Perennials provide a show of color year after year with very little work. There are so many perfect for sunny spots. With the right mix you can enjoy color from early spring to late fall
With all plants it is important to plant correctly and to water regularly during the growing season. Perennials will appreciate soil amended with organic material like compost when planted.
In summer, mulch your beds with an inch or two of bark or compost to keep your soil moist and to reduce the weeds. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) will keep many perennials blooming longer. Your perennials will work hard for you, so reward them with a nice fertilizer a couple of times each summer. Some of our favorites are listed below.
ECHINACEA – Coneflower
These bright bloomers come in a wide assortment of colors and sizes. From the basic purple to oranges, yellows, pinks, and reds. Very easy to grow and blooms from summer to fall.
This tall bloomer offers spires of vibrant shades of blue, purple, and white flowers in early summer.
Upright and creeping varieties, both have fragrant flowers, and are some of the easiest perennials to grow. A few phlox add major color for your whole garden. You’ll enjoy them for years.
SALVIA – Sage
Salvias can take the heat and look good doing it. Some of our favorites are May Night, Black and Blue, Carradona and of course Hot Lips.
RUDBECKIA – Black – Eyed Susan
Cheerful daisy-like blooms from early summer to fall. These easy perennials tolerate heat and drought like a champ. Black-eyed Susan makes a long-lasting cut flower.
COREOPSIS – Tickseed
Bright yellow flowers are beautiful addition to borders and garden beds. Single and double varieties. Blooms late spring to first frost.
PAEONIA – Peony
Peonies are dependable bloomers that can last for years. Large fragrant blooms appear in mid-spring. Flowers are available in single-, double-, or semi-double forms in a wide range of pretty pastel colors and bi-colors.
HEMEROCALLIS – DAYLILY
Super easy to care for. They are early risers, pushing through the soil in early spring. By summer their graceful flower stems are packed with buds that open into beautiful blooms. Daylilies are named because each flower lasts for just one day. Blooms way into autumn!
LEUCANTHEMUM – SHASTA DAISY
Old time favorites for the perennial border. Flowers begin to appear in late spring and continue on for several months if faithfully deadheaded. Shastas mix so effortlessly with other perennials that no garden should be without them.
A blooming machine of large rich velvety purple, red or pink flowers. Verbena blooms from May until frost. A great choice for borders, rock walls and containers.
Sedums & Succulents
These gems are becoming more and more popular. Known for their unique shapes and colors that offer never ending interest in the garden. They’re great for growing as groundcovers or trailing over the side of a container. Drought tolerance makes them easy to care for.
Some our farvorite varieties we often have on hand
Delosperma – Ice plant
Sempervirens – Hens and Chicks