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Compliment Your Crepe Myrtles


Summer has arrived and with that the beautiful blooms of the Crepe Mrytle! With our 32nd annual Crepe Myrtle Fest just weeks away, we hope you are planning ways to compliment your Crepe Myrtles. Here's our favorite summer perennials that are a sure way to showcase your Crepe Myrtles giving you a show-stopping summer landscape year after year.

Perennial Hibiscus
Perennial Hibiscus plants provide dramatic, tropical blooms all summer long. These perennials are easy to grow and once established can last for years in your garden giving you massive blooms. We recommend Cherry Cheesecake, Summer Storm, and Plum Fantasy.

Gaillardia Moxie. This summer bloomer loves the sun, does not require a lot of water and blooms for a long time. Gaillardia, also known as Blanket Flower, is quite showy in summer shades of yellow. They look amazing in the garden or planted in containers. They grow about 18 – 24 inches tall and spreads about the same so they definitely mix wonderfully with other flowers. The extra bonus about this perennial is that not only does it also attract butterflies but is also deer resistant, which is a big plus. We recommend Moxie, Fanfare Blaze, and Arizona Sun.

These prized trees are one of the darlings of Hampton Roads - in assorted shades of pinks from pastel to fuchsia. We recommend Raspberry Summer, Summer Glow and Summer Sky.

You simply can't beat Lantana for summer-long blooms and heat tolerance. This easy to grow plant is sure to make an impact in your landscape. It's a magnet for butterflies too! We recommend Miss Huff.

These sun-loving flowers will be a wonderful addition to your garden design, blooming for most of the summer. They bloom bright, daisy-like flowers providing a sunny pop of color. We recommend Moonbeam, Sunset Strip and Red Satin.

A fantastic choice for any sunny garden, the Coneflower is a proven performer in the heat of summer. It is often seen in summer landscapes to attract butterflies and for use as cut flowers. <We recommend Sombrero Red and Sombrero Hot Coral, Pow Wow White & Wildberry.

Enjoy these low-maintenance perennials that thrive in full sun and absolutlely love the heat. These classic beauties are available in many varieties bringing you vibrant color all summer long! We recommend Jazz King, Jamaica Sunrise, and Key Largo Moon.

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