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5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 8

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 8.

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 Summer Blooms for Zone 8

5 Summer Blooms for Zone 8

Large-flowered Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
Soil requirements: dry to medium moisture, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Summer Blooms for Zone 8
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
Soil requirements: average, dry to medium, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Summer Blooms for Zone 8

Sage (Salvia nemorosa)
Soil requirements: average, dry to medium, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Summer Blooms for Zone 8

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

5 Summer Blooms for Zone 8

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Soil requirements: average, medium, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant