7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer
Blanket Flower Genus: Gaillardia X grandiflora Zones: 3-10 Bloom time: Continuous, May through fall, or frost. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: Blanket flower thrives in dry, sunny conditions.
Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8
'Red Satin' Coreopsis ~ A major color breakthrough for coreopsis; produces quantities of red-wine flowers held aloft on wiry stems with narrow, bright green foliage. A lovely plant that stays in bloom midsummer 'til fall, especially if you dead head. Forms a tight clump; won’t spread through your garden. Name: Coreopsis ‘Red Satin’ Growing Conditions: Full sun Size: 15–18 inches tall, 18–20 inches wide Zones: 5–9 Grow with: Echinacea Source: Great Garden Plants
This flower offers colorful clusters of red, pink, lavender, violet, or white. More perennials for cutting: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-cutting/?socsrc=bhgpin072513beebalm=14
Purple Coneflower It's hard not to love purple coneflower. This resilient perennial blooms much of the summer producing tons of mauve-purple blooms that hold up really well when cut. Or, if you leave them in the garden, they'll attract scores of butterflies. Name: Echinacea purpurea Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall Zones: 3-9