Mt. Juliet, TN reach an average of 80°F throughout the summer months. Plants in your landscaping design need to be able to withstand the more intense sun and heat to bloom all summer long. Choose native plants that can endure the heat, while adding beauty and style to your landscaping.

Below are five top choices for the area of Mt. Juliet that bring ease of maintenance, beauty, and enjoyment during the hot summer months.

1. Purple Coneflower

Coneflowers are a beautiful plant that brings vibrancy and color to your bedding design. They are immune system-boosting herbs that can grow up to 47" tall. Coneflowers are a versatile plant that can flourish in full sun or partial shade. The most common variety of coneflower, the purple coneflower, typically has purple petals with gold centers.

However, this species is available in a rainbow of colors to suit your landscaping preferences.

2. Hosta

Hostas are shrubs that are a popular choice in a variety of areas across the nation, due to their resilience to heat and drought. They do well in shade and grow all season long. These plants make an excellent landscape filler that breaks up the bold colors of your perennial and annual flowers.

3. Daylilies

Another low-maintenance and beautiful option for your landscape design are daylilies. These flowers bloom in a gorgeous fashion from May through August and present a vibrant display of color. The most common daylilies, a bright yellow version, can create an inviting atmosphere for your Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, or Hendersonville, Tennessee property in summer.

Daylilies come in both short and tall heights, which makes them great for using as border plants or accent plants. They grow well in lighting ranging from full sun to partial shade and come in a variety of colors.

4. Butterfly Bush

Are you ready to attract some wildlife this summer? Then the Butterfly Bush is the perfect plant for your yard! This deciduous shrub is adorned with 12" fragrant flower panicles that attract butterflies. Our favorite variety, the Black Knight, boasts a deep purple color. However, the Butterfly Bush does come in various color options at your local nursery.

The Butterfly Bush blooms from June to September, creating the perfect pop of color for your yard all summer long. This plant can grow as tall as 10' feet, but make sure you plant it in a good spot where it does not become invasive to other plants in your landscaping.

5. Salvia

Salvia flowers bloom for as long as 6 to 8 weeks and are best planted during springtime. This is a favorite of ours, because the Salvia is extremely resistant to heat and droughts, making it an excellent choice if you are looking for a plant that requires virtually no maintenance. The Salvia also repels deer and rabbits.

Salvia can grow approximately 18"-5' in height. Watch out for new friends in your yard! The Salvia may repel deer and rabbits, but it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. This can be a wonderful display of nature throughout summertime.

Consult Your Local Nursery!

Are you looking for more options for your yard? These top five plant choices are excellent for homeowners who want to see blooms all summer long and keep maintenance low. Work with a professional landscaping company, like Master's Landscape Design, or visit a nursery local to Mt. Juliet for expert advice on adding color and greenery to your landscaping this summer!