List of Perennial Flowers

Here is a list of perennial flowers. The top perennial flowers are listed alphabetically by their botanical name first and their common name next.

The lines that follow list the exposure first, such as sun or shade exposure.

The zone information refers to the hardiness zones where the perennial flower plant will grow the best.

Perennial are plants that flower reliably, year after year.

Unlike annuals, that only live for one season, perennials are semi-permanent garden plants that need some cutting back from time to time and periodic divisions and re-planting to keep flowering their very best.

Perennial List Information

Some perennials on this list are evergreen and others die back to the ground at the end of the season.

They then grow back from their roots the following year, at the same time every year.

This page features most of the finest perennials that are available today.

To learn about a plant’s preferred growing conditions, how to place it for best effect, and special needs, as well as tips for seasonal care, click on the blue links on the prennial flower list.




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My List of Perennial Flowers

Botanical Name First and The Common Name next
Some Don’t have a Common Name
  • Acanthus spinosus, Spiny Bear’s Breeches. Full sun to half sun. Zones 5-10.
  • Achillea, Yarrow. Sun or part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Aconitum carmichaelii, Azure Monkshood. Sun or part sun. Zones 1-9.
  • Adenophora, Lady Bells. Sun or part sun. Zones 1-10.
  • Agapanthus, Lily-of-the-Nile. Sun or part sun. Zones vary by species.
  • Agasthache foeniculum, Anise Hyssop. Sun or part sun. Zones vary.
  • Alcea rosea, Hollyhock. Full sun. Zones 3-7.
  • Alstroemeria, Liliaceae. sun or afternoon shade in hot climates. Zones 14-25.
  • Anemone x hybrida, Japanese anemone. Part sun. Zones 24-28.
  • Aquilegia Columbine. Sun or part sun. Zones vary.
  • Arctotis, African daisy. Full sun. All zones.
  • Armeria, Thrift. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Aruncus, Goats Beard. Sun to part sun. Zones Vary.
  • Asclepias, tuberosa, Butterfly weed. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Aster. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Astilbe, False Spiraea. Sun or part sun. Zones 1-7.
  • Astranthia, Masterwort. Sun or part sun. Zones 1-9.
  • Aurinia saxatilis, Basket-of-gold. Sun or part sun. Zones 1-25.
  • Baptistia, False Indigo. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Bergenia. Part shade to full shade. Zones 1-9.
  • Boltonia asteroides. Full sun to part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Campanula, Bellflower. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-9.
  • Centaureu. Full sun. Zones Vary.
  • Centranthus ruber, Jupiter’s Beard. Sun to part sun. Zones 2-9.
  • Chrysanthemum. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Corydalis. Part sun. Zones 2-9.
  • Delphinium. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Dianthus, Pinks. sun or part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Diascia, Twinspur. Sun to part sun. Zones vary.
  • Dicentra spectabilis, Bleeding heart. Part shade to full shade. Zones 1-9.
  • Dictamnus albus, Gas Plant. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-9.
  • Digitalis, Foxglove. Sun to part sun. Zones vary.
  • Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Echinops, Globe Thistle. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Erigeron, Fleabane. Sun to part sun. Zones vary.
  • Eriogonum, Wild buckwheat. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Eryngium amethystinum Sea holly. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Erysimum, Bowles mauve. Sun or part sun. Zones 4-9.
  • Felicia amelloides, Blue marguerite. Full sun. Zones 8-9.
  • Filipendula, Meadowsweet. Sun or part sun. Zones vary.
  • Gaillardia x grandiflora. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Gaura lindheimeri. Full sun. Zones 2-24.
  • Gazania asteraceae. Sun or part sun. Zones vary.
  • Geranium, Cranesbill. Sun or part sun. Zones vary.
  • Gerbera jamesonic, Transvaal daisy. Sun or part sun. Zones 8-24.
  • Geum roaceae. Sun or part sun. Zones 2-24.
  • Gypsophila caryophyllaceae. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Helenium outumnale, Sneezeweed. Full sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Helleborus, Hellebore. Part shade to full shade. Zones vary.
  • Hemerocallis, Daylily. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Heuchera, Coral Bells. Sun to part sun. Zones vary.
  • Hibiscus moscheutos, Perennial hibiscus Rose Mallow.Full sun. Zones 2-24.
  • Hosta, Hostas. Half sun to shade. Zones 3-8.
  • Iberis sempervirens, Evergreen candytuft. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Iris germanica, Bearded Iris. Full sun. Zones 3-10.
  • Isotoma fluviatilis, Blue Star Creeper. Sun to shade. Zones 5-10.
  • Kirengeshoma palmata, Yellow waxbells. Pat shade to full shade.
  • Knautia macedonica, Knautia. Full sun. Zones 4-9.
  • Kniphofia uvaria, Torch Lily. Full sun Zones 2-9.
  • Lamium maculatum, Spotted Dead Nettle. Shade to dense shade. Zones 3-7.
  • Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender. Full sun. Zones 5-9.
  • Leucanthemum x superbum, Shasta Daisy.Full sun. Zones 4-8.
  • Liatris spicata, Spicata. Full sun. Zones 3-9.
  • Ligularia stenocephala, The Rocket. Full sun. Zones 1-9.
  • Limonium latifolium, Sea Lavender. Full sun to half sun. Zones 3-9.
  • Linaria purpurea, Toadflax. Sun to part sun. Zones 2-10.
  • Linum perenne, Perennial blue flax. Full sun. Zones 2-24.
  • lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal flower. Sun to part sun. Zones 3-9.
  • Lupinus Russell Hybrids, Hybrid Lupine. Full sun to half sun. Zones 4-9.
  • Lychnis chalcedonica, Maltese cross. Sun to part sun.
  • Macleaya cordata, Plume poppy. Sun to part sun. Zones 3-8.
  • Malva alcea,Hollyhock Mallow. Full sun. Zones 4-10.
  • Mimulus, Monkey flower. Exposure needs vary by species. Zone vary also.
  • Monarda didyma, Bee Balm. Half to full sun.
  • Nepeta La miaceae (Labiatae). Sun to part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Nierembergia, Cup flower. Sun to part sun. Zones vary.
  • Oenothera, Evening primrose. Sun to part shade. Zones vary.
  • Paeonia (herbaceous), Peony. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-11.
  • Papaver orientale, Oriental poppy. Full sun. Zones 1-11.
  • Pelargonium, Geranium. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-24.
  • Penstemon, Beard tongue. Sun to part sun. Zones vary.
  • Perovskia, Russian sage. Full sun. Zones 2-24.
  • Phlomis lamiaceae. Full sun. Zones vary.
  • Phlox subulata, Moss pink. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-17.
  • Phygelius, Cape fuchsia. Sun to part sun. Zones 14-24.
  • Physostegia virginiana, False dragonhead. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-9.
  • Platocodon grandiflorus, Balloon flower. Sun to part sun. Zones 1-10.
  • Polemonium polemoniaceae. Part shade to full shade. Zones 1-11.
  • This list of perennial flowers has perennials that can grow in many climate zones. Always pay attention to tha climate zone of your area, before buying any plants for your garden.

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