Suppose you are looking for some new additions to your gorgeous garden. In that case, you should feature some great plants that start with the letter “S”. With so many beautiful flowers to choose from, ranging from shrubs to succulents – you will undoubtedly find something up to your standards in this list. With detailed descriptions of each flower on this list, you will get a great idea of which flower best suits your garden.
This extremely grateful plant is an easy one to take care of. Sage is loved by butterflies and bees and is very tolerant to drought. Blooming from the beginning of summer until the end of fall, you will have an aromatic addition to your garden that will attract pollinators and repel garden pests.
1. Salvia daghestanica
This type of sage has blue flowers, enjoys dry to medium soil, and grows about 3-4″ in an entirely sunny area. It’s deer and pest resistant, easy to grow, and a perfect addition to your garden when you need something simple – yet beautiful.
Even planting your Salvia in a pot can look gorgeous.
2. Salvia nemorosa
Salvia nemorosa is a type of sage that boasts lavender to violet colors and is highly fragrant. It’s perfect for cutting or keeping in your garden as one of the primary pollinators. It grows about 18-36″ in the full sun and enjoys a little more water than its close relative, Salvia daghestanica.
3. Saguaro – Carnegiea gigantea
Native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Saguaro flower is also Arizona’s state flower. This giant, tree-sized cactus grows up to 1.6ft and can be a beautiful addition to your garden if you enjoy shrub-type succulents. It requires a lot of sun paired with very little moisture, and when it’s in bloom, you will find gorgeous white flowers during the springtime.
4. Sand Dollar Cactus – Astrophytum Asterias
This spherical succulent can seem to grow forever, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Reaching 6″ in height, this succulent enjoys full sun but can also thrive in some shade. It produces orange and white flowers – and is a very common houseplant for those patient enough to wait for its bloom. The Sand Dollar Cactus is resistant to drought, so water it moderately and expect gorgeous flowers from spring to fall.
A garden full of cacti can be the perfect addition to your home.
5. Sand Phlox – Phlox bifida
This mat-like ground cover blooms from February until April and produces pale purple flowers in the shape of a star. It enjoys dry environments and a lot of sunshine, and will also attract many butterflies to your garden. It reaches up to about 6″ in height and about 18″ in width. This evergreen perennial will look gorgeous even during the colder months of the year – also, it’s easily adapted to alkaline and acidic soils.
6. Saucer Plant – Aeonium urbicum
Pink edges decorate this fleshy green succulent – which produces white and pink flowers during the summer once the plant is mature. Expect the plant to reach up to 6ft in height. It requires full sun, a warm environment, and not a lot of water. It doesn’t handle overwatering or the cold very well, so keep this in mind when caring about your gorgeous saucer plant. While it can definitely thrive outdoors, keeping it indoors might be the safer option.
7. Scarlet Buckeye – Aesculus Pavia
Also known as the Red Buckeye and Firecracker Plant, this scarlet beauty blooms during early spring and boasts gorgeous deep red to yellow bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are found in clusters almost a foot long. Its leaves usually drop by the end of summer and enjoy dry, sandy soils without much watering. It also enjoys a partial shade, so make sure to plan the perfect place to keep your Scarlet Buckeye during its lifetime. Also, keep in mind that its seeds are poisonous, so if you have children – it might be best to place it somewhere high and out of their reach.
8. Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus – Echinocereus coccineus
The Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus, similar to the Claret Cup, is a clumping type of cactus that can reach up to 24″ in height. It blooms in April, May, and June, producing a unique deep red flower with rounded petals. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil requires more water during the growing season, yet less during the winter. It is a fantastic pollinator, attracts hummingbirds and bees during the season – but repels pests which is a win-win combination for your garden.
Take good care of your Hedgehog Cactus and it will definitely pay off!
9. Scarlet Rosemallow – Hibiscus coccineus
Also known as the Texas Star Hibiscus, Crimson Rosemallow, and Wild Red Mallow – the Scarlet Rosemallow has scalloped leaves and deep-scarlet flowers that grow up to 6″ in width. It blooms from July through September and thrives in the sun and wet soils. Quickly grown from seeds, this flower that starts with S will be a fantastic addition to your garden.
10. Scarlet Sage – Salvia splendens
Best planted during the middle of spring, the Scarlet sage proliferates, reaching up to 30″ in height. It has heart-like, deep green leaves that repel pests like deer and rabbits. It enjoys both full sun and partial shade, well-drained but moist soil that is neutral to acidic. It blooms from summer to the beginning of fall and is most commonly used as an edging plant. Its flowers are clustered, bright, and quickly caught by the eye.
11. Scarlet Strawberry – Fragaria virginiana
This low-growing perennial forms distinctive, bright green leaves. It blooms from late spring to early summer and exhibits a cluster of small white flowers with yellow centers. These flowers produce small, red berries – commonly known as strawberries. The Scarlet Strawberry also survives with ease during the colder months of the year, but expect it to grow only during the spring and fall. This plant is not only easy to grow, but it will spread on its own to cover open areas as well. It grows up to 4-7″ in height, and 12-24″ in width. It enjoys full sun to partial shade and requires moist but drained soils to thrive.
12. Scotts Clematis – Clematis scottii
Also known as the Sugar Bowl Clematis, Scotts Clematis is a unique perennial that displays droopy, bell-shaped, deep blue to violet flowers when in bloom. You can expect to see its unique flowers from early spring to late summer. It attracts a lot of bumblebees and seedheads during and after the bloom season, and thrives in moist but drained soils, in partial shade or full sun. It grows up to 24″ tall and 18″ wide. Keep in mind that the Sugar Bowl Clematis requires pruning in late winter or early spring. Another important note for any dog, cat, or horse owner is that this flower is toxic to them.
A blooming Clematis plant is truly one-of-a-kind.
13. Sea Holly – Eryngium planum
The Sea Holly plant is truly a unique one on this list. With its majestic steel-colored flowers that resemble strawberries, it will add an entirely new texture and color to your existing garden. Why is it a favorite of gardeners? Well, because its flowers are long-lasting and are quickly taken care of. Not to mention, it attracts many pollinators during spring and summer. Its flower heads grow about 2 inches across, and the entire plant can reach up to 3ft in height. Thriving in full sun, dry soils that are well drained and preferably sandy, you will soon find out that the sunnier your garden is, the more colorful these flowers can be!
14. Sea Thrift – Armeria maritima
This evergreen perennial exhibits flowers that range in color – lavender, pink, and even white. It blooms from mid to late spring, but don’t be surprised if your Sea Thrift also blooms during the summertime. It enjoys the full sun, dry and drained soils – and is quite a drought-resistant plant. Repelling pests and diseases, the Sea Thrift attracts many pollinators to your garden. Not to mention that it’s perfect for edging, rock gardens, and small ground covers.
15. Sensitive Fern – Onoclea sensibilis
Did you know that the Sensitive Fern has received the Award of Garden Merit for its amazing features? This flowerless plant grows up to 4ft tall and is quite invasive in small gardens, so beware. It enjoys partial to complete shade in moist, neutral, and acidic soils. If you need a plant that will work in your garden as a border and stay there for many years to come – the Sensitive Fern should be your first choice. It is pest and disease-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your fancy Fern.
16. Campanula posharskyana
If you are looking for a plant that grows low and provides star-like blue to violet flowers, the Serbian Bellflower is a perfect choice. It blooms from late spring to early summer and exhibits masses of gorgeous flowers that are a fantastic option for edging or bordering your garden. Keep it in full to partial shade, and well-drained soils. It’s quite invasive, so keep an eye on it, and move it to the shade during the warmer months of the year. Remember to water it every day, and your Serbian Bellflower will be thrilled.
With gorgeous bell-shaped flowers, this nodding beauty is very forgiving.
17. Campanula posharskyana “Stella”
Quite similar to the classic Serbian Bellflower, one of the minimal differences in this type of Bellflower is the color. The “Stella” Bellflower offers dark blue to deep purple flowers during bloom season. It is also deer and rabbit-resistant, disease-free, and very easy to grow as it requires low care. Keep in mind that this plant is invasive, so don’t plant it next to any plants in your garden that can easily be smothered.
18. Seven Stars – Ariocarpus furfuraceus
This gorgeous succulent, also known as the Living Rock, is one that requires a lot of patience. It grows pretty slowly, so you will need to give it some time before it reaches its final form. It requires to be planted in soil that is cactus-specific, with full sun, and a warm climate. It is quite drought-resistant, so you should probably know how to water it. Twice a month during the summer, once a month during spring, every month in a half during fall, and no water is needed during the winter. Once it blooms, you will see white-to-pink flowers that are about 5cm in diameter.
19. Shasta Daisy – Leucanthemum x superbum
This very popular perennial is one loved by many – due to the weeks of color it provides from early summer. It doesn’t require much care and is easy to grow, so it’s a perfect addition to your garden, especially as a border. You will find many variations of the Shasta Daisy, from different floral sizes, single or double flowering types, up to different bloom periods. They are drought tolerant, deer resistant, disease free, and enjoy moist soils in the full sun. Planting them together in groups will result in a fantastic garden visual.
The Shasta Daisy is very gorgeous when in bloom.
20. Shining Blue Star – Amsonia illustris
This herbaceous perennial produces spike-like stars that range in colors, from baby blue to white and gold. It doesn’t require too much maintenance and will grow well in an extensive range of soils. It prefers well-drained soil but requires some water as it thrives in the full sun. Pollinators are easily attracted to the Shiny Blue Star, especially butterflies which enjoy its nectar. Enjoy blooms from mid-spring that last several weeks, and enjoy your gorgeous plant which can grow up to 4ft in height.
21. Shooting Star Flower – Dodecatheon meadia
Another recipient of the Award of Garden Merit, the Shooting Star Flower is a unique perennial featuring groups of 10-20 umbrella-like pink flowers. Although its bloom lasts from early spring until the summertime, groups of this breathtaking flower are truly one of a kind. This addition to your garden is not only eye-catching, but it’s almost totally disease free and not hard to grow. It requires moist but well-drained soils, especially during the wintertime. Avoid keeping it in the full sun, and expect your Shooting Star to grow up to 18″ at its peak.
22. Showy Milkweed – Asclepias speciosa
The Showy Milkweed is a well-known perennial that has been raved about for its unique appearance. Its bell-like clusters of milky pink flowers can be seen around early summertime. One of the best perks of planting this beauty in your garden is the fact that it attracts beneficial insects like butterflies, bees, and even hummingbirds. Did you know that the Milkweed plants are needed for the monarch butterflies? By planting them in your garden, you are contributing to their survival! They prefer full sun, medium well-drained soils, and require low maintenance. So, what are you waiting for?
23. Showy Stonecrop – Sedum spectabile
Also known as the Neon Stonecrop, this essential beauty works best when planted in groups, perfect for beds and borders and even in rock gardens! It provides clumps of fleshy green leaves and blooms during early fall. You can expect to see some amazing magenta star-like flowers once it finally does. It thrives in full sun, dry to medium moisture but well-drained soils. It’s low maintenance and attracts many pollinators – so you don’t have to worry about any disease or pest issues once planted.
The Showy Stonecrop can also be found in natural environments.
24. Shrub Rose – Rosa
With so many shrub roses to choose from, you could have an entire garden scattered with different types of roses and still have room for some more. Shrub roses come in many different colors, sizes, fragrances, and bloom periods. They are known as tough plants, reliable and disease free. They bloom constantly from late spring to fall and serve perfectly as a hedge, border, or screen in your garden. Choose one of the many shrub roses you can come across and enjoy them almost all year round!
25. Brunnera macrophylla
This herbaceous perennial boasts heart-shaped leaves and produces tiny blue flowers while in bloom. It blooms during spring and is one of the best border plants on this list due to the statement it can give to your garden – while keeping a unique feel. The gorgeous flowers stay on display for many weeks! It prefers partial to full shade and requires moist but well-drained soils to keep happy. Remember to deadhead your flowers after blooming if you don’t want them to self-seed.
26. Brunnera macrophylla “Jack Frost”
We have yet another winner of the Award of Garden Merit, and these are truly favorites for a reason. They feature heart-shaped leaves that are silver with green veining and expect tiny blue flowers during the springtime. This plant is gorgeous during the entire growing season, so it’s extremely popular in gardens everywhere. It is resilient to deer, rabbits, and most pests and diseases – and the best part? It’s very low maintenance. It requires full shade but will work in partial shade as well. It loves moist and well-drained soils that are organically rich.
27. Brunnera macrophylla “Looking Glass”
While the Looking Glass Bugloss is quite similar to its parent Jack Frost, there is one key difference between them: the looking glass variation has much more green veining than the other, and is prominently “less silver”. However, the combination of these two in your garden can truly make it look appealing and eye-catching.
The Brunnera Macrophylla plant is very invasive, so don’t forget to cut off its flowerheads!
28. Siberian Iris – Iris Sibirica
With so many qualities paired with the Siberian Iris, you will have no trouble planting and keeping up with this beauty. It requires low maintenance, and provides a long flowering period that is perfect for any beginner’s garden! What do its flowers look like? Well, imagine a wide range of colors: from purple to blue, yellow to red, violet, and even brown to orange shades of pretty flowers that look fresh during the entire growing season. They will bloom before most of your garden, so make sure to keep them in full sun and wet soils to keep them happy!
29. Siberian Larkspur- Delphinium grandiflorum
Also known as the Chinese Delphinium, the most important thing to know about this plant before anything else is that it’s poisonous. It is almost not considered a perennial, because of its unpredictability. However, this species is raved about as one of the bluest flower producers of all related species so it is definitely worth checking out. With so many varieties to choose from, you can virtually choose the color you would like to plant and find Siberian larkspur in that exact color. It requires a lot of care and maintenance, especially if you want it to return next year. Don’t plant it if you have pets or children.
30. Siberian Peashrub – Caragana Arborescens
This perennial woody plant is also known as the Siberian Pea Tree. It produces yellow, pea-shaped flowers and reaches up to 18ft in height. It blooms in late spring until early summer, enjoys partial shade to full shade, and requires a lot of water. You can expect its bright yellow flowers to be fragrant and attract some pollinators to your garden. Overall, it would be a unique addition to your garden that doesn’t require much maintenance other than a general routine. Give it as much attention as you would any other tree in your garden.
Gorgeous yellow flowers will emerge during the bloom season of the Siberian Peashrub.
31. Silky Wormwood – Artemisia frigida
The Silky Wormwood or Prarie Sagebrush is a ground-hugging perennial that produces silver to white leaves with a unique texture. It blooms during the summer and exhibits yellow flowers, which are usually cut to keep the spotlight on this plant’s gorgeous leaves. If you keep it in a winter climate, expect it to survive winter as it boasts evergreen qualities. It enjoys dry soils and full sun, so make sure to keep an eye on its soil drainage. Moist soils are what most commonly kill this plant, as it’s completely resistant to deer and rabbits. It is an amazing option for garden edging, borders, rock gardens, etc.
32. Silver Ball Cactus – Parodia scopa
This ball-shaped cactus boasts a spiny and almost furry-like crown and produces yellow flowers during the summertime. Expect it to reach about 20″ in height, and 4″ in diameter. It has long spines, is easy to grow, and requires little maintenance to keep happy. They do not like to be exposed to direct sunlight and a lot of water, so keep them in the shade and water moderately. Fertilizing it during the season will produce the best results for your Silver Ball Cactus. They are prone to diseases, so when repotting them – check your plant and its roots for any potential pests or fungi.
33. Silver Sage – Salvia argentea
We have another winner of the Award of Garden Merit on our list, and this time it’s the Silver Sage plant. This short-lived perennial provides a unique visual of scallop-like silvery leaves that can grow up to 8″ long. The most unique part about Silver Sage is the fact that it has silver hairs on the top of its leaves, resembling bunny ears both to the eyes and to the touch. They thrive in full sun and rich soils that are well drained but moist. They grow up to about 4ft tall and 2ft wide. If you wish to keep it in your garden for its unique foliage, cut back its flowers so you can extend this plant’s life. It’s truly one of a kind.
Very unique, the Silver Sage plant is a garden must-have.
34. Silver Spurflower – Plectranthus argentatus
The Silver Spurflower is one to plant for its aesthetics. The shimmering glow this plant produces will make your garden stand out more than ever! It has light green – almost silver leaves, and produces flowers during the support that are a delicate baby blue, adding the perfect contrast to your darker yet brighter colored flowers that you may already have planted. It adds brightness to your entire garden, which is why it’s a popular choice among beds and borders, planters, combination plantings, etc. It enjoys the sun and partial shade, moist, fertile, and well-drained soils. Cut it back from time to time to keep its low-growing shape.
35. Silver Torch – Cleistocactus hyalacanthus
The Silver Torch is a rare type of succulent that blooms during the springtime. Red flowers are displayed throughout the plant – making it the perfect addition to your garden, especially in a fancy pot. This succulent type is quite typical when it comes to watering, excess amounts should be avoided and soaking and drying might just be your best method here. It prefers the full sun, can be grown outdoors and reaches up to 48″ in height. It doesn’t tolerate cold weather or overwatering.
36. Silver Torch Cactus – Cleistocactus strausii
The Silver Torch Cactus is another recipient of the Award of Garden Merit. Reaching 10ft in height and 6ft in width, this plant enjoys full sun and well-drained soils. It’s deer-resistant and disease free. The Silver Torch Cactus is perfect for dessert, rock, and succulent gardens. It produces magenta flowers in spring and summer and doesn’t enjoy extremely high temperatures so keep that in mind.
The Silver Torch cactus is gorgeous during its long bloom.
37. Small Globe Thistle – Echinops ritro “Veitch’s Blue”
This Globe Thistle grows up to about 4ft tall and produces blue global flowers paired with deep green leaves. It enjoys well-drained soils and medium moisture. It resists most diseases and pests, deer and rabbits, and is considered to be an amazing attractor to pollinators. Remember to keep it in the full sun and your plant will thrive all year long.
38. Small Globe Thistle – Echinops ritro
This type of Globe Thistle produces silverish leaves and produces bright blue flowers as opposed to “Veitch’s Blue” whose flowers are a bit deeper in color. They also prefer full sun, medium moisture, and well-drained soils. Resistant to almost all garden pests, you will enjoy having these variations of the Small Globe Thistle in your garden.
39. Small Leaf Spiderwort – Tradescantia fluminensis
The Small Leaf Spiderwort thrives indoors, under direct sunlight, and is a well-known climbing plant. It produces white flowers, higher temperatures, and blooms from early spring. It can also survive lower temperatures, so prepare them for the wintertime, and your Small Leaf Spiderwort will have no trouble staying happy until the next growing season. Water moderately.
40. Small-Flowered Anemone – Anemone parviflora
This herbaceous perennial offers visuals of flowers that resemble poppies, with yellow stamens in the middle. The Small-Flowered Anemone produces white, silky flowers that have blue tinting and blooms from late spring to September. It loves full sun, moist but well-drained soils, and is considered perfect for borders, ponds, water gardens, etc.
The perfect addition to your garden’s beds and borders.
41. Smoke Tree – Cotinus coggygria
The Smoke Tree is known to exhibit gorgeous flowers throughout the entire summer season, so expect visuals of yellow, pink, and purple flowers for months to come. It grows up to 15ft high and produces gorgeous rounded leaves and cloud-like flower clusters. Keep it in full sun, and average but well-drained soils. It’s tolerant to drought once fully grown. Low maintenance, deer resistant, and pest-free.
42. Smooth Phlox – Phlox glaberrima
This perennial wildflower produces clumps of pink to purple flowers from spring to summer, and its bloom lasts up to 8 weeks. The Smooth Phlox is extremely resistant to rot, mildew, pests, and diseases. It attracts tons of pollinators during the season and enjoys the full sun and well-drained soils. It requires a lot of water, but it tolerates heat and drought excellently.
43. Snapdragon – Antirrhinum majus
The Snapdragon is a plant loved by many, and famous for its large flowers that nest on top of bright green leaves. It produces a lovely fragrance and gorgeous flowers that range in color, and you can find them in any variation possible – even bicolored! They have a very long blooming season, from the beginning of spring to late fall, meaning that you will enjoy its bloom for a very long time! There are 4 groups of Snapdragons: dwarf, short, intermediate, and tall plants for you to choose from. Easy to grow and extremely thankful, keep your Snapdragon plants in full sun, don’t overwater them, and enjoy their long bloom!
Even as cut flowers, Snapdragons are absolutely gorgeous.
44. Sneezeweed – Achillea ptarmica
Quite similar to the popular Baby’s Breath flower, Sneezeweed comes in many variations and produces gorgeous white flowers during its blooming season. It has a late blooming season, requires less maintenance than most of your garden, and is deer and rabbit-resistant. It enjoys full sun, moderate but well-drained soils, and is easily spread on its own. Keep in mind that it is toxic to animals if you have a pet.
45. Sneezeweed – Helenium “Helbro” MARDI GRAS
Reaching up to 60 inches in height, this Sneezeweed produces golden to yellowish flowers during the summertime. It grows extremely fast, is a well-known attractor for butterflies and other pollinators, and works best in cottage gardens. It requires regular watering but is resistant to heat, so keep it in the full sun. This low-maintenance Sneezeweed will be the perfect addition to your garden, especially paired with other variations.
46. Sneezeweed – Helenium “Moerheim Beauty”
The late blooming season is never better in your garden with the many variations of Sneezeweed out there! This type of Sneezeweed, the “Moerheim Beauty” has received the Award of Garden Merit! It grows up to 4ft tall and produces dark orange, almost red flowers with gold tints in the middle. The flowers are extremely large – and planting this amazing perennial looks unmatched when planted in groups. It is virtually pest and disease free and attracts many pollinators during its long blooming season. Keep it in full sun, and in wet but well-drained soils!
The perfect close-up of the Sneezeweed flower.
47. Sneezeweed – Helenium “Zimbelstern”
Also known as the Cymbal Star, this type of Sneezeweed exhibits large golden flowers with a unique tint of orange. An extremely great plant for attracting pollinators, the Sneezeweed “Zimbelstern” plant provides weeks of color from summer to fall, looks amazing when planted in groups, and even works as cut flowers! It’s pest and disease-free and enjoys the full sun and medium to well-drained soils. Grow it as a border or plant it in drifts, either way, you will have a splash of color in your garden every season!
48. Sneezeweed – Helenium autumnale
This type of Sneezeweed will provide you with a splash of color for weeks during the end of summer and fall. Expect daisy-type flowers that are bright yellow to emerge from their stems, these flowers will welcome many pollinators into your garden. Plant it in the full sun, water it moderately and remember to deadhead it to extend the flowering season.
49. Sneezeweed – Helenium Wyndley
The “Windley” type of Helenium is quite similar to “The Bishop” flower. However, these flowers are almost double in size, and the plant blooms for a whopping seven weeks. It requires to be planted in the full sun, requires moderate watering, and expect gorgeous yellow flowers to emerge from July to August.
Sneezeweed flowers are amazing pollinators.
50. Snow-in-summer – Cerastium tomentosum
This low resting perennial blooms in late spring and early summer, and exhibits silver flowers paired with gorgeous star-shaped, white flowers. It is an evergreen plant, and it reseeds on its own, providing an amazing flowerbed for areas with a lot of sun. It thrives in the sun, so find a nice spot to plant it, and it requires dry and well-drained soils. Resistant to most pests and diseases, this low-maintenance perennial is surely one to have in your garden this summer.
51. Snowball Cactus – Mammillaria Candida
The Snowball Cactus blooms in spring and produces pink flowers on top of the cactus. They are usually planted in pots, making them perfect for balconies or patios, and even for keeping them indoors. They thrive in the full sun and high temperatures, so keep an eye on them during the wintertime. They need less water than other cactuses, so don’t overdo it. Overall, this is considered a low-maintenance plant perfect for beginner gardeners.
A baby Snowball Cactus is perfect for planting in a gorgeous pot and keeping indoors.
52. Stevia – Stevia rebaudiana
This herbaceous plant loves fertile and well-drained soils. It’s used as a sugar substitute and as a medicine. You can dry up your stevia leaves and keep them forever to use in any types of dishes, steys or syrups. It requires full sun, doesn’t tolerate a lot of water and it’s best to harvest before late summer before it blooms. Expect your stevia flower to grow up to a meter in height.
53. Sand Aloe – Aloe hereroensis
This evergreen succulent is perfect for beginner gardeners, as it’s disease and pest-free, and deer resistant. It also attracts birds and bees into your garden. Plant your sand aloe in well-drained soils and in the full sun. It boasts blue-green leaves and red scarlet flowers that can even come in variations of orange and yellow. Perfect for rock or succulent gardens and beds and borders, too.
54. Snowdrop Windflower – Anemone sylvestris
The Snowdrop Windflower blooms in late spring and early summer and thrives in partial shade. It boasts amazing white flowers with a central golden ring. It requires low maintenance and is very easily grown. It requires well-drained soils, partial shade, and a lot of moisture. It is pest and disease-free, and deer and rabbit resistant.
The Snowdrop Windflower is very forgiving and low-maintenance.
55. Soapwort – Saponaria × lempergii “Max Frei”
This herbaceous perennial comes from the family of Caryophyllaceae and grows up to 1.5ft in height. It booms from June to October and produces gorgeous pink flowers. It requires well-drained soils, and full sun and requires little to medium maintenance. It is disease and pest-free.
56. Soapwort – Saponaria officinalis “Flore Pleno”
This type of Soapwort grows a bit higher than the previous one, up to 2ft to be exact. It blooms from July to September and produces fragrant pink flowers that attract pollinators. It requires very low maintenance, not a lot of water, and a lot of sun. It is deer resistant and tolerant to drought, so you won’t have to worry about your Soapwort thriving in almost any conditions.
57. Society Garlic – Tulbaghia violacea
The Society Garlic is a unique perennial that exhibits lilac to pink flowers in clumps. It blooms in early summer and its bloom lasts until fall, making it a perfect addition to your garden. The flowers emit a pretty fragrance, and their leaves emit a garlic smell when crushed. You can eat both the flowers and leaves, combining them in many different dishes. Did you know that this plant has received the Award of Garden Merit? It’s also very low maintenance, loves the full sun, a lot of heat, and not a lot of water. Plant it in groups for the best results.
58. Solanum – Solanum
The Solanum plants include all types of potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, etc. They have a large variety of growing habits, so you can choose the type of Solanum that works best for your needs and your garden. They usually feature star-like flowers that are usually blue or white. The Solanum genus is deer resistant, easy to grow, and enjoys full sun or partial shade.
White Solanum flowers are gorgeous, and the plant thrives in many different conditions.
59. Solomon’s Seal – Polygonatum biflorum
The Solomon’s Seal plant is one that will love its spot in the shade. Its oval leaves will turn yellow in the fall, and its yellow, white-to-green flowers will emerge in late spring. It exhibits purple berries on top and reaches up to 7ft in height. Moist and well-drained soils are this plant’s forte, so keep it in a cool area and enjoy this low-maintenance beauty all year round.
60. Solomon’s Seal – Polygonatum odoratum
Also known as the Fragrant Solomon’s Seal, the Polygonatum odoratum plant is one that thrives in the shade. It exhibits a sweet scent from its beige-white flowers tinted with green. They grow up to 3ft tall and spread about 12 inches. It was also named the Perennial Plant of the Year 2013. Enjoying moist and well-drained soils, your Solomon’s Seal plant will work perfectly as a groundcover, in rock gardens and shade gardens, too.
61. Solitary Clematis – Clematis integrifolia
The Solitary Clematis is a herbaceous perennial that produces bell-shaped flowers that are usually a blue-purple color. The bright green leaves surrounding its bloom are amazing on their own – but wait until its prime to see the true magic. It enjoys moist, well-drained soils and thrives in the full sun.
The Solitary Clematis can be an amazing addition to your garden – just don’t forget to water it regularly!
62. Sorrel – Oxalis articulata subsp. Rubra
This herbaceous perennial comes from the family Ocalidaceae. It’s a low-rising perennial, reaching less than 1ft in height. Its bloom time is from June to September, and it produces gorgeous mauve pink flowers unique in shape. It enjoys full sun, but can work its magic in partial shade as well. Water it moderately, keep its soil drained, and enjoy the Sorrel flowers’ gorgeous bloom during the summertime.
63. Sorrel – Rumex acetosa
This type of Sorrel plant comes from the family Polygonaceae. It rises up to 2ft tall and spreads just as much. It blooms from June to August and depicts green flowers that slowly transition into a red color as it ages. It enjoys being in the full sun and medium-wet but well-drained soils. It’s considered a low-maintenance plant, making it perfect to plant in your garden if you are just starting out.
64. Sotol Plant – Dasylirion
The Desert Sotol, native to Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, is a unique plant with leaves that resemble a sword, and creamy white flowers that pollinators love. It’s a drought-tolerant plant that adores the full sun and a generally dry environment. They do not flower until they are 8-10 years old, but the wait is surely worth it. The Dasylirion plant grows up to 7ft tall, and flowers up to 15ft in height.
The Sotol Plant is loved for its gorgeous, long, and spiky foliage that offers a unique visual to almost any garden.
65. Southern Blue Flag – Iris virginica
The Southern Blue Flag is a gorgeous perennial that exhibits clumps of violet-blue flowers and thrives in moist borders. It enjoys extremely wet and acidic soils and requires full sun to give its best. It grows up to 36in tall and wide, and you will quickly see how well the Southern Blue Flag can spread across your garden. It is pest- and disease-free. Keep in mind that this plant is toxic to animals and humans alike when digested.
66. Southernwood – Artemisia abrotanum
The Southernwood plant is a shrubby type, grown for its gorgeous green leaves that emit a strong aroma when touched. It’s a semi-evergreen plant, perfect for mild winter climates, but it also thrives in hot and dry areas as well. It’s completely versatile, making it perfect for most herb gardens, hedges, borders, etc. Keep it in the full sun or very minimal shade, and keep its soil dry and well-drained.
67. Species Iris – Iris spuria
The Species Iris is a herbaceous perennial that grows in clumps of leaves and flowers. Its flowers exhibit many different colors – from blue, purple, white, red, and brown. Iris spuria grows in rich, moderately moistured soils, enjoys full sun, and requires consistent watering before it blooms. You can keep the water to a minimum after it finally flowers. Don’t water over the plant and its flowers, keep the moisture only in the soil. Keep an eye out for rot or mold, as this plant is prone to these diseases.
The Species Iris is a water-loving plant and comes in a variety of colors.
68. Speedwell – Veronica liwanensis
This evergreen perennial ground cover is a low-rising mat that enjoys shade in warm environments. It is tolerant to humidity, enjoys either full sun or partial shade, and is even foot traffic tolerant, making it perfect as a lawn substitute. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is deer and rabbit-resistant. It produces true blue blooms from mid to late spring. Water it moderately and enjoy its glossy foliage all year round.
69. Speedwell – Veronica peduncularis
We have another winner of the Award of Garden Merit on our list! Low maintenance, durable, pest- and disease-free, the Veronica peduncularis plant is a semi-green perennial that exhibits small blue and purple flowers with white centers, and it blooms from early spring until the end of summer. When it’s not in bloom, it is still the perfect plant to keep in your garden due to its attractive foliage. It enjoys the full sun and medium but well-drained soils. It loves the afternoon shade and is perfect for edging, borders, coastal, city, rock or cottage gardens, etc.
70. Spider Flower – Cleome hassleriana
The Spider Flower is a quick-growing plant that offers amazing flowers with a gorgeous fragrance from early summer until the depths of winter. The flowers resemble spiders, hence it’s name. It blooms in shades of white, pink and purple, thrives in the full sun, and enjoys medium but well-drained soils. It is extremely low maintenance, and attracts many pollinators but repels pests, diseases, and rabbits.
This exotic flower won’t leave any heads unturned.
71. Spider Lily – Tradescantia pallida “Purpurea”
The Spider Lily “Purpurea” is a winner of the Award of Garden Merit. It grows up to 18in height. It blooms constantly during the summer and provides bright orchid pink flowers. It enjoys moist and well-drained soils and full sun. It’s also disease-free.
72. Spider Lily – Tradescantia virginiana
VIolet-blue, purplish flowers decorate this variety of Spider Lily. Enjoying partial shade, and dry and well-drained soils, this Spider Lily is completely pest and disease-free. Each bloom lasts for a day, but since it blooms for the entire summertime, you will not feel the shortage of your Spider Lily in your garden.
73. Spiderwort – Tradescantia longipes
Thriving in moist soils, and full sun, the Tradescantia longipes plant is an aggressively invasive one, so keep an eye on it after the blooming season. It attracts aphids and mealy bugs, so it’s not considered as low maintenance as the other plants on this same list. It is a fast-growing perennial that grows up to 10inches in height. However, it’s unique foliage and gorgeous pink flowers are definitely worth the work!
Spiderwort flowers can also be found in gorgeous shades of purple!
74. Spiked Speedwell – Veronica spicata
One of the best forms of Speedwell, also known as Royal Candles, this bushy perennial attracts pollinators to your garden during the entire bloom season! The deep blue to purple flowers emerge from the plant during summer. Its foliage does not die out, it thrives in the full sun and in medium but well-drained soils. They work gorgeously as cut flowers, and planting them in groups in your garden has the best effect. It requires little to no care and is pest and disease-free.
75. Spinach – Spinacia oleracea
This veggie is one you either love or extremely dislike. However, having it in your garden is truly a beautiful addition. The leaves of spinach are used in salads, sandwiches, casseroles, dips, etc. Grown for its foliage, this plant doesn’t bloom. It thrives in full sun, and enjoys moist and well-drained soils and cooler temperatures.
76. Spineless Jade Agave – Agave desmettiana
The Spineless Jade Agave is a herbaceous perennial that comes from the family of Asparagaceae. It’s native to Eastern Mexico, grows up to 3ft in height, and spreads about 4ft. It rarely flowers, but when it does, expect yellow flowers to emerge from its foliage. It requires full sun, medium moisture, and well-drained soils.
The Spineless Jade Agave is another plant raved about for its foliage!
77. Spiny Lilac Flower Cactus – Acanthocalycium klimpelianum
The Spiny Lilac Flower cactus is a rare type of succulent that blooms during springtime. It exhibits whitish-yellow flowers and enjoys dry environments. Growing up to 4 inches wide, it can be grown outdoors or kept indoors as long as it gets a lot of sun during the day. It can easily die if overwatered – so water it very cautiously. It thrives in warm environments and doesn’t handle the cold well.
78. Spotted Bellflower – Campanula punctata
The Spotted Bellflower plant boasts edible, cordate, rosulate, velvety green leaves that grow up to 3 inches in length. It requires very good drainage, but moist soils and thrives in the full sun. This perennial reaches up to 2ft in height and width and when it’s in bloom, expect tubular, bell-shaped flowers to emerge from spring to summer. Pink, purple, violet, red-to-burgundy, and white flowers are many variations of the Spotted Bellflower’s blooms.
79. Spotted Dead Nettle – Lamium maculatum
This amazing perennial ground cover is a unique one. It has a very long bloom period and gorgeous foliage exhibiting heart-shaped, evergreen leaves that vary between white and silver in color. It exhibits hooded pink and white flowers that are on display from spring to summer and even survive into fall. The Spotted Dead Nettle thrives in partial to full shade, medium moist but well-drained soils, and is a disease and pest-free plant.
The Spotted Dead Nettle is very common in the wild.
80. Spotted Dead Nettle – Lamium maculatum “Red Nancy”
This partially-evergreen perennial is one adored for its silvery foliage. Expect blooms from late spring in the color of purple-pink, nestled on top of its reddish stems. It thrives in partial to full shade, requires well-drained soils and medium moisture, and hates humidity and heat. It is disease, pest, deer, and rabbit resistant.
81. Spotted Dead Nettle – Lamium maculatum “White Nancy”
This type of Spotted Dead Nettle is about the same as its “Red Nancy” variation, except for the fact that its flowers are white and its foliage is a different type of silvery-green. Mixing these two types of Dead Nettle in your garden will result in a gorgeous splash of color. It also requires medium moisture, a lot of shade, and well-drains soils.
82. Spring Vetch – Lathyrus vernus
Also known as the Spring vetchling and Spring pea, this perennial herb reaches up to 15 inches in height. It blooms from May to June and produces purple to blue flowers. When it first blooms, expect a vividly purple flower, but as it transitions out of its flowering season, expect a gradual color change into blue. It requires medium moisture and thrives in full sun to partial shade.
83. Spruce Tree – Picea
The spruce tree is one that everyone has heard of. Growing up to 200ft tall into its famous conical shape, the spruce needs full sun during its entire season of growth. It enjoys partial shade in the winter. It requires thorough watering but well-drained soils as well. It attracts some pests and diseases, so keep an eye on your spruce tree, and if overwatered, you can quickly lose your spruce. Overall, it’s a low-maintenance tree when established, and expect it to grow for many years to come.
Everyone knows and loves the Spruce Tree!
84. Spurge – Euphorbia amygdaloides
This evergreen perennial boasts deep green leaves and produces bright lime flowers from spring to the end of summer. It grows up to 24 inches tall and 30 inches wide, is resilient to most pests and diseases, and is tolerant to drought, rabbits, and deer. It’s quite low maintenance, it doesn’t need much watering at all, but if you overdo it – it won’t mind that much. Perfect for beginner gardeners.
85. Spurge – Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii
Blooming in early spring, the Spurge plant is an evergreen shrub that exhibits gorgeous flowers for months. Its green to yellow flowers is paired with hints of lime and purple, making it the perfect eye-catching addition to your garden. It is resilient to most pests and diseases, resists deer and rabbits, and is very low maintenance. Not only that but it’s an amazing attractor for pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds.
86. Spurge – Euphorbia rigida
The Upright Myrtle Spurge is an evergreen perennial that boasts almost blue leaves with hints of green. The winner of the Award of Garden Merit rises up to 24 inches in height and 36 inches in width. It enjoys the full sun, and well-drained soils that are preferably dry. Once established it is completely drought tolerant. Since it is almost invincible, nothing will attack your plant, making it the perfect low-maintenance addition to your garden!
Even green Spurge plants make a gorgeous statement.
87. St. John’s Wort Plant – Hypericum
This perennial boasts star-like flowers in different shades of yellow. Its blooming season lasts from late spring to late summer. Each stem has almost 50-100 flowers, and every flower is a unique one. These plants have been used for herbal treatments for many different issues such as wounds, burns, nerve pain, and even anxiety, insomnia, and depression. It’s easily grown in dry and well-drained soils, and it loves the full sun. It is a pest, deer, and disease free.
88. Star Plant – Astrophytum ornatum
This type of succulent requires just as much water as you would give to any other. It grows up to 6.6ft tall which is quite tall for these types of plants and enjoys full sun and a lot of heat. It produces white flowers and thrives outdoors. You can plant it in a pot or in your garden, whatever your preference might be, and enjoy the beautiful displays of the Star Plant all year round.
89. Star Rock – Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus
The Star Rock grows best during the springtime, and until fall. It thrives outdoors in the full sun and doesn’t work well in cold environments. Once it blooms in the spring, you will see pink flowers emerging from the succulent. It grows up to 3 inches wide and should never be overwatered. Keep it dry, well-drained, and happy.
90. Stinking Hellebore – Helleborus foetidus
First, let’s start off with the fact that every part of this flower is toxic. Do not ingest any part of it, and be careful if you have children or pets in your home. This evergreen plant boasts dark green leaves, and yellow flowers with a purple edge and these can be seen from February to April. While the flower certainly doesn’t stink, it doesn’t emit any fragrance either. Keep its soil dry and well-drained and your plant will be happy all year round.
Gorgeous when planted in groups, the Stinking Hellebore offers gorgeous pops of color in any garden.
91. Stinking Iris – Iris foetidissima
This evergreen perennial is well-known for its gorgeous foliage and produces yellow-tinted lavender flowers during its bloom season. It blooms from early spring until early summer. Its leaves leave an unpleasant scent when bruised, hence its name. It thrives in full sun to partial shade, in well-drained soils that are fairly moist, and is deer and pest resistant.
92. Stokes aster – Stokesia laevis
Producing dark green leaves, blooming from spring until fall, and exhibiting amazing violet flowers, the Stokes Aster is a gorgeous low-maintenance plant. It thrives in the full sun, adapts to many different soils in many conditions, and is perfect for beds and borders and even cut flowers.
93. Stonecrop – Sedum aizoon
This herbaceous perennial comes from the family Crassulaceae. The Stonecrop plant has a bloom time from June to July and produces bright yellow flowers that reach up to 1.5ft in height and 2ft wide. This plant loves the full sun, dry to medium moisture, tolerates deer and rabbits, and attracts pollinators.
Star-shaped flowers in many different colors are what make the Stonecrop plant one that many people love.
94. Stonecrop – Sedum lineare
We have another type of Stonecrop on our list, and this one is quite different from its successor. This mat-forming herbaceous perennial reaches only 0.5ft in height and 1ft in width. It also blooms from June to July but produces much less showy yellow flowers than Sedum aizoon. Keep this plant in the full sun and in dry to medium soil.
95. Stonecrop – Sedum makinoi “Ogon”
Also known as the Golden Makino Stonecrop, this ground-hugging perennial produces gold rounded leaves and star-like yellow flowers during the summertime. Working perfectly in stone gardens and in succulent gardens, too, this Stonecrop is the perfect small groundcover. This plant thrives in full sun to partial shade, moist but well-drained soils. It is resistant to pests and diseases.
96. Stonecrop – Sedum rupestre
The “Angelina” Stonecrop is another ground-hugging perennial with golden leaves that transition into copper during the wintertime. Its yellow star-shaped flowers peak from early summers. Grow in full shade, keep soil dry and well-drained. Extremely low maintenance.
Sedum plants even thrive in potted conditions!
97. Stonecrop – Sedum
The Sedum plants are very low maintenance but provide a lot for your garden. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors and provide a unique feel to your garden due to their unique foliage and flower look. They are best when planted in groups, are amazing for beds and borders and rock gardens, and are very forgiving. Keep them in the full sun and see them thrive from summer to early fall!
98. Strawberry Foxglove – Digitalis × mertonensis
One of the most gorgeous flowers on this list, the Strawberry Foxglove is truly one of a kind. It’s bell-shaped pink flowers with maroon tints are a favorite of many pollinators. This type of plant works in almost any garden and truly steals the show. Plant in the full sun, in humus-rich, well-drained but wet soils. It tolerates deer and rabbits and is very easy to grow.
99. Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus – Echinocereus Stramineus
The Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus is a unique clumpy cactus that produces purple to pink flowers in the summer. They later turn into strawberry-like fruit. Perfect for rock gardens, this cactus thrives in full sun and well-drained soils. It also has no issues with pests and diseases, however, as with any cactus, avoid overwatering it.
The Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus is quite overlooked – but absolutely stunning when in bloom!
100. Sumac Plant – Rhus
The Sumac plant is a small tree that produces red-to-brown branches and bright green leaves that turn into various shades of orange, red, and yellow after summer. It also produces green flowers during the middle of summer that attract pollinators. Plant in full sun, keep the soil moist and well-drained, and don’t mind it too much, as it’s very forgiving and virtually pest and disease-free.
101. Sunflower – Helianthus Annuus
The Common Sunflower is a fast-growing plant that produces well-known yellow flowers that follow the sun every single day. Its central disk provides sunflower seeds. Plan in full sun, fertile, moist, and well-drained soils. It is very low maintenance, attracts birds, bees and butterflies and is resistant to deer.
Gorgeous Sunflower fields where each head is turned towards the Sun! How amazing is the Sunflower plant?!
102. Sunflower – Helianthus divaricatus
This rhizomatous perennial produces yellow flowers with about 15 petals each. It blooms from summer to fall, and attracts many pollinators and birds. Best when planted in partial shade, and dry, well-drained soils.
103. Sunflower – Helianthus occidentalis
Thriving in dry soils, the Western Sunflower provides large foliage of dark green leaves. It blooms from summer to fall and produces yellow star-shaped flowers. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils, and you will see many birds and pollinators visit your sunflower plant during the summertime.
Birds love to eat the Sunflower seeds directly from its head.
104. Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata
The Swamp Milkweed plant is a unique one, producing pink clumps of small gorgeous flowers from mid to late summer. By planting this beauty in your garden, you are contributing to the survival of the monarch butterfly! Plant in the full sun and in medium to wet soils. Your Swamp Milkweed plant is low maintenance and is disease and pest free.
105. Swan River Daisy – Brachyscome iberidifolia
This gorgeous colorful daisy blooms from late spring until the end of summer and comes in many different colors: yellow, blue, purple, black, etc. They thrive in the full sun, medium but well-drained soils, and are generally pest and disease free. Attracting many pollinators, this gorgeous daisy flower will spruce up your garden during its entire flowering season!
106. Swedish Ivy – Plectranthus verticillatus
Displaying gorgeous purple flowers with white tinting, the Swedish Ivy is mostly praised for its foliage – as it rests beautifully all year round. It thrives in moist but well-drained soils, partial shade, and requires about 1-2 years to be fully grown. While it can definitely grow outdoors, it might be best to keep your Swedish Ivy indoors for the best results.
Grow it indoors or outdoors – your choice – and your Swedish Ivy will thrive nonetheless!
107. Sweet Alyssum – Lobularia maritima
The Sweet Alyssum plant is a gorgeous little pop of white, purple, pink, or orange that everyone should have in their garden! Blooming extremely long – from spring to frost, this flower is amazingly fragrant and provides a plethora of colors to your little garden. It thrives in the full sun, and in average well-drained soils. It does require afternoon shade in warmer climates.
108. Sweet Coneflower – Rudbeckia subtomentosa “Henry Eilers”
The extremely resilient and low-maintenance Sweet Coneflower plant provides a profusion of gorgeous yellow flowers with brown cones. Growing best in full sun, medium but well-drained soils, and excellent in heat in humidity – your Sweet Coneflower is pest and disease-free, and deer resistant.
109. Sweet Coneflower – Rudbeckia subtomentosa
The Sweet Coneflower is a truly tough plant, providing splashes of colors for its very long blooming season. Its yellow daisy flowers are loved by many, and you will find a lot more flowers and larger heads with this type of Coneflower than the previous one on this list. As its successor, keep it in the full sun, well-drained soils, and moderately watered.
Resembling a tiny version of the Sunflower plant, this Coneflower is the perfect choice to add a pop of color to your outdoors!
110. Sweet Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare
Similar to dill, the Sweet Fennel plant is a perennial herb with extremely aromatic bronze leaves and tiny golden flowers that sit on top of the steps. It’s an ornamental plant and an aromatic one, making it perfect for harvesting and use in everyday cooking. It attracts many pollinators, loves moist but well-drained soils, and thrives in the full sun. Extremely easy to grow, everyone should have a Sweet Fennel in their garden.
111. Sweet Flag – Acorus calamus “Variegatus”
The Variegated Sweet Flag is a herbaceous perennial that offers gorgeous foliage with whitish leaves. It blooms during late spring and provides yellow-green flowers that later transition into small red berries. It enjoys full sun to partial shade and thrives in wet soils. Perfect for water and rain gardens, even in boggy conditions.
112. Sweet Goldenrod – Solidago odora
Thriving in the full sun or very light shade, in dry and well-drained soils – the Sweet Goldenrod is a clumpy perennial that provides a gorgeous sight of yellow flowers once in bloom. It’s very easy to grow, attracts many pollinators to your garden, and is resistant to most pests and diseases.
113. Sweet Majoram – Origanum majorana
The Sweet Majoram plant provides a gorgeous herby feel to your garden – and your salads! The leaves are perfect to harvest when cooking, cooked or uncooked. During the summertime, it produces white to pink flowers. It thrives in the full sun and medium, well-drained soils. Very low maintenance and disease and pest free.
Everyone needs an herb garden in their home!
114. Sweet Pea – Lathyrus odoratus
Blooming from spring to fall, the Sweet Pea plant is known for its amazing scent. It blooms in many different colors and enjoys full sun and rich soils that are moderately watered but well drained. Perfect for attracting pollinators to your garden, resistant to deer, pests, and most diseases.
115. Sweet Pepperbush – Clethra alnifolia
Blooming for almost six weeks, the Sweet Pepperbush plant is a full sun lover. It thrives in wet sandy soils and tolerates many different conditions. It doesn’t have any disease issues and is pest free, it also attracts bees and butterflies. Its dark green foliage transitions into golden during the fall. It thrives in the shade, too, so don’t be shy and make a place for it in your garden!
116. Sweet Pitcher Plant – Sarracenia rubra
Prized for its gorgeous red flowers that dangle from its stems, the Sweet Pitcher Plant provides gorgeous pitchers that are green with copperish veining and hints of red. Thriving in the full sun and wet soils, it’s disease free but prone to some pests. It requires a lot of moisture to be happy so don’t forget to water it.
The Sweet Pitcher plant loves water and a lot of sunshine!
117. Sweet William – Dianthus barbatus
The Sweet William plant is a short-lived perennial that offers clusters of gorgeous small flowers that last from spring until the first frost. The wide array of flower colors ranges from red to white and sometimes they even come in two-color combinations. The Sweet William plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soils, is deer resistant, and requires deadheading to extend its bloom period.
118. Sweet William Silene – Silene armeria
Producing pink flowers from mid-summer to late summer, the Garden Catchfly Plant grows up to 18″ high. Its oval silver leaves make it very attractive even when it’s not in bloom. Low maintenance and virtually pest-free, once established, the Garden Catchfly is also drought tolerant. Keep it in the full sun and in dry to medium soils that are well drained.
119. Sweetscented Bedstraw – Galium odoratum
The Sweet-scented Bedstraw blooms from spring until summer and produces edible and fragrant white flowers. Perfect for children’s gardens and edible gardens, it requires almost no sun at all and thrives mostly in deep shade. Its fragrance makes it perfect for any garden, it is also very easy to keep up and is pest and disease free.
The perfect plant to have when you also have pets and children in your household!
120. Summer Snapdragon – Angelonia
These gorgeous perennials are annual plants that provide a plethora of color from late spring to the first frost. Exhibiting gorgeous shades of lavender, purple, pink, white, and blue, the Summer Snapdragon plant provides a slight grape fragrance. With it’s extremely long bloom periods, tolerance to a number of different conditions and resistance to diseases and pests – the Summer Snapdragon plants can thrive in almost any garden.
Jen is a master gardener, interior designer and home improvement expert. She has completed many home improvement, decor and remodeling projects with her family over the past 10 years on their 4,500 sf Victorian house. She is also a passionate farmer who keeps goats, chickens, turkeys cows and pigs on her farm, and an instructor for her community’s Organic and Sustainable Farming project.