The blanket  flower is a  captivating medium-height summer bloomer.

The blanket flower is a captivating medium-height summer bloomer. Credit: Handout

Summer bloomers, tall


Achillea filipendulina (yarrow)

Alcea rosea (hollyhock)

Baptisia australis (false indigo)

Digitalis purpurea (foxglove)

Echinacea purpurea (cone flower)

Echinops exaltatus (globe thistle)

Eupatorium maculatum Gateway (Joe Pye weed)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (heliopsis)

Hibiscus moscheutos (rose mallow)

Liatris (gay feather)

Fall bloomers, tall

Artemisia lactiflora (white mugwort)

Aster novae-angliae (New England aster)

Chrysanthemum x Emperor of China (mum)

Helenium autumnale (sneezeweed) 

Spring bloomers, medium

Aquilegia sp. (columbine)

Dicentra spectabilis (bleeding heart)

Iris germanica (bearded iris) 

Summer bloomers, medium

Achillea millefolium (yarrow)

Astilbe (false spirea)

Campanula glomerata (bellflower)

Coreopsis lanceolata (lanceleaf coreopsis)

Eupatorium coelestinum (mistflower)

Gaillardia x grandiflora (blanket flower)

Hemerocallis (daylilies)

Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender)

Penstemon (beardtongue)

Phlox paniculata (phlox)

Scabiosa caucasica (pincushion flower)

Veronica spicata (speedwell)

Fall bloomers, medium

Anemone x hybrida japonica (Japanese anemone)

Malva alcea (mallow)

Sedum Autumn joy (Autumn stonecrop) 

Spring bloomers,  short

Anemone sylvestris (snowdrop)

Armeria maritima (thrift, sea pink)

Convallaria majalis (lily of the valley)

Corydalis lutea (yellow corydalis)

Geranium Rozanne (cranesbill)

Helleborus orientalis (Lenten rose)

Heuchera (coral bells)

Iberis sempervirens (candytuft)

Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)

Phlox divaricata (sweet William)

Primula (primroses)

Stachys byzantina (lamb's ears) 

Summer bloomers, short

Dianthus deltoides (maiden pinks)

Lamium maculatum (spotted dead nettle)

Liriope (lilyturf)

Nepeta mussinii (catmint)

Oenothera missouriensis (Ozark sundrop) 

Fall bloomers, short


Aster novi-belgii (dwarf New York aster)

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (leadwort)

Chrysanthemum hybrids (mums)