Easy to grow perennial border plants will add bold color and year-round interest to your garden. List of herbaceous perennial shade plants. The best tall perennials for sun. Buy all types of discount perennial garden plants online.
Easy care perennials are a gardener's best friend. Most perennial plants live for many years, sleeping through the winter and returning each spring. There is no need to repurchase and replant every year as you must with annuals.
Because they multiply and spread as the years go by, divisions can be used to fill new garden beds or traded with neighbors or friends. This makes perennial border plants economical as well as versatile.
Unlike trees and shrubs, which eventually become too big to move, perennials need to be dug up and divided every few years. This gives you the opportunity to "rearrange" your garden furniture.
You don't have to spend days planning a perennial bed. Unless you want to.
For some gardeners the planning is as much fun as the planting. If you fall into this category, don't let me ruin your fun. For those of you who, like myself, dread the very thought of having to "design" a garden bed; there's an easier way.
Once you've decided where the bed or border is going to be and prepared the soil, just focus on the tallest plant. This is the plant that will be placed at the back of the border or in the center of the bed if you're planting a bed which can be viewed from all sides. This tall perennial will be the centerpiece of the planting. Decide which plant to use and how many of them you will need. Buy and plant these.
Now, you're looking at something and not just trying to image what it might look like in your head. Some people can imagine what two plants that are not in front of them will look like together. I don't have that gift.
Buy Beautiful Perennial Border Plants:
Hosta - Loyalist
Hollyhock - Peaches 'n Dreams
I need to see the plants together. I'm not embarrassed to confess that I've run outside with a plant catalog in my hand on many occasions. By holding the picture of the plant I'm dreaming about up beside an actual plant in my border, I can get a better idea of how the two will blend.
Once you decide on what you think would look nice in front of the tallest plant, buy that, bring it home and set the pot where you're planning to plant it. Stand back and look at the combination.
When you're sure you really like it, plant the new arrival. Then, go back to the nursery and get the number of plants you need to fill out your planting scheme.
Continue this process until the entire bed is planted.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
The following is a list of perennial plants divided by height.
There is a list of perennial flowers divided by color, here.
Perennial Plants for Sale:
Butterfly Bush, Bi-Color
Phlox, David Jumbo Tall
Lily, Towering Lavon
List of the best and fastest growing perennial flowers for the back of the border.
Delphiniums - sun
Echinacea 'Ruby Star' - sun
Joe-Pye Weed - sun
Sneezeweed - sun
Discount Perennial Border Plants:
Foxglove - Candy Mountain
Black Eyed Susan
The easy-to-grow perennial garden plants listed here will add color and drama to your landscape for years to come.
Foxgloves - sun
Torch Lily - sun
Hardy Lady Slipper - shade
Firecracker Plant - sun, tender
Shrimp Plant - sun, shade, tender
Plumbago - sun, shade, tender
Phlox - sun
Daylilies - sun, part shade
Arkansas Amsonia - sun, shade
French Hydrangea - sun, part shade
Hardy Chrysanthemum - sun
Moccassin Flower - shade
Black Eyed Susan - sun
Double Decker Coneflower - sun
Echinacea 'Harvest Moon' - sun
Echinacea 'Tiki Torch' - sun
Mexican Hat - sun
Regal Geraniums - sun, part shade, tender
Mexican Petunia - sun, shade, tender
Lupins - sun
Cheap Perennial Border Plants:
Geranium, Hardy Pink
Dianthus - Raspberry Swirl
These perennial flowering plants will shine at the front of the garden bed. You can't beat Dianthus for perennial shade plants with color.
Petunia surfinia is a cascading flowering plant you can use as a groundcover or in a container garden.
Other low-growing perennial garden plants:
Hardy Geraniums - sun
Primrose - sun
Petunia surfinia - sun, tender
Amsonia tabernaemontana - sun, part shade
Dwarf Daylilies - sun, part shade
Shasta Daisy - sun, part shade
Sweet Williams - shade
Cheddar Pinks - sun
Carnations - sun, tender
Zing Rose Dianthus - part shade
Fern Peony - sun
Fall Mums - sun
Order Ground Cover Plants Here:
Grass - Black Mondo
Use perennial ground cover plants to spread a blanket of foliage over bare patches in sun or shade. They are also useful for preventing soil erosion on banks.
Lantana - sun, tender
Ivy - shade
Irish Moss - sun
Asparagus Fern - sun, shade, tender, invasive
Blue Festuca Grass - sun
Houttuynia - sun, part shade
Pachysandra terminalis - heavy shade, deer resistant
Daylilies - sun, part shade
Buy Perennial Border Plants:
Yucca, Adam's Needle
Grass, Blue Festuca
Buy Blue Beaked Yucca
A list of hardy perennial plants for your dry sun or dry shade garden.
Ruellia Humilis - sun, shade
False Red Yucca - sun
Festuca Grass - sun, salt tolerant
Yucca filamentosa - sun
Blue Beaked Yucca - sun
Blue Agave - sun, shade
Buy These Bulbs:
Elephant Ear, African Mask
Allium - Millenium
Some of the most striking perennial border plants grow from underground bulbs or tubers. Elephant Ears and Caladiums spring immediately to mind.Their boldly colored, large, tender leaves are truly attention-getting.
Other types of perennial border plants that grow from bulbs:
Tulips - sun
Paper White Narcissus - sun, part shade
Lily of the Nile - sun, shade, most varieties are tender
Cyclamen - sun, shade
Oxalis triangularis - sun, shade
Oxalis stricta - shade
Swamp Lily - sun, shade
Canna - sun, part shade, tender
Great Deals on Perennial Vines:
Clematis - Jackmanii
Passion Flower, Blue
Climbing plants can be used to cover unattractive landscape features, to create a pleasant view or block an unpleasant one. Planting vines is a great way to add overhead color to your landscape design.
A list of climbing perennial border plants for sun and shade:
Bougainvillea - sun, tender
Clematis - sun, part shade
Creeping Fig Vine - sun, shade
Vining Roses - sun
Winter Jasmine - sun, shade
Star Jasmine - sun, shade, tender
Wisteria sinensis - sun
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