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    ground cover plants

    Meadow Sage: Meadow sage produces wonderful clusters of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. These flowers are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers. Name: Salvia 'May Night' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 28 inches tall Zones: 5-9

    Salvia - A wonderful, heat- and drought-tolerant plant with indigo-blue flowers, 'Black and Blue' salvia also attracts lots of birds and butterflies.

    Plants you (probably) won't kill. Tough, Fool-Proof Varieties >>

    full sun perennial, resilient, spreads rapidly. with a volorful vining plant good for mailbox

    Old Southern Style

    Aquilegia Dorothy Rose.....Granny's Bonnet. Unique flowers display serveral dangling tubes of rose-pink in each bloom. These unique flowers are held well above blue-gray foliage - dark stems add to the appeal. Very nice for naturalizing or as a specimen plant; some welcome self-sowing will occur if seed heads are allowed to mature. Very attractive as a cut flower. Granny's Bonnets have been around for centuries, but this lovely lady was introduced at Chelsea Gardens in 1999.

    Perovskia 'Little Spire' Dwarf Russian Sage

    I really want to do this. Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

    Soapwort - Saponaria officinalis A cinch to grow. Features clusters of phlox-like pink, purple, or white flowers in summer and fall. Full sun and well-drained soil. To 2 feet tall and wide. Grow with Yarrow; both are low-care, sun-loving perennials. Zones 3-9

    Red switchgrass is ornamental grasses fountain of foliage AND seasonal color, making it ideal for landscapes , forming blue-green foliage that switches color to burgundy red in early summer. In late summer, small reddish flower panicles.winter interest: This sturdy grass stands tall through frost and snow (until the heaviest of snow topples it). Plant in drifts in a perennial border, use as a privacy screen Cheyenne Sky' Full sun and well-drained soil 3 feet tall, 18 inches wide 4-9

    Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants: Bee Balm | Rabbits may not like bee balm, but hummingbirds sure do! This easy-growing plant produces lots of pink, red, violet, or white flowers from summer to early fall. The flowers are long lasting and great for cutting. Name: Monarda varieties Growing conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Height: 1-3 feet, depending on variety Zones: 4-9

    Can't wait for peony season! This is an awesome list of perennials that will thrive in almost any condition!

    Researchers from Cornell University found these perennials to be super weed suppressors.

    Black-Eyed Susan butterflies love it and it comes back each year.

    I grow this and it is hardy and forgiving! Drought tolerant, poor soil, winter hardy. Perennial Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’ | Annie's Annuals

    Perennials That Bloom All Summer

    photos of full sun perennial flower beds | Butterfly Garden Plants, Butterfly Garden Plans, Live Butterfly Garden

    Lenten Roses ~ Bugs won't eat them. Deer won't munch on them. Heat and drought won't faze them. And when it comes to beautiful blooms in the dead of winter, no other perennials can touch them.

    BEE BALM, a member of the mint family, is a good COMPANION PLANT for tomatoes, improving both the growth and flavor of the tomatoes. This perennial attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds to help with pollination. Helps repel ants, rodents, fleas & aphids. The leaves and flowers are edible and make nice garnishes for salads. Also used in making teas (1 tsp dried herb, 1 cup boiling water, steep 10 min). Sweeten to taste, drink at bedtime.