5 Best Perennial Plants for Any Garden

Perennial plants are the foundation of any garden! They are fuss-free, provide year-round color, fragrance, and interest to your landscape. Depending on the species, perennial flowers bloom in the late spring, summer, or fall and return the following year. So, if you want to make your garden beautiful throughout the seasons, introduce a variety of perennials. Here are the best perennials for any garden.

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

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Gaillardia is a drought-tolerant and striking perennial that is easy to grow in any sunny spot in your garden. This wildflower variety can thrive even in poor soils. It produces daisy-like flowers in red, brown, or gold shades and blooms during summer through the fall. Although the flowers have a short lifespan, they have a lovely scent. 

The blanket flower loves full sun, and it can grow to about 24 inches in height. They look great when planted directly under a large tree, as a border plant, or on the edges.

Black-Eyed Susan

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This is a pretty flowered perennial with blooms appearing from mid-summer to fall. The flowers come in golden yellow to orange shades, and they are resistant to drought, heat, and fluctuating humidity. The cheerful flowers have a black, conelike center hence the name “black-eyed.” Some varieties like ‘Early Bird Gold’ can bloom from May to Christmas.

Black-Eyed Susan thrives in well-draining soil and full sun, but they can also tolerate shade. Most varieties can grow to about 3 feet tall.

Hellebore (Helleborus orientalis)

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This hardy perennial has bright yellow, purple, white with paints of red flowers. Blooms appear in spring, summer, and fall, depending on variety and climate. Some varieties start flowering at the end of November through winter until spring. If you want stunning showiness year after year, this is your plant. It’s perfect for sunny spots in the vegetable garden or an edging plant around flower gardens.

Hellebores are easy to grow. They love soil rich in organic matter, moist, and well-draining. Avoid exposing hellebores to direct heating sun; they are shade lovers. Check out easy tips for growing hellebores.

Chrysanthemum

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These autumn bloomers can create the best fireworks in your garden. They are perfect borders as well as container flowers. Their flowers vary in size depending on variety; some are buttonlike, while others take the size of a softball. Besides the varying sizes, these blooms come in different colors; red, purple, orange, white, and yellow. Though some species tend to die after seasons, they will still come back year after year.

Chrysanthemums love moist but well-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. Their height can go a high as 3 feet.

Daylilies

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Daylilies are versatile perennials. They come in various flower varieties, primarily red, yellow, orange, or white, and flourish in different conditions. Even though they bloom very well in sunny environments, they will still bloom in shady conditions, but in small amounts. They are also tolerant to different soil conditions and will still bloom even during drought. Their peak blooming season is in June, and they can bloom for an extended period.

Daylilies grow best in full sunlight, but they can tolerate shady environments. For the best flowering, expose them to at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. You can grow them as ground covers or as borders. They can attain a height of about 4 feet.

Conclusion

Add the value of your landscape by introducing any of the above perennials as borders, groundcovers, or container plants. They are easy to grow for novice gardeners or experienced ones. Subscribe to our blog today for more gardening tips! 

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