Perennial Flowers

A list of perennial flowers to grow in different climate zones. Shade plants and full sun perennials. The best flowers by color or name, that what this page is all about.

What is a perennial? It’s a plant that flower reliably every year at the same time, and it’s one of the reasons we love to grow perennials.

They are sort of semi-permanent garden plants that need dividing and replanted every few years to keep them flowering the very best.

Some perennials are evergreen, and others die to the ground with the first frost, then grow back from their roots the next year, at the same time.

Below is a list of the most popular and common flowering perennials to grow in a garden.

When buying perennials, or any plant, it’s very important to read the tags if you are in a garden nursery.

Online, you should read all information about the perennial flowers: where they like to grow, shade or sun, what kind of care they need, and cultural needs.


What Does Perennial Mean?

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ALLIUMS They are valued for their flowers ornamental onions grown from bulbs. Full sun or partial shade.

ANEMONES Also known as Windflowers. There are many different species to choose from, but check the page for hardiness zones and also for sun or shade preferences.

BELLFLOWERS Campanula. Known for their lovely bellshaped blue or white flowers. Blue campanulas are the most popular. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 4-8.

DAISIES: Leucanthemum. Most are early summer blooming perennials. The most popular daisy variety is the Shasta Daisy. Full sun only. Zones 4-9.

DAYLILIES: Hemerocallis. Peak bloom time is midsummer. All shades of flower colors. Easy to grow. Full sun only. Zones 3-9.

HOLLYHOCK: Alcea rosea. Very tall cottage style flowering perennial. Start Blooming early to midsummer. Full sun. Zones 3-7.

HOSTAS: Hosta. A shade plant that is valued for it’s varied beautiful foilage. Lilac or white flowers in midsummer, but it’s the foilage that will dazzle you. Dappled shade is best. Zones 3-8.

IRIS: Iridaceae. They are perennials from bulbs and rhizomes. A large group of 200-300 species that vary in cultural needs. Sun or part shade. Zones vary also, per species.

LILLIES: Lilium. Perennials from bulbs. Beautiful stately bulbous plants that like their roots shaded (cool), and their tops in full sun. Underplant with low growing perennials to make that happen. Zones vary by species.

MUMS: Chrysanthemums. It’s the best perennial for fall colors. There are about 160 species. Plant in full sun. Some are very hardy, but zones vary per species.

SALVIA Salvia. The most popular perennial salvia cultivars, salvia care and buy salvia online.

PEONIES: Paeonia. The basic types of peonies are herbaceous peonies and tree peonies. Both are descended from Chinese species. Plant in afternoon shade in hot climates, otherwise in full sun. Zones vary by type, but most are very hardy.

GERANIUMS: Cranesbill. The hardy geranium hybrids are a great group of perennials that has been popular in England for a long time. I think they are the best perennial plants for under-planting roses with, especially the hybrid tea roses, that have bare lower canes. The Rozanne variety is one of the best geraniums, because it’s heat tolerant, longblooming and compact.Zones 4-7.

WILDFLOWERS: Spring flowering wildflowers are the easiest to grow and to manage. You should only use suitable wildflower seed mixes for your region. Wildflowers are usually full sun flowers.

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List of Perennial Flowers click on this page to get a complete list of the most commonly known perennials available in the US. The botanical name is given first, and then the common name.

Common Plant Names common names of plants to make it easier to find the perennial plants you want for your garden.

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Springs First Flowers this page will give you the perennials that will greet you early every spring.

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Yellow Perennials Yellow flowers stand for friendship so plant some yellow perennials to give to friends.

Pink Perennials Pink Flowers are plentiful in the plant kingdom so you will not have a hard time finding one you will love to have.

White Perennials There is nothing like white flowering plants to make your flower beds pop. Some are even creating entire white gardens with nothing but white plants.

Purple Perennials Do you know that purple flowers are all the rage now? It’s true. I love them combined with white flowers. How about creating a purple and white flower bed? Now that would be stunning.

Blue Perennials Blue is a very relaxing color and also very popular with gardeners. Blue is an elusive color in the plant world. There aren’t that many true blue flowers out there. But this page has the most beautiful of all.

Edible Perennial Flowers A list of edible flowers and perennials that you can use for cooking, in salads or for cake decorations.

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Fragrant Perennials A pre-planned fragrant perennial garden with long-lived perennials that will be a permanent feature in your garden.

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