Ready to turn your garden into a year-round, easy-care paradise? Here’s a rundown of the “16 Best Perennials” that will add a boundless burst of color, texture, and bloom of wondrous charm to your garden!
Phlox varities are magnificent, indeed! With a kaleidoscope of colors and heavenly fragrances that are nothing short of a botanical masterpiece. Their irresistible charm not only captivates the senses but also attracts graceful butterflies and the melodious hum of hummingbirds, transforming your garden into a vibrant, living tapestry of nature’s wonders!
15. Coneflowers (Echinacea)
Ah, this breathtaking creation! The sun-worshiping, drought-friendly perennials flaunt large, daisy-esque flowers in an array of colors, including purple, pink, and white. Coneflowers are also the bee’s knees for pollinators, pulling in bees, butterflies, and birds to your garden. Trust me, it’s a must-have!
14. Daylilies (Hemerocallis)
Check this out, pal! With their trumpet-like blossoms and strappy leaves, Daylilies are old but good in the garden scene (but old is gold, right?) They come in a spectrum of colors and bloom from the cusp of summer to the fall, making them versatile plants for any garden. Why not try them out?
Famous for their big, eye-catching leaves, Hostas are a slam dunk for adding texture and a splash of contrast to the shady corners of your garden. They come in various sizes and colors—blue, green, and gold—and play well with other shade-loving perennials for a jaw-dropping display. Oh! Get them, and thank me later!
12. Coral Bells (Heuchera)
Coral Bells are known for their vibrant, evergreen leaves, which swing from deep purple to lime green. Such a beauty, huh? They churn out delicate clusters of bell-shaped blossoms that dance above the foliage and attract hummingbirds. Be the talk of the neighborhood and get them!
Oh, you will adore peonies. I do! They have flashy and fragrant blooms popping up in the spring and early summer. They come in a palette of colors, from crisp white to deep red, and make top-notch cut flowers. Plant these perennials in a sunny spot and bask in their allure for years.
10. Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)
Oh, the dear Susans! These happy-go-lucky, daisy-like blooms light up your garden from midsummer to early fall, injecting color. Black-eyed Susans are easy to care for, making them a low-fuss option for sunny edges.
9. Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
Russian sage is a sun-chaser that churns out tall spikes of delicate, lavender-blue blossoms that whip up a dreamy, cloud-like vibe in your garden. Its silvery leaves are aromatic and add a charming contrast to other plants. An artistic display of beauty, if you ask me!
8. Sedum (Stonecrop)
Sedum is a drought-resistant perennial that thrives in sunny, well-drained spots. Its succulent-esque leaves come in various shades, and its late summer-to-fall blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees. As much as we may fear bees, aren’t butterflies a sight for sore eyes?
With their striking, sword-like leaves and eye-catching blossoms, irises pack a punch in the garden. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, making them a flexible choice for any garden style. Get ready to turn your garden into a museum of beauty!
Ready to take things up a notch? Let me help you with that! Add a dash of feathery elegance to your shady garden spots with Astilbe. Its plume-like flowers bloom in colors of pink, red, white, and purple, creating a soft, dreamy aura. Astonishing!
This aromatic perennial is not just a looker! It is also a handy plant with various culinary and medicinal uses. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! Lavender’s vibrant purple blossoms and silvery leaves make it a top pick for sunny, well-drained spots.
4. Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
These timeless, white daisy-like blossoms with sunny centers are a garden staple. Shasta Daisy blooms from the start of summer to the fall, dishing out a bright and cheery spectacle. Treat your eyes to this spectacular aura!
3. Catmint (Nepeta)
Catmint is a low-care, drought-tolerant perennial that churns out heaps of lavender-blue blossoms from late spring to fall. Its aromatic, gray-green leaves also make it a splendid choice for lining walkways or borders. You’ve got to try it out!
Salvias are fantastic perennials for adding a vertical splash and a pop of color to your garden. They grow tall spikes of tubular flowers in shades of blue, purple, red, and white and are hummingbird and butterfly favorites. Oh, I’d give anything to have hummingbirds and butterflies in my backyard
1. Yarrow (Achillea)
It is a tough-as-nails and drought-tolerant perennial. It features fern-like leaves and clusters of petite blossoms in shades of yellow, pink, red, or white. Yarrow is just the ticket for adding texture and a burst of color to sunny borders or meadow gardens.
These 15 splendid perennials can help you craft a breathtaking, easy-care garden that will bloom year after year. Relish the endless mix of colors, textures, and forms these plants offer, and watch your outdoor sanctuary spring to life with dazzling blooms and mesmerizing foliage.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.