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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Lady's mantles are perennials grown for their foliage and their unusual chartreuse flowers that are nice in bouquets. The easy to grow plants have lobed leaves of silvery gray-green. Learn about lady's mantles.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The diverse iris genus contains more than 200 distinct species and countless cultivars. You can find iris bulbs in the flower garden in a rainbow of colors. Learn more about the colorful iris.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Lavender is a perennial aromatic herb that tends to be shrubby. Flower spikes are clusters of deep purple or lavender flowers. Most are familiar with lavender bath oil, made from this flower. Learn about lavender.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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Ligularia is a bold perennial for garden use. The plants bear sprays or spires of yellow or orange flowers in summer, on strong stems. Find out more about the ligularia.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Liatris, also known as blazingstars or gayfeathers, are good garden perennials. Their small fluffy florets are set along tall spikes, flowering from the top down, which makes them unusual cut flowers. Learn about liatris.

By Betty Barr Mackey

A collection of peonies in perennial bloom presents a view of exquisite, huge flowers in many colors. The peony is great in cutting gardens. Find out more about the showy flower.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Poppy flowers with silky petals are a focal point in any garden. Oriental poppies come in orange, scarlet, watermelon-pink, pale pink, and white. Find out more about this perennial flower.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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Physostegia, or obedient plant, is a perennial flower that makes a great potted plant. It's named the obedient plant because of the way it holds its shape in flower bouquets. Grow this perennial.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Salvias, or meadow sages, are perennials grown in flowerbeds. Sage is used in cooking. There are many varieties of hardiness and appearance available to gardeners. Learn about the salvia species.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Pulmonarias, or lungworts, are perennials that grow in difficult sites where others cannot, like sloping ground shaded by trees. Pulmonarias are great in a shade garden, wild garden, or as ground covers. Learn about lungworts.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Veronica, or speedwell, is a roadside plant with pretty flowers that "speed you well." The perennial plant is good in rock gardens and as cut flowers. Learn how to grow veronica.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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Yarrow is a perennial flower that is excellent in garden borders, mass plantings or as cut flowers. These small wildflowers with fern-like foliage have an intriguing connection to Greek myth. Learn about yarrow.

By Betty Barr Mackey

Primrose is a perennial flower. Gardeners enjoy its beautiful shades of colors, including red flowers, yellow flowers, purple flowers and orange flowers. Grow primrose in the outdoor garden bed or as a house plant. Learn about primrose.

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Amsonia, or bluestars, are popular garden plants, and they grow wild in wooded areas and on river banks from New Jersey to Tennessee to Texas. Learn more about this easy-to-grow perennial.

By Betty Barr Mackey

The Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, is a perennial flower that has gorgeous blue or white florets arranged in large globes for a wonderful addition to the garden. Learn about agapanthus.

By Betty Barr Mackey

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Perennial grasses and foliage are an excellent choice for an unusual ground cover. Learn about ornamental perennial grasses and foliage you can use to add interest and beauty to your garden.

By C. Colston Burrell

Herbs are useful for cooking, crafting, and decorating -- boldly coming out of the garden and into your home. Learn more about planting and growing perennial herbs such as lavender and rosemary.

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One way to liven up a garden is by including colors that stand out. Learn how yellow to orange perennial flowers can brighten your yard, and which ones are right for your garden.

By Shane Wilson

While many flowers feature bright, vibrant colors, some gardeners prefer a subtler approach. Read about white to green perennial flowers, which have an airy appearance and blend in naturally with the green of most plants.

By Shane Wilson

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Flowers ranging from pink to fuchsia are valued for their softness and delicacy. Discover the varieties of pink to fuchsia perennial flowers, and learn how to select flowers that will bloom year after year.

By Shane Wilson

Few colors can affect a garden as much as garden as red. A bright red strongly complements natural greenery. Read about red perennial flowers, and see if these bold blossoms are appropriate for your yard.

By Shane Wilson

Perennial flowers bloom year after year, without the need to replant. Learn the best perennials to plant in your garden. Read about the different types of perennial flowers, and which ones are best for you.

By Shane Wilson

Perennial plants last for several growing seasons, and are a key element of any landscaping project. Learn about the different kinds of perennial plants, including flowers, herbs, grasses and foliage.

By Shane Wilson

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No need to worry if your garden soil is wetter than average. There are a number of great-looking perennials that do best in moist soil. Learn which perennial flowers to plant in your yard.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen

Choose shorter perennial flowers for the front of your garden to create depth in your garden design. In this article, we'll teach you which perennials stand under 12 inches tall for the perfect garden plan.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen