Summer Rebloomers

August 10th, 2022

How do you get more beauty with less work? You grow plants that rebloom! Better yet, plants that rebloom without deadheading.

Gardening has typically meant savoring the one flush of blooms a plant would give you. And while shrubs that only bloom for a couple of weeks will always have their place, thinking of forsythia, rhododendrons, etc, things have definitely changed. We can appreciate those brief, brilliant periods of color and welcome the profusion of beauty from easy care, reblooming shrubs. 

Whether you’re in love with arranging cut flowers, have no time to spare for deadheading, or simply like to look out at a bloom-filled garden, I’d like to show you six summer reblooming shrubs that would look incredible in your space. (Like this Double Play Doozie® spirea in the garden today!)

Double Play Doozie® Spirea

No seeds. None! We’ve watched this plant fill up and spill over with blooms month after month, year after year, never pausing to create seeds. If you’ve had a nuisance spirea in your garden, you know this is a pretty amazing feature. 

  • grows best in full to part sun (4-6+ hours)
  • matures to 2-3 ft. tall and wide
  • hardy in USDA zones 3-8 (-40°F/-40°C)

Why are there yellow leaves on my panicle hydrangea?

As long as they are only the leaves near the inside of the plant, it’s all part of the process. No need to fret. Learn more in this quick, under a minute video.

Grow beautiful panicle hydrangeas in the South with these 5 tips!

Get a glimpse of each type of hydrangea in the garden.

Explore each of our top 6 summer rebloomers in depth.

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Kristina Howley

I am all in when it comes to gardening. Almost every part of the experience delights me – new leaves emerging in spring, pollinators buzzing in summer, birds devouring berries in fall, and the somber beauty of seed heads in winter. Thanks to a background in horticulture and gardening my own clay-filled, flowery USDA zone 5b plot, I’ve learned plenty of practical things as well. I like sharing these joys and lessons with my fellow gardeners and soon-to-be gardeners any way I can.


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