Wouldn't you love your borders to look like this in the summer? Bringing long-lasting color to mixed borders or prairie gardens, Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) are lovely biennal or short-lived perennials with bright, large blooms in shades of orange, red or golden tones that give the garden a full of bloom appearance from early to late summer. Free-flowering, easy to grow, they contribute to lovely plant combinations and contrast beautifully here with the rich cool blues of another garden classic, Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox).

A simple but eye-catching mix realized with 3 favorite perennials for most gardeners which brings cheerful summer notes to the landscape!