In the previous two posts, I began my list of what I consider to be the best perennials to grow. The list is completed in this post.
As I said before, keep in mind that you can add more perennial flowers to this list. There is a good selection of perennials available. The key here is research. By looking online, visiting garden centers, and studying nursery catalogs, you can come up with some great flower garden ideas.
10. Day Lilies – Different varieties of lilies are very nice additions to your perennial garden. I feel they look best planted as a group rather than individual plants. Each blossom of the Day Lily lasts only for one day. But because of its profuse blooming style, this doesn’t make that much difference.
Day lilies grow from 1-3 feet tall and bloom between June and September. They spread easily from year to year.
11. Peony – This is one of my favorite perennial flowers. It comes in beautiful red, white, and pink colors and grows from 2 ½ and 3 ½ feet tall. They do require special care.
12. Phlox – Several varieties of Phlox bloom in different times of the growing season. They can grow from 1 to 3 feet tall. They produce small white, pink, and lavender blossoms. Moss Pink is a dwarf Phlox and grows only to 6 inches tall. It blooms in May and June. Other Garden Phlox grow from 2 to 3 feet tall and blooms in the months of July to September depending on your location.
13. Sedum Telephium – This perennial flower provides a nice contrast with other plants in your perennial garden. It’s a good edging plant. It produces soft pink flowers in July and August. Plants usually grow from 1-2 feet tall and are 2 feet wide.
14. Moonshine Yarrow – There are different varieties of Yarrow but this is my favorite. It produces tight clusters of yellow flowers on plants 2 feet tall. It blooms in the late summer. Other forms of Yarrow grow from 1-4 feet tall.
This is just a partial list of what I consider the best perennials. I will add a post in a few weeks that list several more varieties. I have grown all perennials listed above. I feel you can do very well with any of them.
Please send me a list of any perennial flowers you recommend. I will be happy to publish those as well.