Perennials include a beautiful variety of vivid flowers and foliage. This article will show you how to plant and care for perennials, and inspire creative approaches to displaying these wonderful plants in your garden.
Black cohosh, a towering 8-foot perennial, provides summertime shade and works well as a 'starry" backdrop for gardens when in bloom. Learn more about black cohosh and garden perennials in this article.
Alstroemerias, or lilies of Peru, are lilylike perennials with trumpet-shaped flowers. Flowers come in pink, rose, purple, yellow, cream, orange, and white and are great in garden containers and flowerbeds. Learn about these showy flowers.
Beautiful perennials for the garden, the astilbes, or garden spireas, available today are usually the result of hybridization. Color may be white, pink, lavender, or cranberry. Learn how to grow this versatile flower.
The unopened flowers of platycodons resemble hot-air balloons, for which they are named. The buds of these perennials open to bell-shaped flowers in pink, blue, and white. Learn about the balloon flower.
Bergamot are hardy perennials considered garden favorites for decades. Sturdy stems are topped by crowns studded with lipped flowers. Find out more about these flowers, beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds.
A beautiful perennial all season long, baptisia, also known as false indigo or wild indigo, was originally planted to produce blue dye for early American colonists. Learn how to care for this beautiful blue flower.
Basket-of-Gold, or goldentuft, has attractive foliage that grows in dense mats, giving support to clusters of four-petaled, golden-yellow flowers floating 6 to 12 inches above the plants. Find out more about this perennial.
Bleeding heart, a poetically named perennial flower, has heart-shaped pendant pink or white flowers with spurs at the base and attractive fernlike foliage. Find out about this garden favorite member of Dicentra.
From western Siberia, brunnera or Siberian Bugloss, are perennial forget-me-nots. Blue flowers are about 1/4-inch across, and bloom in clusters during the spring. Find out how to grow this showy perennial.
Boltonias resemble asters, with narrow leaves and dozens of white flowers in clusters. A well-situated boltonia will be covered with bloom from late summer into fall. Learn more about this sturdy perennial.
Chrysanthemums are highly variable members of the daisy clan, numbering more than 200 species of ornamental plants. This perennial's leaves are typically divided and aromatic. Find out more about chrysanthemums.
Columbines are perennials perfect for cut flowers with a long blooming season. Columbines grow single, double, and triple flowers in a rainbow of colors and attract hummingbirds. Learn how to tame this wildflower.
Purple coneflowers are heat-tolerent natives that grow wild from Ohio to Georgia. These easy to grow perennials have prickly, cone-shaped heads surrounded by rose-purple or white petals. Learn to grow the purple coneflower.
Several coreopsis species are popular in the garden, all of them sporting bright daisylike flowers. These perennials bloom pink, orange, and yellow flowers. Learn to grow this great drought-resistant flower.
Coralbells, or alumroots, are a diverse group of perennials with ornamental leaves combining green, silver, and purple tones. Coralbell has white, green, or red flowers. Learn to grow this perennial flower.
Each showy daylily, or everbloomer, flower opens, matures, and withers within 24 hours. These perennials are great container plants that prefer partial shade, especially in the South. Learn how to care for the daylily.