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You might be thinking about what to do in your next planting spree. Think no more; perennial flowers are a great pick if you prefer florals that grow every blooming season with bold aromas, fresh buds, and refreshed colors. Unlike the short-lived annuals, perennials are great if you want a beautiful garden that will last for a long time.
Perennials are known for coming back every growing season for two years.
But first, what does growing season mean?
A plant’s growing season is a time of the year when both the weather and temperature let them grow. In some areas, the growing season only lasts for four months. But in more tropical regions, it can stay for as long as one year.
As the backbone of most gardens, perennials are an excellent investment for you to get the most of your budget. They may take a few years to get well-established, but you don’t have to worry. Perennials are only setting a root system for themselves to return bigger and brighter as years come by.
Here is a list of flowering perennials that you can grow in your garden.With literally hundreds of perennial flowers to choose from, a trip to the garden center can be bewildering. Here are some of our favorites! Click To Tweet
Bleeding hearts are one of the loveliest wildflowers that usually grow in North America. These spring-blooming perennials have heart-shaped flowers with arching stems that hang in rows.
Bleeding hearts are known for having a short growing season. When midsummer comes, the whole plant slowly dies back to the ground. Read More about Bleeding Hearts before planting them.
One of the Best Fast-Growing Perennials is the Black-Eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susans are one of the most versatile, heat and drought tolerant specimens that provide beauty to every landscape. They can grow all summer long, giving your velvety garden foliage and vibrant blossoms.
This perennial may attract bees, butterflies, and any other kind of pollinators to your garden.
Black-eyed Susans can also draw some wildlife, including deer and rabbits, as this plant is often consumed or used for shelter by these animals. When planting them in your garden, you may grow them near rosemary, lavender, or other repellent plants to keep animals at bay.
Daylily (Perennial Border Plants)
Popularly known among gardeners as the “perfect perennial,” daylilies can thrive well through almost anything, including irregular watering, fluctuating temperature, and many others.
This perennial comes in different colors and sizes, so it is easier for you to pick whichever suits your garden layout.
Also called summer lilacs, butterfly bushes grow blossoms on shrubs that usually attract an army of butterflies between summer and fall months. While some of its varieties may come in white and dark purple, the ones with lavender-pink flowers are the most alluring to the winged beauties roaming around your garden.
Although a butterfly bush is a low-maintenance perennial, you may need to prune its shrubs annually to keep it in good shape for the following year to come.
Also, remember to keep them in well-drained soil; a wet environment only encourages rotting for butterfly bushes.
Peony (Perennial Flowers Full Sun)
Peonies are considered the spring-blooming stars of every garden. These medium-sized perennials have large, vivid blooms, loaded with many personalities. While most peonies are herbaceous perennials, there are a few that have woody shrubs.
Peonies also have tuberous roots, with thick roots for storage and thin ones to absorb water and nutrients. These roots will require careful handling from you, especially when transplanting or propagating them.
When growing them in your garden, it is crucial to give peonies a considerable amount of full sun and space. They don’t particularly like being moved and crowded, as they might shy away and not bloom the following year.
And don’t worry about the ants gathering around it; they just come to sip nectar from peonies.
You may mistake asters with daisies because of their star-shaped flower heads, but they’re an entirely different variety of perennials. There are around 600 types of aster that exist in the world.
In a natural garden, you may pair asters with goldenrods or coneflowers for a more striking exterior display.
Asters often bloom in between late summer and fall, providing butterflies and bees its essential late-season supply of pollen. When caring for asters, you may stake or prune them for a more compact and bushier plant.
Coral Bells (Perennial Flowers for Shade)
Also called heuchera, coral bells have ruffled leaves that come in different colors, including silver, peach, burgundy, and chartreuse. Gardeners grow this perennial for its magnificent foliage that has long-lasting colors.
Coral bells’ spikes of tall-bell-shaped flowers are where it got its name and are as impressive as its foliage, blooming in between late spring and early summer.
This flowering perennial naturally grows in wooded areas, so you need to mimic these conditions when growing them in your garden. You may place them under shaded or filtered sun.
List of Hardy Perennial Flowers Takeaway
As mentioned above, perennials are known for providing nectar, seeds, pollen, and nesting materials for bees, birds, and butterflies. Not only are you beautifying your garden, but you are also helping the wildlife roaming around you.
And perennials come back each year, so you don’t have to worry about them disappearing after their growing season comes to an end.
Do you know the difference between perennials vs. annuals?
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