Perennial flowers are plants that live for over two years and usually bloom once or twice a year. They are a great choice for adding color and interest to your garden without replanting every season. Here are some of the most beautiful perennial flowers to plant in your garden.
Lavender: This fragrant herb has purple spikes of flowers that bloom in summer and attract bees and butterflies. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.
Peony: These lush flowers have a sweet scent and come in many colors and forms. They bloom in late spring and can last for decades. They need full sun and rich, moist soil.
Salvia: These spiky flowers have a long blooming period from mid to late summer and come in shades of blue, purple, pink, white, and red. They are easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil and are deer-resistant and attractive to pollinators.
Coneflower: These daisy-like flowers have a prominent cone-shaped center and come in various colors from purple to yellow to orange. They bloom from mid-summer to fall and tolerate drought, heat, and poor soil. They also attract birds and butterflies.
Hellebore: These winter/spring-blooming perennials have nodding flowers in white, green, pink, or purple. They are evergreen and prefer partial shade and moist, rich soil. They are also deer-resistant and resistant to many pests and diseases.
Hostas are a popular choice for shady gardens. They have large, attractive leaves in a variety of colors, including green, yellow, and white. They prefer partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Clematis is a various group of plants that come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some clematis are vine-like, while others are shrub-like. They like full sun to partial shade and nicely-drained soil.
Blazing stars are tall, stately plants with spikes of purple or pink flowers. They are an excellent choice for the back of a border or in a field garden. They prefer full sun and sufficiently-drained soil.
Balloon flowers are called for their grown buds that open into bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, or pink. They are easy to grow and prefer full sun to partial shade.