Plants of the Week of August 11th
Since it's been hot out, here are a couple more sun lovers that prefer at least 4 hours of sunlight a day.
The Asian Moon Butterfly Bush is a sterile butterfly bush that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It's blue lavender flowers start in July and bloom through September for a long show. It reaches 7 feet tall and wide, so it works well for a summer backdrop with perennials in front of it. Great for a pollinator garden as well.
The Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower has a bold color orange for spots that need to be lit. The orange color is striking on this compact coneflower with a height of 20 inches and a spread of 2 to 3 feet. It flowers throughout the summer and would work well with ornamental grasses, daylilies, daisies or other sun loving perennials. Easy to care for.