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5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3

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 3.

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 (USDA) for more details about hardiness zones.

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
Soil requirements: light, medium moisture, organically rich, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Soil requirements: average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun to light shade
Drought tolerant

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Soil requirements: lean, dry to medium, well-drained sandy loam
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Soil requirements: average, medium moisture, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun
Drought tolerant

5 Late Summer Blooms for Zone 3

African marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Soil requirements: average, evenly moist, well-drained
Light requirements: full sun