Mixtures of salvias, garden phlox and grasses create this variation on the purple, pink and chartreuse theme. Successful garden beds depend on marrying plants that have similar needs for light and water.

Combining Plants

Mixtures of salvias, garden phlox and grasses create this variation on the purple, pink and chartreuse theme. Successful garden beds depend on marrying plants that have similar needs for light and water.

Favorite easy to grow shade plants that come back year after year - easy gardening

The Best Perennials for Shade

Once found growing wild on the American prairie, coneflowers are now one of the most widely grown and hybridized perennials in the country: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/power-perennials/?socsrc=bhgpin041914coneflower&page=9

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Once found growing wild on the American prairie, coneflowers are now one of the most widely grown and hybridized perennials in the country: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/power-perennials/?socsrc=bhgpin041914coneflower&page=9

Sedum is an easy-to-grow perennial that turns brick red during the fall. Find 19 more beautiful perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/top-perennials-for-your-garden/?socsrc=bhgpin071712sedum#page=19

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

Sedum is an easy-to-grow perennial that turns brick red during the fall. Find 19 more beautiful perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/top-perennials-for-your-garden/?socsrc=bhgpin071712sedum#page=19

Creeping Phlox-ground cover-Pink, white, purple, red, and bicolors with darker-colored eyes abound in spring on this perennial groundcover. Perfect for edging sidewalks and walkways, this slow-growing perennial likes full sun and well-drained soil. Creeping phlox won't become a rowdy neighbor to the tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs that look charming planted with it

Easy Groundcovers

Creeping Phlox-ground cover-Pink, white, purple, red, and bicolors with darker-colored eyes abound in spring on this perennial groundcover. Perfect for edging sidewalks and walkways, this slow-growing perennial likes full sun and well-drained soil. Creeping phlox won't become a rowdy neighbor to the tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs that look charming planted with it

PERENNIAL - Pincushion Flower  Pincushion flower, or scabiosa, serves up dainty blue flowers all summer and into fall, making it one of the longest-lasting bloomers in the perennial bed. It likes sun or partial shade, and is best at the front of the bed. The foot-tall variety 'Blue Butterfly' stands up to heat best.

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

PERENNIAL - Pincushion Flower Pincushion flower, or scabiosa, serves up dainty blue flowers all summer and into fall, making it one of the longest-lasting bloomers in the perennial bed. It likes sun or partial shade, and is best at the front of the bed. The foot-tall variety 'Blue Butterfly' stands up to heat best.

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