Dahlias range in color from gold to deep red and are available in many sizes as well. These perennials thrive in full sun and can grow to be 6-feet tall. Mix several varieties to add texture and interest to your landscaping design. Bring a few blossoms inside to brighten your home, since dahlias are suitable for cut flowers, too.
Look no further than the state flower of Washington for a glory of color that is found in its rhododendron shrubs, which grow 6 to 8 feet in height, with flat leaves and clusters of blossoms. The coastal rhododenron native to the Washington area has pink blossoms, while hybrids purchased for planting are available in a range of shades including orange and lavender. The blossoms of some hybrids are variegated, with more than one color on each petal.
Cheerful yellow-centered daisies stand tall and bright in your garden. Shasta daisies grow well in partial shade. Their distinctive shape and coloring lend a happy tone to your garden and, because they are perennials, your shasta daisies will be a joyful addition to your landscaping. An excellent cut flower, shastas make an appealing summer bouquet for your table.