These are the 10 summer plants in Broward County that we love to see in our gardens during the warmest season of the year. Check them out now…

Plants, also called green plants are living multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae. They form a clade that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns, clubmosses, hornworts, liverworts and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae.

Plants exclude the red and brown seaweeds such as kelp, the fungi, Archaea and bacteria.

Precise numbers are difficult to determine, but as of 2010, there are thought to be 300–315 thousand species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260–290 thousand, are seed plants.

Plants serve as ornaments and, until recently and in great variety, they have served as the source of most medicines and drugs. Their scientific study is known as botany.  (Wikipedia)

This is a short list with our favorite summer plants:

 

1 – Allium hollandicum

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Image of Allium hollandicum. Photo Credit: Kerry Garrat

One of the best and most majestic alliums for your late-spring garden, ‘Purple Sensation’ is a sun-loving, drought-tolerant variety producing spectacular lilac-purple flowers up to 15cm (6in) in diameter, which start to flower after the tulips in mid-May. (Source)

 

2 – Dianthus carthusianorum

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Image of a Dianthus carthusianorum. Photo credit: Radio Tonreg

It is a variable herbaceous perennial plant growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are slender, up to 7 cm long and 5 mm broad. The flowers are 18–20 mm wide, dark pink to purple, occasionally white; they are produced several together in tight flowerhead. (Source)

 

3 – Erigeron karvinskianus

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Image of Erigeron karvinskianus. Photo credit: Manuel Vicente

This wildflower is native to much of South America and also Mexico, and is naturalized in many other places, including parts of Africa, Europe, New Zealand, and the west coast of the United States. This is a vigorous, spreading perennial plant growing from woody rhizomatous roots to a maximum height of 15cm. (Source)

 

4 – Astrantia major

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Image of Astrantia major. Photo credit: Manuel Vicente

Astrantia major, common name great masterwort, is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to central and eastern Europe. The petals are five, white (or slightly reddened). Size of the flowers: about 1 mm. The flowering period extends from June through September. (Source)

 

5 – Papaver orientale

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Image of Papaver Orientale. Photo credit: Manuel Vicente

It usually thrives in light calcareous soil and in full sun or part shade. Seeds are sown after the potential of frost has passed, the average temperature is approximately 21 °C and when soil has thoroughly warmed. The seeds are sown at a depth of about one centimeter, or less as light may stimulate germination. (Source)

 

6 – Paeonia lactiflora

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Image of a Paeonia lactiflora. Photo credit: Viveka

Paeonia lactiflora (Chinese peony or common garden peony) is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Paeoniaceae. It was known as the white peony when first introduced into Europe. It was brought to England in the mid-18th century, and is the parent of most modern varieties. (Source)

 

7 – Campanula lactiflora

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Image of Campanula lactiflora. Photo credit: beranekp

It is a medium-sized herbaceous perennial growing to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in), with narrow, toothed leaves 5–12 cm (2–5 in) long. Large conical clusters of open, star-shaped flowers are produced on branching stems in summer. (Source)

 

8 – Digitalis purpurea

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Image of Digitalis purpurea. Photo credit: Manuel Vicente

Te plants are well known as the original source of the heart medicine digoxin, (also called digitalis or digitalin). The flowering stem develops in the second year, typically 1 to 2 m tall, sometimes longer. The flowers are arranged in a showy, terminal, elongated cluster, and each flower is tubular and pendent. (Source)

 

9 – Lavandula angustifolia

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Image of Lavandula angustifolia. Photo credit: Maja Dumat

The species name angustifolia is Latin for “narrow leaf”. Previously, it was known as Lavandula officinalis, referring to its medicinal properties. English lavender is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is popular for its colourful flowers, its fragrance and its ability to survive with low water consumption. (Source)}

 

10 – Knautia macedonica

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Image of Knautia macedonica. Photo credit: Paul

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers neutral to alkaline soils. Locate in areas protected from wind. Promptly remove spent flowers to promote additional bloom. Plants perform best in climates with cool summer nights. (Source)