Not all Garden flowers are created equal there are a few easy grow easy care blossoms that go above and beyond the call of duty, that bloom for weeks at a stretch. Every sensible Gardener should attempt and make these kinds of flowers the base of their flower garden. When you have regions of colour you can depend on each season, you’ve got additional time to invest in feature or specimen flowers which often require more specialized care. Here are a few tried and tested long blooming flowers for your home flower garden.

Rudbeckia

(some times known as Black-eyed Susan) Perennial Flowers. USDA Zones: 3 – 9 – Bloom Span: 3 Months mid Summer- Mid Fall
Full Sun-Partial Shade
Rudbeckia blossoms make themselves at home anywhere and many are native to many parts of North America you frequently see their bright yellow flowers growing along the banks of street ditches. These blossoms like well-drained, somewhat poor soil and full sunlight. Deadheading will extend their flowering time, a bonus is how cut Rudbeckia flowers will last quite a while in water thus make excellent cutting flowers for your cutting garden and also to bring into your house for vase displays. Their flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and their seeds can be eaten by birds during the winter season. They are relatively long lived plants that need very little maintenance and are true easy care blossoms, Rudbeckias are readily multiplied by division. There are numerous varieties of hybridized Rudbeckia blossoms but my favorite and most hardy is Rudbeckia fulgida’Goldsturm”, which are native North American wild flowers. Plants form upright bushy clumps that offer a very generous display of brown-eyed, golden-orange daisies from midsummer through the autumn. Plants may be easily divided in early spring and transplanted to other garden areas where their bright cheery blossoms may add colour to a more dull spot

Veronica spicata

(Spike Speedwell) Perennial Flowers .USDA Zones 3 – 9 – Bloom Span: 3-4 Months
These flowers start blooming in the spring and keep going all of the way into the first frost. The genus speedwell comprises a broad assortment of flowering plants, but Veronica. Spicata is the most popular type selected for most garden environments. It forms a low growing dense mass of dark green foliage from which appear its blossoms in narrow vertical spikes, many varieties can be found bearing blossoms in shades of blues, reds, pinks, whites and purples. Removing the faded flower spikes are going to keep the plants flowers in blossom for more. Drought tolerant, Veronica prefers a well-drained soil, excellent for cutting; the flowers are a favorite with butterflies. Clumps should be pruned hard if they get floppy and split if they get bald at the centre; time to split these flowers is in the autumn or early spring.
My favourite – Veronica’Sunny Border Blue’

Nigella

(Love-in-a-Mist/or occasionally love in a puff) Annual Flowers. The Nigella blossoms are delicate, feathery, frequently blue-flowers but can be obtained in colors of pink, white and purple, an annual, showing delicate fern like foliage and attractive unusual eye-catching seedpods. They self-seed easily and in my mind this attribute alongside their incredibible attractiveness is the reason these flowers deserve inclusion as an easy care low maintenance flowers .They Come to bloom very quickly, if successive sowings are created every two or three weeks in the summertime by saving some of their last years seed as opposed to allowing them to self sow and only scattering the seed on the soils surface, you will guarantee a continuous supply of beautiful and unusual flowers all summer long, Nigella does well in warm or cool places but favors a slightly moist soil. You couldn’t find easier to grow flowers,I rarely rave over annuals to tell the truth there are just a couple that I give backyard space to but love in a mist is among them they are a must have flowers for any new gardener.
My favorite-Persian Jewels (seeds) that include flowers from all Nigella’s color ranges.

Day lily

Tiger Lily/Ditch lily/Hemerocalis fulva (Perennial Flowers). The omnipresent Day Lily, located nearly everywhere in North America, or at least it is if you live here in Ontario because it is among the most beautiful of Ontario’s wild flowers. A profuse propagator by way of tuberous roots. Transplanting is best in spring or autumn, water liberally after transplanting .They don’t mind overcrowding, as a matter of fact these flowers look their best when in bloom in a large, close knit mass planted bands forming patches of bright orange blossoms here and there, dotted around the garden .These wild flowers are incredibly easy to grow only attempt to stop them. They’re at home in nature, or as a back drop or base flowers for your home garden. These Day lily’s require little to no focus. They supply summer and autumn interest and once established are a tall impenetrable ground cover I beneath plant and plant mine with different bulbs that display their blossoms once the Day Lily isn’t flowering, they prefer moist to wet soils, but will grow everywhere sun or shade,just two years ago I established a big patch in what was mostly gravel off my back patio That’s why they grow so well in and near ditches hence among there common name Ditch Lily, always seems a bit insulting to refer to beautiful large star shaped orange flowers by such a demeaning name. Fertilizer isn’t necessary, except in the poorest of soils. These flowers don’t require winter protection and once established, flourish and increase every year.

 

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