Filipendula rubra produces airy rose-pink flower clusters that can be between 4-10 inches wide and rise above the plant’s deeply divided leaves presenting a regal appearance befitting its common name, Queen of the Prairie.
Begonias are beloved because of their textured, colorful foliage, as well as their pretty flowers.
Clivias have attractive thick, strap-like dark green leaves.
There are many mounding plants, but they need to be interspersed in a garden with some vertical accents.
Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.
All bindweeds have arrow shaped leaves on long stems, and their underground rhizomes are hard to dig up.
Aegopodium, a.k.a. Goutweed, grows vigorously in temperate zones. Nothing except an extremely hot dry summer ever slows it down.
Corydalis has delicate lacy-looking foliage and racemes of spurred flowers in the spring.
Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.