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Bloom time table

With this table you can design a perennial garden that will provide food for the pollinators throughout the growing season as well as create four seasons of interest. (Color bars approximate flower color and flowering time in normal weather cycles—there are many factors that can affect bloom times.)

Some plants have unusually long bloom times. Here are some examples.

  • Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis)

  • Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)

  • Wild Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) - blooms from April to November!

  • Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) - Big bloom in April followed by sporadic blooming the rest of the year.

  • Green-and-Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum) - blooms for a couple months starting in April.

  • Ox-eye (Heliopsis helianthoides) - All summer and into fall.

  • Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida) - late summer through fall.

  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) - Starts in May, keeps going to a lesser extent for several months.

  • Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata) - Starts in July, keeps going until frost.

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