Perennial Flower Garden Designs

I have designed two perennial flower garden designs for a sunny site.

One of the flower garden designs is a drought tolerant sun garden with easy to grow perennials that need very little maintenance.

The other flower garden design is a classic border of mixed perennials for a backyard garden.

All the perennial flowers in these preplanned sun gardens are pictured below. You can even purchase the plants if you want.

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Sample Garden Design Plan
Drought Tolerant Sun Garden

Classic sunny garden

A 15 x 13 feet Drought Tolerant Sunny Garden Design

This flower garden design is planned with tough perennial plants that will come back year after year.

The center piece (H), is a birdbath that will attract feathered visitors to your garden.


The plants for the drought tolerant garden thrives in very fast-draining soil that is not too rich.

catmint 'walkers low'
A: Nepeta x faasenii
6 Catmint’s ‘Walkers Low’
Zones 3-8

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B: Achillea filipondula
2 Yarrows ‘Cloth of Gold’
Zones 3-9

Lavender 'Hidcote'
C: Lavandula angustifolia
4 Lavenders ‘Hidcote’
Zones 5-8

Coreopsis Zamfir
D: Coreopsis auriculata
Coreopsis ‘Zamfir’
Zones 1-24

Russian Sage
E: Perovskia atriplicifolia
3 Russian sages
Zones 5-9

Purple Coneflower
F: Echinacea purpurea
3 Purple Coneflowers
Zones 3-8

Ruby Candle Penstemon
G: Penstemon hybrid
5 Penstemons’Ruby Candle’
Zones 4-9

Roseville Birdbath
H: Classic Birdbath
Roseville Birdbath
Fun for the birds

Phlox Paniculata
I: Phlox Paniculata

6 Garden Phlox plants

Zones 4-8

Classic Backyard Garden Design

This perennial flower garden design plan edge a lawn, or any other open area, with a mix of easy to grow perennials in pink, yellow and blue.

It’s a great long-blooming backyard border that looks beautiful bordering a lawn, or any other sunny garden spot.

Classic Sunny Garden Plan

A 13 x 6 feet Classic Sunny Backyard Garden Plan


All the plants pictured below, will give you a long-blooming perennial flower border for your backyard. The boxwoods are dwarf and evergreen and will give some winter interest.

dwarf boxwood
A. Buxus sinica
3 Dwarf Boxwoods
Zones 5-9

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B. Hesperis matronallis
4 Dames rockets
Zones 4-9

Lambs Ear
C. Stachys byzantina
1 Lamb’s Ear
Zones 4-8

cranesbill geranium
D. Geranium sanguineum
4 G.cranesbills
Zones 4-8

Penstemon 'Pretty Petticoat'
E. Penstemon ssp
1 Beardtongue
Zones 4-8

Bellflower 'White Cloud'
F. Campanula persicifolia
2 White bellflowers
Zones 3-8

Leopard's bane
G. Doronicum orientale
4 Leopard’s Bane
Zones 4-8

yarrrrow moonshine
H. Achillea
2 Yarrows
Zones 3-9

delphiniums mixed
I. Delphinium spp
9 Delphiniums mixed
Zones 407

sedum autumn joy
J. Sedum spectabile
1 Sedum’Autumn Joy’
Zones 3-10

Hope you enjoyed these two perennal flower garden designs for a sunny garden spot.

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