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5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 4

With spring blooms starting to fade or having already done so, it’s a good idea to add some color to your landscape that will get you through the hottest days of summer and into fall. Here are my picks for USDA Hardiness Zone 4.

Planting flowers by zone is a way to make sure you have a thriving flower garden, since these plants grow best in your climate. Zones 3-9 are the most commonly encountered zones in the Continental U.S.

You can refer to the United States Department of Agriculture for more details about hardiness zones.

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 4

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 4
Globe Amaranth

 

1.  Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globose)
– Soil requirements: average, well-drained
– Light requirements: full sun
– Drought tolerant

2.  Swan River Daisy (Brachycome)
– Soil requirements: moist, organically rich, well-drained
– Light requirements: full sun

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 4
Bee Balm

 

3.  Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
– Soil requirements: rich, medium to wet, moisture-retentive
– Light requirements: full sun to part shade

4.  Cupid’s Dart (Catananche caerulea)
– Soil requirements: loose, sandy-humusy, medium moisture, well-drained
– Light requirements: full sun

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 4
Butterfly Weed

 

5.  Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
– Soil requirements: average, dry-to-medium moisture, well-drained
– Light requirements: full sun
– Drought tolerant