Read on for more of these flower favorites of yesteryear.
- Heather McIlravey
BellflowerCampanula spp., Zones 3 to 9
This dainty plant, available in annual, perennial and biennial cultivars, enjoys moist soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade. In late spring and early summer, it unveils bell-shaped ?owers in colors ranging from blue to purple to white. Some varieties, like the Serbian bell?ower, have long-lasting blooms and evergreen foliage in Zones 8 and 9.
Bleeding HeartDicentra spectabilis,?Zones 3 to 9
Long-lasting blossoms open in late spring, covering this plant with gorgeous ?oral pendants in shades of rose pink and creamy white. Bleeding heart goes dormant by midsummer, so it?s best planted at the back of a border, where later-blooming ?owers can camou?age the dying foliage.