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SHORT-MEDIUM - Light: Sun Zones: 2-8 Plant Type: Perennial Plant Height: 8-36 inches Plant Width: 4-36 inches Bloom Time: Blooms spring and summer, depending on variety Landscape Uses: Containers,Beds & Borders Special Features: Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow

Adding to my flower garden this year! Angelonia -It's easy to grow and flowers profusely, great plant for our dry spells and heat. Not fussy about soil either. Butterflies love it!

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their own -- and still look beautiful.

How to Grow, Maintain, and Divide Bearded Iris Bearded iris is among the most elegant -- and easy to grow -- flowers of spring. Follow our tips for long-lasting, ever-multiplying blooms.

Looking for a hardy daisy? Helenium is a beautfiul fall flower that blooms yellow, red, or orange! More fall flowers:

Gomphrena - loves heat and tolerates drought. Attracts butterflies.

Lupine, a favorite perennial. Many colors and re-blooms and self seeds. Lovely.

Use our handy guide to help you identify and control weeds in your garden:

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias selections) is a butterfly magnet, attracting many kinds of butterflies to its colorful blooms.