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English Garden Plants that flower in July


Here are suggestions for plants that will bloom in an English Garden in July – with a few growing tips.

Alchemilla mollis or Lady’s Mantle – yellow flowers; likes shade
Campanula – blue or white flowers. Full sun.
Catmint or Nepeta – lovely blue flowers; full sun; cut back substantially when finished blooming to keep them from looking messy.
Cotton Lavender – grey leaves provide a nice contrast; yellow flowers; full sun.
Common Marigolds – annual in yellows, reds, and orange colors.
Cornflowers – can be invasive, so do cut back the flower heads as soon as they finish flowering.

Delphiniums – must be staked to keep them from flopping or breaking. Full sun.

Foxglove or Digitalis – a classic English garden plant, these add height and drama to the English Garden. Biennial – so they only last two years. Allow the flower heads to go to seed and they will come multiply over the years. Shade.

Feverfew – small daisy-like flowers; full sun.
Hardy Geraniums - form a low-mound; pink or blue flowers
Heuchera or Coral Bells are mainly grown for the sculptured leaves which now come in a wide variety of colors. Flower stalks are usually various shades of pink or white. Shade

Honeysuckle
Hydrangea macrophylla
Lavender – another classic English garden plant. Likes good drainage.

Lavatera or Mallows like a sunny spot and have lovely large flowers, but they can get invasive, so cut back the flower heads as soon as they’re done flowering.
Loosestrife- Yellow flower that is easy to grow in a damp spot in either sun or shade
Lupinus or Lupine – re-seeds; can take some shade

Monkshood or Aconitum napellus have flowers similar to Delphiniums; can grow to 5 ft Prefer a spot in moist soil with light shade
Rock rose or Cistus, has single rose-like flowers which start flowering in May and go on flowering for about 3 months. They like a sunny spot and tolerate quite dry soil.

Roses – bush and climbers as well as patio roses. Deadhead regularly to keep them flowering.

Sweet William – deadhead to keep them blooming.

Yarrow or Achillea come in a variety of colors; full sun.
Sweet peas - no English Garden is complete without these beauties! Use natural sticks or bamboo to stake them.

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