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20 Best Perennials 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.

RHS Plant Selector Aconitum napellus (Monk's hood). perennial to 1.5m tall, with deeply divided, dark green leaves and tall spires of violet-blue, hooded flowers in mid and late summer.

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Perennials That Love the Sun

Advertisement Gayfeather The dramatic spires of this sun-loving perennial create an eye-catching vertical element in the midsummer garden. Reaching up to 3 feet tall, the lavender, purple or white blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Gayfeather needs full sun and air circulation to avoid mildew; plant roughly one foot apart. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Meadow Sage - violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall - loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers - up to 28 inches tall ...for front of garden?


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Delphinium The hardy Blue Fountains delphinium, shown here, is the ideal choice for an exposed garden or mixed border in full sun and well-drained soil; at 32 to 39 inches tall, their early summer blooms can withstand wind and do not need staking.

Verbena bonariensis/ Tall Vervain - This is a tall growing "see-through" plant great for perennial borders. This tender perennial reseeds itself easily. Very drought tolerant!

Giant Scabiosa Cephalaria gigantea (Code: PCEGA) Grow amongst tall perennials and grasses, or at the back of a border against a drak hedge. Masses of yellow flowers dance above the perennial border like primrose fairies.

Perennials for Full Sun - Mallow Shrublike with white, pink, or purple-pink flowers all summer Coreopsis Yellow flowers all summer Hollyhock Summer flowers on tall spikes early to midsummer Campion or Maltese Cross Silver foliage and scarlet flowers in early summer Centaurea or Mountain Bluet Blue-violet flowers in midspring to early summer Poppy Flowers with paperlike petals in late spring and early summer Peony

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Big Perennials for Big Impact

Hollyhock - Lend old-fashioned charm to your perennial border with hollyhock. Known for its tall spires of colorful blooms, hollyhock is the perfect back-of-the-border plant. Old-fashioned selections can easily grow more than 6 feet tall in a spot with full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Calibrachoa 'Tanerine' Abundant, small petunia-like flowers Flowers all season Cascading growth Low maintenance Attracts Hummingbirds Deadheading Not Necessary Heat Tolerant Pet Friendly Semi-Trailing Habit Excellent in containers, flower beds and hanging baskets

Arisaema sikokianum (Japanese Jack-in-the-Pulpit) is a herbaceous perennial plant What a gorgeous flower