Before planting you should soak the tubers of Anemone coronaria for a couple of hours. They will grow in any type of soil which is well-drained and like to be planted in a light spot in the garden. The summer flowering Anemone has a whole different look than the spring flowering family.
A small strip of land in the foreground of an area in which ornamental flowers and/or plants are planted. A border which contains flower bulbs, herbaceous perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses, and woody plants is called a "Mixed Border."
Crocosmia (also known as Montbretia) flowers have a warm, summery colour. Orange and red make a summery combination which brightens up sunny spots in the garden even more. The flowers are also lovely to use as cut flowers in a bouquet.
Dahlias are old-fashioned, bulbous flowers which, in the past, could mainly be found in rural and cottage gardens. In recent years interest in dahlias has increased considerably. This is principally due to the enormous assortment of flower shapes and colours that are available. Dahlia blooms are all unusually decorative and some have an almost natural colour.
These Zantedeschia (Calla lilies) are wonderfully elegant. White, yellow and pink are the most common colours for these extravagant flowers. They are usually planted in pots because of their decorative leaves, which may be green or green with speckles.
Most begonia species characteristically have flamboyant, summery colours. Tuberous begonias are outstandingly suitable for planting in pots or tubs and also for placing on warm and sunny balconies and terraces. The trailing begonias, which continue to flower well into the autumn, are very unusual.
Gladioli, and also other bulbous plants, are often planted too far apart from one another, in which case they do not show their best. Bulbous plants are prettiest when in large, closely planted groups or as solitary plants in a decorative creeper or ground cover. Perennial plants are particularly good carpets in which to plant flower bulbs.
Cold hardiness varies greatly with the bulb species, the exposure temperature and its duration, and the precise conditions in which the bulbs are either packed or planted. Some summer-flowering bulbs require longer periods of warm temperatures during their growing and flowering season than other summer bulbs, making them better suited to containers than to garden beds.
The flowers of Ismene or Hymenocallis are snow white in colour. The large flowers show to full advantage in combination with perennial plants such as gypsophila, delphiniums and hosta.
Canna is a half-hardy summer rhizome. Most often used in pots and containers, they are enjoying a resurgence in popularity as a prime jumbo summer garden plant.