Perennials that POP

Perennials (flowers that reoccur year-to-year) are both versatile and colorful. They add interest and layers to the landscape while sometimes even taking center stage with their vibrant colors. Perennials can add curb appeal to the exterior of a home and are also an excellent value because they are easy to maintain but bloom year after year. Different types of perennials can do well in sun or shade, as well as in problem areas like constantly wet soil or very windy spaces. Plant them in height order (tall at the back, shorter in front) and plant in clumps for a striking statement of color and texture. Use a continuous but matching palette and plant anytime except winter. Grouping matching plants together can act as focal points for the yard, and enclosing the spaces with edging is particularly attractive. Prior to planting, ensure your soil has good drainage and aeration, and remove any extraneous grasses and weeds. Balance the color and size of your perennials, and try to incorporate some of these proven winners:

  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Coreopsis
  • Day Lily
  • Evening Primrose
  • Gazania
  • Hostas
  • Lavender
  • Peonies
  • Red Hot Poker
  • Rosemary
  • Russian Sage
  • Salvia
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Veronica