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5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9

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 9.

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 9

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9

Garden Verbena (Verbena)
Soil requirements: average, medium moisture, well-drained soil
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Soil requirements: average, dry-to-medium moisture, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9
Feather Celosia (Celosia argentea)
Soil requirements: humusy, moderately fertile, consistently most, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9
African Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Soil requirements: average, evenly moist, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun (light afternoon shade in hot summer climates)

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 9
Lindheimer’s Beeblossom (Gaura lindheimeri), pictured with Shasta daisies
Soil requirements: sandy, loamy, well-drained soil
Light requirements: full sun