Cottage garden snapdragons, or antirrhinums, are sown early to bloom in June. Since February, seeds can be sown inside in fall or spring.
The hardy annual Cerinthe makes stunning boundary foliage. About two feet tall, the plant has silvery-blue leaves and purple hanging bell-shaped flowers.
Because they are tough, long-flowering perennials with many garden applications, many people cultivate them. These perennials look great in pots, cottage gardens, flower beds, and ground covers.
Popular garden plants include salvias. Annual and perennial salvias are great late summer flowers. Their long flowering season means they're still blooming into November for fall pollinators.
The African Daisy, Osteospermum, adds color to any flower bed with its orange, yellow, pink, purple, and white blossoms.
A broad genus of lovely perennial wildflowers, silene attracts pollinators and has different colors. Popular ornamentals create clumps with beautiful spikes of divided petals that bloom in summer and fall.
Black-eyed susans (rudbeckia) are perennial, biennial, or annual plants in red, yellow, or orange. Black-eyed susans bloom from summer to fall and can be grown from seed inside, starting in February.