Even if you don't have a flower bed dedicated entirely to Perennials, it’s always nice to have a few Perennials scattered throughout your landscape to automatically produce color during various seasons of the year. Whether it’s a Peony or Sedum, many of these plants are worthy of a spot in the home landscape. Below are photos of perennial garden favorites (literally) including ones like Peony, Phlox, Roses, Black-eyed Susan, Salvia, Sedum, Veronica. Also Carpet Roses and Yucca.
Lovely large flowers with color ranges from white to pink to red. Bloom in late Spring. Deer resistant. TIP: install wire supports (before they emerge) to keep them upright. "NO" ants are NOT required to open the blossoms, that's just an old wive's tale!
PEROVSKIA 'Little Spires'
Lavender flower spikes contrast nicely with silver gray foliage. Full sun. Tolerates dry conditions. Grows to 24-inches tall.
Rapid upright growth to 15 to 30 ft tall, depending on the climate. Common bamboo that is often used for hedges. Some experts recommend against planting bamboo, so beware!
Christmas Fern or Korean Rock Fern
Semi-evergreen fern. Grow in full to partial shade. Height to 24" high x 18" wide.
Flower Carpet® Groundcover Rose
Hardy, compact, spreading rose with good disease resistance. Growth to 30" high x 4 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. These repeat bloomers are available in five colors.
ROSE (Rosa 'Meivahyn')
Knock Out® Shrub Rose
Shrub rose that flowers all season long. Easy to maintain, great disease resistance and drought tolerant. Growth to 3 ft. high x 3 ft wide. Sun to partial shade. 2000 AARS Rose Winner.
RUDBECKIA fulgida sullivantii
Black-eyed Susan 'Goldsturm'
Abundant gold daisy flowers from mid-summer through first frost. Deer resistant but rabbits will browse younger plants. One plant goes a long way! Drought resistant. 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Stems are covered with violet-purple flowers from June to October. Aromatic foliage 18” high and 24” wide. 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year. Grow in full sun and cutback after first bloom to increase bloom time. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer-resistant.
SALVIA 'Snow Hill'
Snow Hill Salvia
Compact perennial with white flower spikes throughout the summer. Grows to 20-inches tall in full sun.
The most commonly available variety is 'Autumn Joy.' Flowers late summer into fall. Upright forms of Sedum have been reclassed to the genus HYLOTELEPHIUM
SEDUM 'Purple Emperor'
Stonecrop or Orpin
Grow in full sun to partial shade. Popular plant with purple foliage for use in rock gardens and flower beds. Flowers late summer into fall.
TIARELLA 'Pink Skyrocket'
Plant in full shade.
Rose-purple flowers. Best in full sun with growth to 24-inches tall.
VERONICA 'Royal Candles'
Violet-blue flower spikes in late spring. Full sun to part shade with growth to 20-inches tall.
WISTERIA frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria
Slower growth than traditional Wisteria makes it ideal for small spaces. Mildly fragrant purple blossoms. Full sun to partial sun, blooms most in late spring with growth to 10 feet.
YUCCA filifera 'Golden Sword'
Golden Sword Yucca
Green leaf margins with wide gold centers make this plant a DLS favorite. Bright color and coarse texture add to its interest. Best in full sun.