9 easy summer flowers

These garden beauties thrive in summer heat and bloom nearly nonstop into fall

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Penstemon Beard Tongue (Penstemon)
Photo by Marion Brenner

Penstemon (P.  gloxinioides)

These bushy plants are fairly short lived, but to make up for it, they produce lots of trumpet-shaped blooms over a long period.

Deep purple ‘Midnight’ and scarlet ‘Firebird’ are standouts for their vivid, south-of-the-border colors. Pink and white ‘Appleblossom’ looks fresh and springlike.

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