Carnations, or pinks, have been popular perennials for hundreds of years. Dianthus are great in flower beds and bouquets. They come in red, white, orange, purple, and of course, pink. Learn how to grow dianthus.
Low-growing foliage of great distinction and spring flowers make epimediums, also known as bishop's hat or barrenwort, a good choice. Flowers in soft colors sometimes bloom before plants leaf out. Learn about this shade-loving perennial.
Yellow and red gaillardia, or blanket flowers, are daisies with serrated tips on the ray petals. These perennials are very tough and cheerful and make great cut flowers. Find out more about these hardy daisies.
Geraniums, or crane's-bill, are clump-forming perennials that bloom in late spring or early summer. The flowers vary in color and size, but are great for rock gardens and as border plants. Learn about geraniums.
Globe thistles are perennials that produce metallic-blue blossoms with perfectly round flower heads atop ribbed stems. The spiny-edged leaves are white and woolly underneath. Learn how to grow these blue beauties.
The foliage and seed heads of ornamental grasses help to extend the garden season through winter. These perennials usually have feathery or plumelike flowers. Learn more about ornamental grasses for the garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.