9 easy summer flowers

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

Gloriosa daisy (Rudbeckia hirta)
Photo by Norm Plate

Gloriosa daisy (Rudbeckia hirta)

Deep golden petals radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4-inch-wide flowers.

Plants reach 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 ½ feet wide. Shorter varieties such as ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘Toto’ top out at 10 inches tall. 

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