Summer in the South can take its toll on plants and gardeners alike.
The good news is that there are a number of summer plants that take the heat and don’t miss a beat, helping your summer garden looking fresh and flowery. This group of top notch performers includes annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees. Some summer plants bloom for weeks and others continue well into fall. An added bonus is that some of these “good doers,” like gardenias offer fragrant flowers, too. Your task: Fill your summer garden sun-loving blooms that look great right through fall no matter how hot or humid the weather gets this year. Some of our favorite summer perennials and annuals include: Delta jazz, pink rain lily, and Mandevilla.