Everyone loves having flowers in the garden. Most people plant beautiful annual flowers each year and enjoy fragrant blossoms for a short time. Smart gardeners have discovered perennial flowers, blooming plants that come back season after season. These five perennial flowers can add color to your garden each year with less work involved.
- Coneflower (Echinacea) Coneflowers thrive in environments from full sun to partial shade. A hardy plant, they grow to almost 50 inches tall. Producing bright pink, purple, and white flowers, coneflowers are excellent for planting among other flowering perennial and annuals.
- Forget-me-not (Myosotis Sylvatica) Forget-me-nots, or scorpion grass as they are sometimes known, produce hundreds of small flowers only 1 centimeter across. Blooming in yellow, blue, and white, all have pale yellow centers. Forget-me-nots flower on stalks making them catch the breeze and add motion to a colorful garden.
- Sea Holly (Eryngium Amethystinum) Sea Holly is a visually interesting addition to any garden. Growing from silvery green or grey stalks, the holly flower is a bright blue cone. Bracts, or petal like arms, surround the cone. These bracts come in a variety of colors including white, blue, and yellow. Adding Sea Holly to a garden gives the landscape a dramatic and unique look.
- Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia Hirta) Daisies are very common but their popularity is based on how easy they are to grow and how hardy they are, surviving season after season. Daisies come in many colors including white, yellow, and blue, making them a perfect match for any garden plan.
- Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea) Yarrow is easy to grow and does not require much water or particularly good soil. This combination makes yarrow an excellent choice for xeric landscapes or areas without an automatic irrigation system. Yarrow produces a sea of bright yellow flowers which bloom for months at a time.
These five flowering perennials will add color to any garden and return season after season with minimal effort on the gardener’s part. They are obvious choices for the best flowering perennials to plant in your garden.