Top Plants for Summer Color

Add heat-tolerant flowers and features to your yard and enjoy their beauty all summer.

Jerusalem sage

Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa)
Tall stems of these Mediterranean natives are set with widely-spaced, hooded yellow flowers.

Moisture-conserving thick, typically furry or hairy leaves are lance-shaped. Pretty planted with lavender and red hot poker (Kniphofia 'Bressingham Comet').
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Hot cocoa rose

'Hot Cocoa' rose
This floribunda rose bears red blossoms.

Moonshine yarrow

'Moonshine' yarrow
The sunny hues of this Mediterranean perennial complement the violet-blue spikes of catmint (Neetpa).
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Sally Holmes rose

'Sally Holmes' rose
A vigorous white rose, it blooms in huge clusters.
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Feather reed grass

Feather reed grass
Calamagrostis x acutiflora has a vertical growth habit and showy seed heads.

Jerusalem sage

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
The bronzy red Japanese barberry colors up best in full sun.
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Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
A cluster from the Strombergs' vineyards shows the seeded, pearl-size grapes in various stages of ripeness.
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Jerusalem sage

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'
Like the rest of the sunflower family, this bright yellow perennial blooms all summer on little water.
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