mostly annual and perennial plants
  • Fruits break down into small nuts
  • about 80 different species that are distributed almost all over the world
  • Flowering period from May to Octobe

Beginning of flowering June

Dahlien (Dahlia)

  • many varieties are known as an ornamental plant
  • perennial and herbaceous plants
  • can grow up to 10 meters high
  • widespread in Central and South America
  • There are over 35 species in the Dahlia genus
  • bloom from summer (June) to autumn
  • edible tuber and multicolored flowers

Large-flowered Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

  • particularly lush and long flowering period
  • a perennial plant
  • Bright yellow flowers
  • the plant breeds from June to September
  • prefers a sunny location, fresh soil is advantageous
  • very easy to care for plant that does not require fertilization

Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

  • hydrangeas are among the most popular ornamental shrubs in all of Europe
  • terminal flowers, not found in all species
  • small flowers and colored and white sepals
  • Flowers bloom between June to September

Katzenminze (Nepeta)

  • Plant height between 60 and 80 centimeters
  • bushy growth and panicle-shaped flowers
  • Flowers have blue-violet colors
  • June to August is flowering time
  • sunny location and well-drained soil
  • valuable retreat for bees
  • Name comes from the cats who love the fragrant plant

Kornblume (Centaurea cyanus)

  • known by the name of cyanes
  • annual and herbaceous plant
  • grows up to a meter high
  • Flowers are tubular in shape
  • bloom in shades of blue, white, purple, or pink
  • Flowering period from June to October

Sonnenbraut (Helenium x cultivators)

  • Flowering time from early summer to autumn
  • blooms from June to September
  • sunny location and nutrient-rich soil
  • Cup-shaped flowers of different colors: yellow, red, brown-red or yellow-red

Steppensalbei (Salvia nemorosa)

  • grows up to 50 centimeters high
  • bushy and upright growing plant
  • Flower in shades of violet, pink and white
  • prefers a sunny location and well-drained soil
  • Flowering period from June to August

Tagetes (Tagetes)

  • also known as a student – or velvet flower
  • 50-60 different species
  • distributed from the USA to South America
  • popular ornamental plant for the summer
  • lemon-yellow to brown-red flowers
  • annual hybrids that are used as helper plants in fruit growing and horticulture
  • yellow, white and orange flowers
  • Flowering period from June to October

Beginning of flowering July

Buschmalve (Lavatera x olbia)

  • 80 to 120 centimeters tall
  • buschige Wuchsform
  • requires little care and blooms all summer
  • flowers of different colors: white, pink and crimson
  • Flowering time from July to October
  • prefers a sunny location, nutrient-rich soil conditions
  • Distance between 50 and 80 centimeters between the individual plants

Cosmea (Cosmos bipinnatus)

  • another name for the plant is jewelry basket or jewelry flower
  • Used as an annual ornamental plant
  • suitable as a cut flower
  • showy flowers
  • different colors like pink, violet or white
  • Flowering time from July to October

Duftnessel (Agastache rugosa)

  • easy-care plant with a height of up to 40-50 centimeters
  • bushy growth habit and panicle-shaped flowers
  • violet, pink or white
  • blooms from July to September
  • prefers a sunny location and dry soil conditions
  • popular as a retreat for bees

Kokardenblume (Gaillardia x grandiflora)

  • grows between 40 to 50 centimeters high
  • upright habit and flower resembles a bowl
  • different colors: red and yellow
  • sunny location and well-drained soil
  • Blanket flower is suitable as a cut flower
  • Bees love the blanket flower
  • Flowering time from July to October

Beautiful cherry (Gaura lindheimeri)

  • is also known as the prairie candle
  • occurs in the southern part of North America
  • the magnificent candle grows as a perennial plant that is between 50 and 150 centimeters tall
  • is used as an ornamental plant
  • the four flowers are pink and white
  • blooms between July and the first frost

Schafgarbe (Achillea)

  • belongs to the daisy family
  • are used as medicinal plants
  • herbaceous plants, some of which grow as shrubs up to 80 centimeters tall
  • the flowers are white, yellowish and pink
  • There are between 100 – 200 species
  • Flowering time between July and September

Zinnie (Zinnia elegans)

  • Plant originally comes from Mexico and is now a popular ornamental plant
  • upright and annual plant
  • Flowers have a tubular shape
  • different colors orange, red, purple, white, green and violet
  • Flowering time from July to October

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