Above is Bright Memories and right is Oriental Ruby. These two plants have a very long bloom season. The red plant is also loved by deer, so the plants in the front yard are being moved into the back area and some non-tasty varieties, like Black-eyed Susans, will take their place.
While this is not the prettiest plant in the yard, it does fill in spots. All spots. My neighbor has this in his front yard with Shasta daisies and the deer have eaten 'nada'. I have lots of daylilies, but really do not like growing them for 'deer food.'
This is also a great time for the 'fragrant' hostas, another deer favorite in case you are interested. The largest blooms are on Hosta plantaginea 'Fragrant'. And the smell is heavenly.
Other fragrant bloomers are H. 'Royal Standard', H. 'Honeybells', and H. 'Guacamole', in order below.
Filling in the beds for color are Joe Pye weed and physostegia, the not-so Obedient Plant,
lots of yarrow and helopsis, too.
And closer to the ground is this self-seeding euphorbia. I love free plants.
A sedum 'Matrona' is starting to bloom, with the blossoms all leaning over.
It is a wonderful time to stop and enjoy the flowers. And this wonderful lavender Rose of Sharon that grew from a seed.