Another 3 Season Flower Garden Plan

  1.  Black Lace Elderberry – 1 Plant – Spring, Summer, Fall

2. Weigela Wine & Roses – 2 Plants – Spring, Summer, Fall

Top 10 Flowering Shrubs: Weigela

For a pretty shrub with interest from early spring through fall, plant weigela in your borders and flower beds. For a compact shrub with bold pink flowers and burgundy fall foliage, try Fine Wine.

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3. Bleeding Heart – King of Hearts – 4 Plants – Spring

4. Heuchera Obsidian – 2 Plants – Summer, Fall

5. Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ – 2 Plants – Summer, Fall

6. Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sommersonne’, aka ‘Summer Sun’) – 2 Plants – Summer, Fall

7. Sneezeweed (Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’) – 2 Plants – Summer, Fall

8. Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’, aka ‘May Night’) – 4 plants – Summer, Fall

9. Rozanne Cranesbill Hardy Geranium – 8 Plants – Spring, Summer, Fall

10. Aster (Aster x frikartii ‘Mönch’) – 3 Plants – Summer, Fall

11. Tulip Tulipa Foxtrot – 3 Plants – Spring

Foxtrot tulip

12. Monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelli ‘Arendsii’)  – 6 Plants – Fall

13. Delphinium (Delphinium ‘Connecticut Yankee’ – 6 plants – Summer

Three Seasons of Color

  • Spring Color

‘Black Lace’ elderberry
Rozanne cranesbill
‘Foxtrot’ tulip
‘King of Hearts’ dicentra
‘Obsidian heuchera’
Wine & Roses weigela

Summer Color

‘Connecticut Yankee’ delphinium
‘Goldsturm’ rudbeckia
‘Mardi Gras’ helenium
‘May Night’ salviaHelenium mardi gras
‘Mönch’ aster
‘Summer Sun’ heliopsis
(‘Black Lace’ elderberry, Rozanne cranesbill, ‘Obsidian’ heuchera, and Wine & Roses weigela will still bloom.)

Fall Color

‘Arendsii’ monkshood
‘Mönch’ hardy aster
(‘Black Lace’ elderberry, Rozanne cranesbill, “‘Goldsturm’ rudbeckia, ‘Mardi Gras’ helenium, ‘May Night’ salvia, ‘Obsidian’ heuchera, ‘Summer Sun’ heliopsis, and Wine & Roses weigela will still bloom.)

Garden Ground Rules

  • The bed is 16 feet long and 6 feet wide.
  • The garden requires at least six hours of sunlight a day.
  • The 13 plant varieties are massed in numbers of each for maximum color and instant curb appeal. The plan is customizable to your best advantage, as a border or an island.

Best Three-Season Plants List

A three-season garden requires three essential ingredients:

  1. Perennials that bloom copiously year after year
  2. Small shrubs with color-saturdated foliage all season long
  3. Plants that do not spread aggressively

These characteristics are found in all of the following:

  1. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’)Ox eye summer sun
    1 plant
  2. Weigela (Weigela Wine & Roses)
    2 plants
  3. Bleeding heart (Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’)
    4 plants
  4. Heuchera (Heuchera ‘Obsidian’)
    2 plants
  5. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’)
    2 plants
  6. Ox eye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sommersonne’, aka ‘Summer Sun’)
    2 plants
  7. Sneezeweed (Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’)
    2 plants
  8. Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’, aka ‘May Night’)
    4 plants
  9. Cranesbill (Geranium ‘Gerwat’, aka Rozanne)
    8 plants
  10. Aster (Aster x frikartii ‘Mönch’)Monch aster
    3 plants
  11. Tulip (Tulipa ‘Foxtrot’)
    40 bulbs
  12. Monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelli ‘Arendsii’)
    6 plants
  13. Delphinium (Delphinium ‘Connecticut Yankee’ series)
    6 plants


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