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Robust Milkweed is a butterfly magnet, attracting butterflies to the garden in droves. It is a low mounding perennial that blooms throughout the summer in borders of a country style or cottage garden. It performs best in a sunny spot.

from Better Homes and Gardens

The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs

Spirea There's a good reason spirea is a common sight in city plantings, at restaurants and even gas stations: It's a no-brainer to grow. And spirea is beautiful; in midsummer, it produces clusters of raspberry-rose flowers. Many varieties, such as 'Goldmound', also offer attractive golden or lime-green foliage. Name: Spiraea japonica Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 4-9 Learn more about spirea.

Four o'Clocks, an easy-to-grow flower that attracts hummingbirds & butterflies. Pinner wrote: " I have collected perfume for 20+ years, but this is still my favorite fragrance on EARTH. Amazing how such a nondescript-looking flower can pack such an extraordinary scent...they only open in late afternoon, so plant them where you usually sit/relax at that time, or you'll miss the redolence."

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa Butterflies simply love them! This terrific plant starts blooming by early summer and continues blooming until mid fall. Deadheading will ensure continued blooming. An excellent choice for mass planting, edging borders, containers and rock gardens. Product Information: Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 12-15" Deer Resistant Bloom Time: Summer Size: Potted Zones: 3 to 9