7 Garden flowers with long bloom periods
Pincushion flower (Scabiosa atropurpurea) is an annual flower for full sun. Growing up to 3 feet tall, pincushion flower offers blooms of red, yellow, pink, white, blue, or violet. Suitable for cutting, the blooms display from early summer into late fall.
Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata or Tickseed, shown at top) grows 12 to 36 inches tall depending on the variety, like 'Moonbeam' or 'Golden Showers'. Coreopsis is a perennial and grows in full sun in USDA planting zones 3 through 9. Blooms may be pink or yellow and display all summer into fall.
Blue flax (Linum lewisii) is a perennial plant that grows up to 24 inches tall. Blue flax, which is cold hardy to USDA planting zone 4, offers pale blue flowers that blooms from May to September. Plant in full sun.
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is a mauve colored perennial grows to about 12 inches tall. Cold hardy to as far north as USDA planting zone 4, sweet William is a good choice from floral bouquets. Sweet William blooms from April to September.
Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata) is a self-seeding perennial cold hardy in USDA planting zones 3 through 8. This drought tolerant flower grows 12 to 24 inches tall. Blanket flower's red and yellow daisy-like blooms display from May to September.