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Attracts butterflies

Sun Needs

Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 6

Height

3 – 4 feet

Blooms in

Spring

Features

Good for cut flowers

Balloon Flower

Balloon flowers start as hollow buds and, as it grows, eventually bursts open into a star-shaped flower. In addition to its beauty, Balloon flowers are resilient in the garden and can handle varying sunlight, water and soil.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

4 – 9

Height

2.5 – 3.5 feet

Blooms in

Summer

Features

Deer resistant

Balsam
Bring the tropics to your garden with a Balsam plant. Easy to care for, it thrives in shadier spots, can tolerate heat and handle damp soil. Flowers come in almost every color of the rainbow, including red, orange, yellow, violet, white and pink.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 7

Height

1 – 2.5 feet

Blooms in

Early Summer – Mid-Fall

Features

Tolerates heat

Baneberry
Perfect for cool, shaded spots, the Baneberry brings a holiday-inspired look to your garden. Before the Baneberry bears ornamental fruit, it features small white flowers. Beware though, the little red berries found on the plant are poisonous to eat!

Sun Needs

Partial Shade?/?Full Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 9

Height

1.5 – 3.5 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring

Features

Non-invasive

Basket of Gold
With bright yellow, low-growing flowers, no wonder where the Basket of Gold got its name. Given its short height and golden color, this makes for a perfect addition to a rock garden or xeriscape.

Sun Needs

Full Sun

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

4 – 8

Height

0.5 – 0.75 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Early Summer

Features

Deer resistant

Bee Balm
With the name Bee balm, this ornamental flower attracts not only bees, but hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators. Bee balms are highly valued for their deep scarlet color, but also come in blue, violet, white and pink.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Damp

Zones

4 – 9

Height

2 – 4 feet

Blooms in

Mid-Summer – Late Summer

Features

Attracts bees, butterflies

Begonia
Known for their attractive blooms, the Begonia is a timeless favorite among gardeners. Consisting of more than 1,700 specie, Begonias also make for good indoor plants if kept by a sunny window and watered regularly.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

8 – 10

Height

0.5 – 1.5 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Early Fall

Features

Deer resistant

Bellflower
With their happy, star-like flowers, the variety of Bellflowers available can fit any gardener’s needs. Ranging from short to tall, and featuring almost every color of the rainbow, these cheery flowers are a great fit for your garden or cut to display in your home theflowerland.com.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 8

Height

0.25 – 4 feet

Blooms in

Early Summer – Early Fall

Features

Good for cut flowers

Bergenia

The Bergenia plant looks as sweet as its nicknames—also commonly known as Pigsqueak or Elephant’s ears. While short in stature, the Bergenia makes up for it in ornate flowers and leaves that change from green to red or bronze in the cooler months.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Damp

Zones

3 – 8

Height

1 – 2 feet

Blooms in

Spring

Features

Deer resistant

Blackeyed Susan
Known as the official flower for the Preakness, Blackeyed Susans are a member of the sunflower family. In addition to making a beautiful indoor flower arrangement, Blackeyed Susans attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects.

Sun Needs

Full Sun

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 9

Height

1 – 3 feet

Blooms in

Late Summer – Mid-Fall

Features

Good for cut flowers

Bleeding Heart
The Bleeding Heart’s appearance is as equally dramatic as its name, bearing heart shaped flowers that hang from a long stem. It also makes for an exquisite cut flower to display in your home.

Sun Needs

Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained, Damp

Zones

3 – 9

Height

1.5 – 4 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Early Summer

Features

Good for cut flowers

Bloodroot
This flower gets its name from the bright red poisonous sap if you cut into the stem, but on the outside the Bloodroot makes for a great addition to a shaded garden. In addition to a bright white flower, the leaves are scalloped to create an elegant package.

Sun Needs

Partial Shade?/?Full Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 9

Height

0.25 – 0.75 feet

Blooms in

Early Spring

Features

Non-invasive

Boneset
The Boneset is a wildflower that is easy to grow in most soil types, but watch out as it can pose a management problem and spread quickly. Well-suited for more natural looking gardens, the Boneset is also a friend among bees and butterflies.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

4 – 9

Height

3 – 5 feet

Blooms in

Late Summer – Mid-Fall

Features

Attracts bees, butterflies

Browallia

The Browallia will grow in the darkest corners of your garden, preferring full shade and protection from the hot sun. It also makes for a great indoor plant during the summer as long as it’s kept damp but not wet.

Sun Needs

Partial Shade?/?Full Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

2 – 11

Height

1 – 2 feet

Blooms in

Mid-Summer – Late Summer

Features

Attracts humingbirds

Bugleweed
Bugleweed is a popular choice to fill a garden with low, colorful greenery, but be sure to maintain it as it can easily spread and take over your garden. Most prefer shade, but if your Bugleweed variety has purple leaves, it’ll do well in heat.

Sun Needs

Partial Shade?/?Full Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 9

Height

0.25 – 0.5 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Early Summer

Features

Tolerates heat

Bugloss
Given it’s tall height, attractive blooms and unalluring foliage, the Bugloss is often grown as accent border plants. This biennial is short lived and doesn’t do well with excess moisture.

Sun Needs

All Sun Types

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 8

Height

3 – 5 feet

Blooms in

Summer

Features

Non-invasive

Buttercup
Who hasn’t held a buttercup up to their chin to see it reflect its golden yellow shade? This cheerful plant is a favorite, but requires regular maintenance to keep it from spreading.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

3 – 8

Height

1 – 2 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Early Summer

Features

Non-invasive

Butterfly Weed
The aptly named Butterfly Weed is a favorite among butterflies, but also bees and other beneficial insects. Propagation may take some time, but once the Butterfly Weed starts growing this hardy plant can endure full sun and a variety of soil types.

Sun Needs

Full Sun

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

4 – 9

Height

2 – 3 feet

Blooms in

Mid-Summer – Early Fall

Features

Good for cut flowers

Caladium

Caladiums are known for their heart or arrow shaped leaves and are a good addition to a garden needing some dramatic foliage. In addition to green, leaves are known to include hues of red, white, maroon, pink and cream.

Sun Needs

Partial Shade?/?Full Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained, Damp

Zones

10 – 11

Height

1 – 2 feet

Blooms in

Early Spring – Mid-Fall

Features

Non-invasive

Calendula
Add a pop of color to your garden with the garden-friendly Calendula. This flower tolerates the cooler months and is even edible—it’s spicy leaves are often found as a garnish in salads and soups.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

9 – 11

Height

1 – 2 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Mid-Fall

Features

Good for cut flowers

California Poppy
The California poppy is ideal for gardens in dry, sandy areas with full sun. Coming in a variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, white and pink, be sure to cut this wildflower to display inside.

Sun Needs

Full Sun

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

5 – 10

Height

0.5 – 1 feet

Blooms in

Early Summer – Mid-Fall

Features

Good for cut flowers

Canterbury Bells
Reminiscent of an old English cottage, Canterbury Bells represent gratitude and faith. Their charming violet bells make for a beautiful bouquet.

Sun Needs

Full Sun?/?Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Well-drained

Zones

5 – 8

Height

1.5 – 3 feet

Blooms in

Late Spring – Mid-Summer

Features

Good for cut flowers

Cardinal Flower
Recognized for its deep scarlet red blooms, the Cardinal flower grows as high as 4 feet and attract beneficial insects like butterflies. While once in bloom the results are dazzling, this perennial’s lifecycle is short lived.

Sun Needs

Partial Shade

Soil Needs

Damp

Zones

2 – 9

Height

3 – 4 feet

Blooms in

Mid-Summer – Early Fall

Features

Attracts butterflies

Carnation
The bright cluster of petals make the Carnation a playful choice for any garden or bouquet. Depending on the color you pick, a Carnation can be used as a symbol of friendship, love or fascination.