Coleus Photo by John Gruen Prized for its bold, variegated foliage, this two-tone stunner is easy to grow and thrives in summer. It comes in a slew of gorgeous colors. To care for it, deadhead and pinch back as needed.
Glossy Abelia Butterflies love the trumpet-shape flowers that dangle from glossy abelias' branches all summer long. This shrub naturally forms an arching mound that grows 3 - 6 feet tall, but you can shear it to create a lower hedge.
Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges Why fence with rust-prone metal, rot-ready wood, or plastic pickets when you can have lovely floral fretwork to enclose your yard and guide the way through your garden?
Mixed varieties of easy-care Flower Carpet (Pink and Appleblossom) serve as a lovely low-growing, border. The original "eco rose", Flower Carpet roses don't require chemicals or spraying to provide summer-long blooms.