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For landscapes that sizzle this season, consider adding these easy-care rebloomers.

Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac

Lilacs bloom only in spring – right? Not this one! Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac delivers big blooms that go on and on. Bloomerang’s flower show starts in late spring. It continues as this lilac reblooms in summer and fall.

Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac has a compact, rounded habit. With a maximum height and spread of 3 feet, it is ideal for small spaces and larger containers. Bloomerang® Dwarf Purple Reblooming Lilac attracts butterflies and resists deer. It requires six or more hours of full sun but can tolerate up to four hours of part sun and full shade. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 7.

Sombrero® Lemon Yellow Improved Coneflower

This echinacea hybrid brings sunshine even when the day is cloudy. Sombrero® Lemon Yellow Improved Coneflower delivers fragrant flowers on top of sturdy, upright stems. It is perfect in the center of a garden bed or as a specimen plant with standalone beauty.

Blooms begin in early summer and continue through late season. Sombrero® Lemon Yellow Improved Coneflower stands 18 to 22 inches tall and has a spread of 22 to 24 inches. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, it requires partial to full sun and is easy-care. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9.

Double Play Doozie® Spirea

This spirea is true to its name. Bloom after rebloom begins in late spring and continues through summer and fall. A garden standout, Double Play Doozie® Spirea is versatile as a border or edging plant, in mass plantings and as a landscape specimen. Deer resistant, this spirea requires no deadheading and is easy care.

With blazing, red-purple florals from the start, Double Play Doozie® Spirea has a mounded habit and can be used as filler in containers. At maturity, height and spread are between 24 and 36 inches. This spirea stays put where it’s planted and prefers partial to full sun. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 8.

Bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’ Caryopteris

A favorite choice of public gardens and urban planners, Bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’ Caryopteris is a versatile and small deciduous shrub for perennial beds and borders. It is 2 feet tall and wide at maturity. This shrub complements hardscapes when planted in smaller spaces and fits nicely in city landscapes when planted alone or in groupings.

Long-blooming, Bluebeard ‘Dark Knight’ Caryopteris has brilliant purple-blue flowers. They are fragrant and showy, making them excellent specimen plants in a cutting garden. This perennial tolerates poor soils. It is easy to care for, with low watering needs throughout the season. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 9.

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’

Vibrant ruby-red with cheerful yellow centers, this fragrant common yarrow has flat flower heads and a clump-forming habit. Flowers stand on sturdy 2-foot stems. Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ is a perfect addition to border, rock and cutting gardens.

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ grows well in normal, sandy and clay soils. It is an ideal perennial for problem areas because it is drought, wind and heat tolerant. Sun loving, it will spread, so give it breathing room in the landscape or confine it to specific planting areas. This yarrow’s beautiful blooms are beneficial to pollinators. Deer and rabbits resist them. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.

Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Marvel’

This meadow sage shows intense repeat color from early summer to fall. Deep blue flowers are butterfly magnets on top of purple, 24-inch upright stems. Foliage is sage green. Sheer the plant after bloom to encourage repeat growth. Beneficial for pollinators, hummingbirds like this herbaceous perennial, too. Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Marvel’ prefers full sun and tolerates heat well.

Meadow sage also stands up to extreme cold and challenging soils. This easy-care perennial is deer and rabbit resistant. Add it to rock and cutting gardens, and in mass landscape plantings. Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Marvel’ is an ideal selection for mixed borders, slopes and larger containers. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9.

Take a look through Loma Vista Nursery’s plant catalog for all the reblooming perennials we produce. Let us know if you would like more information.

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