Summer Perennials

Summer is a time of vibrant blooms and lush growth in the garden, and perennials play a crucial role in creating a stunning, season-long display. At Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre in Bristol, we offer an extensive selection of summer perennials that thrive in the warm weather, providing colour, texture, and interest to your garden throughout the season. Below are some of our top choices for summer perennials.

Lavandula (Lavender)

Lavandula, commonly known as lavender, is a classic summer perennial beloved for its fragrant flowers and silvery-green foliage. Blooming from early to mid-summer, lavender produces spikes of purple, blue, or white flowers that attract bees and butterflies. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, making it an excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, and container planting.

Geranium (Cranesbill)

Geraniums, also known as cranesbills, are reliable summer perennials with a long flowering period from late spring to early autumn. Their delicate, saucer-shaped flowers come in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white, providing continuous colour in the garden. Geraniums are versatile and can thrive in various conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and are perfect for borders, ground cover, and woodland gardens.

Salvia (Sage)

Salvia, or sage, is a versatile and hardy perennial that brings vivid colour to the summer garden. Blooming from late spring to early autumn, Salvia's tall spikes of flowers come in shades of blue, purple, red, and pink. These flowers are highly attractive to pollinators, making Salvia a valuable addition to any garden. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil, adding height and structure to garden beds.

Coreopsis (Tickseed)

Coreopsis, commonly known as tickseed, is a cheerful and easy-to-grow perennial that blooms profusely throughout the summer. Its bright yellow or orange daisy-like flowers stand out in any garden setting. Coreopsis is drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens. It works well in borders, containers, and wildflower gardens, providing a long-lasting display of colour.

Penstemon (Beardtongue)

Penstemon, or beardtongue, is a striking summer perennial with tubular flowers that come in shades of pink, purple, red, and white. Blooming from early summer to autumn, Penstemon adds height and drama to garden beds and borders. These perennials prefer full sun and well-drained soil and are known for attracting hummingbirds and bees, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.

Visit Us for Expert Advice

Selecting the right summer perennials can transform your garden into a vibrant, blooming oasis. At Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre in Bristol, our experienced staff are here to help you choose the best plants for your specific garden conditions and aesthetic preferences. Whether you need advice on planting, care, or design, we are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful and thriving garden.

Please visit us or ask our friendly staff for more information and advice about the best summer perennials for your garden.

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