Top Choices in Perennials for Your Landscape

Published on: February 1, 2013

Perennials are an important part of most landscape designs. Their natural reproduction makes for minimal maintenance on an annual basis. Choosing perennials with different colors, heights and blooming schedules can create a flowering landscape that is full of variety and color. Below are some the most popular perennial flowering plants.

Blanket Flower – These flowers are shaped similar to daisies and are low to medium in height. They come in bright gold, red and brown colorings. They flower throughout the summer and into the fall. They are a great border plant or to sow among other wild flower seeds along a pathway.

Asters – These dainty little flowers are like tiny daisies and come in a wide range of colors: white, lavender, yellow and pink. They are a taller plant, growing 2 to 5 feet in height depending on the variety.

Peonies – These large blooms also have a wonderful floral scent. They come in a variety of shades of pink and white. Their blooms are short-lived in the late spring or early summer, but the shiny green leaves on the foliage of these plants are quite lovely in themselves.

Daffodils – For early spring, the daffodil is great perennial. They are known for their center trumpet that can be the same or a contrasting color from its surrounding flower petals. Bright yellow or a yellow trumpet with a white crown of petals are two of the most popular varieties.

Phlox – For low ground cover or peaking out around the stones in a rock garden, phlox is the perfect choice. Dainty little flowers cover the mossy growth that creeps its way around its surroundings.

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