Lurie Garden, Chicago by Piet Oudolf: Allium 'Summer Beauty' ( Introduced by nurseryman Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennials Farms. )
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Geum 'Prince of Orange'
Add a burst of color and texture to your garden with these lush ornamental grasses that flourish in hot, humid, dry or wet conditions.
"Flowers that remind one of hot continental summers include the Mexican sunflower...Tithonia rotundifolia, which always brings back Giverny for me..."
Phlox stolonifera with Bloodroot, Vinca, Columbine and Hosta. I’ve found that this is a shallow rooted plant. Keeping it out of the hot afternoon sun keeps the soil from getting too dry. While it has tolerated some dryness I haven’t taken a chance to see just how dry it can get. During the summer I water the area a little if we haven’t had rain.
Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta - Large green leaves with chartreuse margins adorn the Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta, which is a sport of August Moon Hosta. Great for shady borders as well as container plants. Hosta are easy to grow and add a burst of color to shady spots! Thsi variety is more sun tolerant than a lot of other Hosta varieties.