Perennial Gardens

Perennial gardens can produce lovely results year after year. Learn how to plan for, plant and care for perennial gardens.


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What are asters?

If you're looking for a way to add color to your garden year after year, you can't go wrong with bright asters. Learn more about this floral star in this article.

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For fragrance and looks it's hard to beat lavender. Find out more about this well-loved plant in this article.

What type of perennial plant thrives in the West?

There are many ways to use perennials, including as borders, in gardens, in flower arrangements and as groundcover. Find out which perennials are popular in the West from this article.

What types of perennial plants thrive in the South?

The South’s climate makes it suitable for the planting of various perennial flowers. Learn which perennials thrive in the South from this article.

What types of perennial plants thrive well in the northeast?

The Northeast might not be the easiest place to grow a flower garden, but there are still plenty of flower choices to add color to your yard. Find out more about the types of perennials that will grow well in the northeast in this article.

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Perennial Flowers Image Gallery

These blooming plants will dazzle you with color year after year. Sit back, smell the hibiscus and check out these photos of some of our favorite perennials.


Santolina has bright yellow flowers in summer atop its aromatic foliage of needlelike leaves. It loves the sun and is a great choice for edging, clipping or container gardening. Learn about this lovely sun-loving plant.

Chinese Fountain Grass

Chinese fountain grass is a beautiful perennial that looks particularly impressive in fall. In late summer and fall its stems, topped by cylindrical, purple-tinged bristles, arch over the deep green foliage. Learn about this interesting decorative grass.

Rose Geranium

Rose geraniums are beautiful floral perennials that have lovely scents ranging from floral to spicy. They will grow in pots, hanging baskets, or as bedding plants. Learn how to make them thrive in your garden.

Northern Sea Oats

Northern sea oats is a 3-foot tall perennial that is reminiscent of bamboo. It prefers a partially shady garden spot and will tolerate most climates. Learn about this plant's preferred growing conditions and how to care for Northern sea oats.

Avena Grass

Avena grass, or blue oat grass, has yellow flower spikes in summer and silvery blue leaves. This interesting plant makes a fine structural accent and will thrive in a dry, sunny area. Learn more about this distinctive plant.

Hosta Fortunei

Hosta fortunei is just one of many different kinds of hostas. Pale violet flowers add a nice touch to the plant, making these wonderful accents for shade. Read more about this species, which has beautiful variegated leaves.

Hosta Sieboldiana

Hosta sieboldiana is not fond of the sun; however, in the shade it will produce wonderful blue-gray leaves and lilac flowers. Like other hostas, it is easy to care for and will continue to flourish year after year. Learn more about it.

Hosta Sieboldii

Hosta sieboldii has narrow leaves with irregular edges. Besides being a great garden plant, it carries decorative pods. It prefers shade over sun, is well-suited as ground cover and is also highly frost tolerant. Read more about it.

Hosta Ventricosa

Hosta ventricosa usually comes true from seed. It has heart-shaped leaves that may be solid or variegated. Like most hostas it grows relatively quickly and is easy to care for. Find out about this garden perennial.


Rudbeckia is a relative of the black-eyed Susan. Like its cousin, this perennial is the perfect country garden plant. The 3-5 feet plants bloom from July to September and have golden-petaled flowers with dark, raised centers. Learn about rudbeckia.

Rose Campion

Rose campion is a beautiful, tall, and colorful garden classic that oozes nostalgic charm. Popular in English gardens as long ago as 1597, this classic garden plant makes a good cut flower. Learn about this plant, its history, and its uses.

Prairie Coneflower

Prairie coneflower is also known as Mexican hat. It is a tall wildflower that will help attract butterflies to the garden. it does very well in a meadow planting or in borders. Read more about how to cultivate prairie coneflowers.

Persian Violet

Persian violet is an easy-to-care-for house plant that will rebloom for three to four months. It is full of blue or white flowers and has shiny, oval leaves. Read more about this pretty rounded plant.

Soapwort, Bouncing Bet

Soapwort, or bouncing bet, has stout stems swollen at the joints with oval leaves. It bears clustered pink or white flowers and are especially fragrant at night. Read more about this easy-to-care-for perennial.

Ornamental Onion

Ornamental onion is only one of over 500 species of onion. It has rounded flowers in various pinkish hues, white, mauve, and green. Use them in groups or with other perennials. Read to learn more.

Hollyhock, Perennial

Hollyhocks are typical cottage garden flowers. They come in a variety of colors that are either single or double and may blossom several times throughout summer. Read about this flower that is regaining its popularity.