Perennials are the perfect option for those who like plants that provide year to year color. Got sun?
Check out these 10 Hardy Perennials for Sunny Gardens.
How does your garden grow? A lot of people love to garden but often get intimidated by planting. Relax my friends. There is no need to feel intimidated of gardening. Others chomp at the bit to start digging in the soil as soon as the weather starts to turn. Two questions that I get asked a lot at our garden center is the difference between annuals and perennials and what is a hardy plant that will flower a lot and come back year after year. Well, the answer is simple. You plant annuals annually. Flowers like vinca, marigolds, and impatiens are annuals. Perennials come back year after year. While annuals will provide consistent blooms from spring until fall, there are a number of hardy perennials that have a pretty long bloom time as well.
If you are wanting to add some perennials to your gardens, you definitely should consider these 10 Hardy Perennials for Sunny Gardens.
Black Eyed Susan
The black-eyed Susan is a versatile heat and drought tolerant perennial. Black-eyed Susan plants grow all summer long, requiring little care and providing bright color.
A native to the eastern United States, purple coneflowers are found in many flower gardens. Planting purple coneflower in the garden or flower bed draws bees and butterflies.
Shasta daisy flowers provide vibrant white summer blooms, offering the look of the traditional daisy. Shasta daisy is the be the perfect, low maintenance perennial.
If you want a sure bet perennial, look no further than the prolific daylily. This hardy perennial blooms throughout the summer with virtually no attention needed.
A member of the daisy family, this colorful blooming flower looks like a wildflower. With shades of yellow, orange and red, its flowers are attractive to butterflies and are beautiful in bouquets.
Known for its fragrant aroma, this perennial herb also produces beautiful grayish blue spires.
Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of irises? These sun-loving flowers require minimal care while showing off their blooms well into summer.
There are few plants more forgiving of sun and bad soil than sedum. Growing sedum is easy that even the most novice gardener can excel at it.
This attractive plant grows in clusters from 1 to 3 feet tall, and blooms from spring to autumn. It also attracts butterflies and pollinators.
If you’re looking for lasting summer color after most perennial flowers fade from the garden, look no further than coreopsis. This colorful flower is also known as tickseed.
Check out your local garden center for any of these perennial varieties. Many of them are readily available because of their popularity. Like any DIY home project, remember to start small and then build. It’s much easier to garden one bed at a time. Happy planting!