Asked by: Delina Tranchohome and garden landscaping
Can I plant perennials in July?
Last Updated: 21st January, 2020
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Herein, is it too late to plant perennials in July?
How to Plant Perennials in the Summer. Heat is the enemy of newly planted perennials, so planting them during the summer is not recommended. If you must plant or transplant during the heat of the summer, there are a couple of steps you can take to maximize their chances to survive.
Also, what flowers are best to plant in July? July is the ideal time to sow spring-flowering perennial seeds in trays filled with good quality compost. Try aquilegia, bellis, delphinium and lupin. Sow summer-flowering perennials such as scabiosa, echinacea and geranium. Prepare for winter containers by sowing winter-flowering pansies in the greenhouse.
Also to know is, is it OK to plant in July?
Despite common perception, July is definitely not too late to plant garden vegetables and herbs. And while July may be too late for varieties like tomatoes or squash (depending on where you live), you can still pick seeds that work for your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone's climate pattern.
What perennials can be planted in the summer?
Here's our top 10 favorite summer blooming perennials:
- Phlox. Garden Phlox has fragrant, showy blooms in pink, purple, white or red.
- Hardy Hibiscus. Hardy hibiscus loves full sun and attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies.
- Shasta Daisy.
- Black-eyed Susan.
- Perennial Geranium.