Lavatera 'Barnsley' - Struikmalva

Delphinium - Hummingbirds love delphinium, which blooms in early summer. Height for these perennials can average anywhere from 2 to 8 feet tall, depending on variety. Delphinium requires rich soil, and areas w/ relatively cool summers.

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow - A garden designer recommends eight plants that provide reliable good looks without a lot of work

lavatera barnsley

Coreopsis, also known as tickseed, produces scores of sunny yellow flowers in summer months. 'Domino', pictured here, has a mahogany band near the center of the bloom. Pluck off spent blooms to prevent seed formation and to keep the plant blooming profusely.

Bee Balm - It grows over 6 feet tall, smells great, self seeds and attracts hummingbirds. Add a leaf or two to black tea for that distinctive Earl grey flavor.

Just Add Flowers Embrace flowering evergreens to add landscape drama. Rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and pieris add color in Northern areas; abelias, camellias, and loropetalum are perfect for warm-winter areas.

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) - Mixed - Shrub Buddleja davidii - These fragrant butterfly bushes in 3 fabulous colours will attract plenty of butterflies to the garden. The varieties: Royal Red, White Profusion and Empire Blue.

forget-me-nots. so pretty

Fothergilla shrub

Mock Orange - Powerfully fragrant, the mock orange has pure-white double flowers that appear on this dark-green deciduous shrub in early or midsummer.

Sugar Moon™ Hybrid Tea Rose - Shrub Roses - Roses

Spirea

Monarda

Lantana -"Landmark Sunrise Rose"

Hummingbirds love delphinium, which blooms in early summer. Height for these perennials can average anywhere from 2 to 8 feet tall, depending on variety. Delphinium requires rich soil, and areas with relatively cool summers.

Potted Gladiolus, will have to try this.