Black-eyed Susan is a North American native that blooms from late spring to early fall. Its bright yellow flowers with domed centers give this plant its characteristic cheerful appearance. The plant itself is upright, and can grow anywhere from 1 ft to 3 ft tall. It grows well in USDA hardiness zones 3-9, and it’s best grown in full sun with well-drained soil. The roots do best when left dry for long periods of time, although the leaves like regular watering. Once established, Black-eyed Susan does not require much maintenance, making it an excellent addition to any garden that needs a splash of color and cheer.
Bigleaf Hydrangea Shrub
Hydrangea macrophylla is native to Japan. The specific epithet macrophylla is Greek for “big leaf”.
Large, showy flower heads are produced from early to late summer; the exact timing varies by cultivar.
The flowers may be white, pink or blue; this color depends upon soil pH. Alkaline soils produce pink flowers, neutral soils produce lavender-pink flowers and acidic soils produce blue flowers. Each individual flower head has both fertile and sterile florets with large ones being in the center surrounded by smaller ones on the outside. The large central florets are 4-petalled fertile ovaries with a styler and stamen; the surrounding florets are sterile 1-petalled petaloid ovaries without style or stamens that resemble petals, as they fall away. When all of these small sterile ones fall away (which may take quite some time), only the larger ones remain in a globular shape giving rise to its common name of Bigleaf Hydrangea Shrub.
Butterfly bush is a perennial flowering plant that’s popular among gardeners for its fast growth and long bloom time. Spikes of the flowers can grow up to 8 feet tall, smothered with colorful blooms that last from summer through fall. It’s so called because it attracts butterflies, which are drawn to the simple shape of the flowers as well as their sweet scent. The flowers bloom in many different colors, including purple, red, white, pink, orange and yellow.
Succession Planting (perennial plants)
If you’ve read any garden blog or book, you know that planting in succession may help you to have a longer harvest period. You can even apply this method to your perennials. Succession planting is an easy way to extend the bloom time of your plants through the growing season. The process involves sowing seeds in stages, rather than all at one time. This ensures that portions of the plant are maturing over different time windows, giving you a more prolonged harvest season.
One benefit of succession planting is that it allows you to have some plants ready for harvest while others continue growing and maturing for future harvests. Another advantage is that when plants mature at different times, they are less likely to compete with each other for nutrients in the soil and water from rainfall or irrigation systems.
Another popular crop rotation technique is cover crops, also known as green manure crops. These are cultivated primarily for the benefit of the soil rather than their value as produce (although some cover crop species can be used as food). Sometimes referred to as an “intercrop,” cover crops keep weeds from growing out of control and minimize erosion by preventing rainwater from eroding topsoil away from exposed ground after harvesting perennial plants or vegetables every year (or sometimes multiple times per year). Some examples include clover, radishes, and annual rye grasses such as hairy vetch (Vicia villosa).
Coneflowers are easy to grow and are not picky about soil. They also tolerate drought like a champ once they become established. Bonus: they attract butterflies, bees, and birds!
The blooming time of purple coneflowers varies a bit depending on the variety but generally begins in June or July and can last all the way through October. (This is one of their biggest selling points for gardeners.) Like many perennials, coneflowers will flower best if deadheaded (removing spent flowers before they go to seed). This keeps them spending energy on new blooms instead of going to seed. Coneflowers are also a good choice for cutting gardens because they have long stems that make them ideal for fresh arrangements.
If you’re looking for a reliable, long-blooming perennial flower, then look no further than the daylily. With blooms that can last for up to 10 days and an evergreen foliage that will continue to grow year after year, this plant has been a staple in gardens across the world since its discovery in China over 2,000 years ago. There are countless varieties of daylilies available today, with countless different combinations of flower shape and color. Its flowers vary from ruffled petals to narrow tubular blossoms with multiple colors on each bloom; they come in hues ranging from yellow to orange, white to pink and reds to purples. This plant is quite versatile in the garden as it can be used as a border along driveways or walkways or combined with other plants for beds and borders. If you have a well-drained soil that receives full sun this plant will do well in your garden!
Ornamental grasses are clump-forming, perennial plants that add texture and movement to your garden. A wide variety of ornamental grasses are available, ranging from tall flowering varieties to miniature types for use in rock gardens or as edging plants. Ornamental grasses can also be used to create a privacy screen or hedge. They can even be used in the production of baskets, hats, and other common household items.
The first things to consider when selecting ornamental grasses for your garden is their height and how you intend to use them in the landscape. Taller-growing species are best utilized as screening plants and can be massed together for this purpose, but may need to be staked if planted where they will receive windy exposure. Smaller varieties make great accent plants or borders when planted along pathways and driveways. Other areas where these small types of ornamental grasses can be effectively utilized is at the base of large shrubs or trees, along sidewalks and patios, between stepping stones or rocks leading into ponds, and around water gardens.
Salvia is a genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It contains nearly 1,000 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbs that are commonly known as sage. The genus is distributed throughout the Old World and the Americas, with three distinct regions of diversity: Central and South America; central Asia and Mediterranean; eastern Asia.
The Latin name Salvia comes from the Latin word salvere, which means “to save”. This may be a reference to the long-standing use of various salvia species by many cultures throughout history for their medicinal properties. Salvias have been used medicinally since ancient Egyptian times and were even found buried in Egyptian pyramids! Today we know these plants contain anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help treat ailments like sore throats or headaches when applied topically or ingested orally (but always consult your doctor before using any herbal remedy). Some studies suggest that drinking sage tea made from fresh leaves may help reduce hot flashes associated with menopause due to its estrogenic effects on women who consume it regularly.
Sedum – Hens and Chicks, Stonecrop
Sedum is a large family that includes annuals, perennials and even succulents. Sedum comes in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes and is prized for its easygoing nature, hardiness and beauty. They are perfect for low maintenance landscaping, rock gardens or as succulent houseplants.
Sedums are extremely easy to grow. Plant them in full sun (6+ hours) in well-drained soil and water once every 2-3 weeks during the summer growing season. Sedums also make an excellent ground cover as they spread quickly with their creeping stems and roots to form wide mats of foliage from which the plants bloom on tall stalks in late summer/early fall. Some varieties can be divided every 3 years to maintain vigor but most will remain vigorous without any care at all!
The flowers attract birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators so having these plants around your home will bring plenty of activity into your garden!
Tomatoes and Peppers – not technically perennials, but can be used in this way.
Tomatoes and peppers are not technically perennials, but they can be grown as such in a warm climate. When grown outdoors, this will usually work best in a southern or western exposure that gets at least 6 to 8 hours of sun per day. If you live in a cooler area, tomatoes and peppers can be grown indoors using grow lights.
Here are a few points to keep in mind before creating your perennial garden.Flowers are a beautiful addition to any garden, but annual flowers only last a single season. Perennial flowers, however, return year after year. Many of these flowers also have an exceptionally long bloom time, ensuring you will have colorful flowers in your garden for the entire summer.
Here are 10 perennial flowers with long bloom times:
[Top 10 list – including photos and descriptions of each flower type]
These perennials are a great way to add color to your garden all summer long!
Flowers are an easy way to add beauty and color to your garden, especially when you choose a long-blooming perennial.
What is a Perennial Flower?
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years and usually through the winter. As opposed to annuals and biennials, perennials don’t need to be replanted each year.
If you’re looking for flowers that will bloom all summer long, check out the list below. These plants will provide color in your garden with little maintenance required. They’ll also come back season after season if you take care of them properly!
1. Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) – A popular plant among gardeners, this flower has yellow or orange petals with brown centers that look like eyes staring at you from afar! The Black Eyed Susan also blooms from spring through summer and early fall, making it one of the longest-lasting perennials on our list—plus its petals attract hummingbirds too! What’s not to love about this beautiful plant?
2. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) – This purple flowering plant is another long-lasting perennial for your garden! It’s bright colors will attract butterflies as well as other
Perennial flowers are the best! They come back year after year and bloom for a long time. If you’re looking for flowers that will hang around and make your garden pop, check out our top picks below.
1. Russian Sage: One of the most popular perennials in the US, this plant is drought-tolerant and grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet, with grayish-green leaves that have a strong aroma. It blooms from June to September with beautiful purple flower clusters.
2. Peony: Peonies are one of my favorites—they come in a huge range of colors, including white, pink, red, purple, yellow and even black! The flowers can be single or double blooms and the plant itself has large green compound leaves that turn red-purple in the fall.
3. Bleeding Heart: These plants get their name from the shape of their flower cluster—a long stem with many small heart-shaped flowers hanging from it like drops of blood (hence the name bleeding heart). They bloom in late spring/summer with pink or blue flowers that fade as summer goes on into fall. The plants themselves have dark green leaves that turn yellow or bronze before falling off at the end
Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to start planning your garden! These top 10 perennials will brighten up your garden from spring through fall.
1. Peony: This perennial blooms for 4-6 weeks starting in late spring. It prefers full sun, but should be planted where it gets some shade in the afternoon.
2. Black Eyed Susan: These daisy-like flowers bloom from mid-summer to early fall and grow best in full sun.
3. Butterfly Bush: This shrub has small flowers that are a favorite of butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees! It blooms from mid-summer to frost, and grows best in full sun.
4. Daylily: This perennial produces a large flower with 6 petals that blooms for one day. It blooms from June until frost and grows best in full sun or light shade.
5. Sedum: This plant has many varieties that produce tiny flowers on long stems that bloom from summer into fall. They can tolerate both sun and shade, but prefer a sunny spot.
6. Lavender: This fragrant plant produces purple or white flowers that bloom mid-summer through late summer or early fall (depending on the variety
Does your garden look a little barren? Are you looking to add some flowers that will keep your yard looking lively for longer than just a few days? We can’t blame you!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite perennial flowers that will bloom over and over again, leaving your garden bursting with color all season long. Check out our top 10 list below and find the perfect addition to your garden today!
If you love flowers but don’t have much of a green thumb, it can be difficult to keep your garden looking gorgeous. Luckily, there are plenty of perennials that are low-maintenance and will bloom for months on end. Check out my top 10 picks below for flowers that will stay in bloom all summer long:
7. Bee Balm
9. Black-Eyed Susan