When your yard puts you to sleep faster than C-SPAN, our garden editors’ top picks are a shot of espresso.
The new ‘Torch Yellow’ and ‘Torch Red Ember’ blanket flowers bloom nonstop even when the mercury tops that on Mercury. In fact, Jimmy Turner, director of horticultural research at the Dallas Arboretum, gives these annuals his coveted “FlameProof” award. Fully double flowers appear from spring until frost atop 24-inch-tall plants. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them.
PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS: Full sun and well-drained soil. Established plants need little water or fertilizer. Plant in sweeps for an awesome show.