• Dramatic dark-leaved Dahlias provide festive summer color.
  • Agastache and Coneflower perennials glow in the afternoon sun.
  • Hydrangea are hard to beat for non-stop high-summer color.
  • A colorful summer sampling of a homegrown harvest
  • Bring the tropics indoors with houseplants like Anthurium.
  • Start sunflowers from seed for boisterous summer color.
  • Combine color and texture in your next container garden.


Whether you’re looking for tried and true favorites or rare and unusual plants, you’ll find an exuberant selection of quality plants for every season of the year at Swansons. Our personable and knowledgable staff is here to answer your questions, recommend plants for your situation, and help you succeed. Just ask!

Swansons Recommends

These featured plants are great picks from our experienced buyers.

Eastern Beebalm
Eastern Beebalm
Monarda bradburniana

This Midwest/Southern native is a member of the mint family with pink tubular, purple-spotted flowers in dense heads. Each flower rests on a whorl of showy, purplish-tinged bracts. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. The leaves may be used in teas. Early summer bloom with a lasting fragrance. A great pollinator plant!

Allium 'Summer Beauty'
Summer Beauty Flowering Onion
Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty'

This long-blooming flowering ornamental onion has 1.5" lavender-purple pom-pons above shiny, strap-like foliage. Works great in full to part sun as a short vertical accent and provides a nice burst of summer blooms. Not picky about soil and very heat and drought tolerant. Very well-behaved, forming small clumps and does not seed about. Good deer resistance.

Big Bounce impatiens
Big Bounce Impatiens

Big Bounce impatiens thrive with masses of beautiful blooms from spring to first frost. These new hybrids are a cross between impatiens w. (standard impatiens that are susceptible to impatiens downy mildew) and New Guinea impatiens. Big Bounce impatiens provide disease resistance plus more profuse blooming than New Guinea impatiens. These are BIG! 20–30" tall in the garden. These bounce back after wilt and thrive in both sun and shade.