The Q&A Archives: Perennials for Alabama

Question: In the front garden we are planting about 12 Gardenia August (6 tall x 5 ) and we're looking for 2-3 feet tall perennials and annuals to plant in front of Gardenias. Also bulbs for border grass. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciatedon what to plant.

Answer: There are so many choices it's hard to come up with a concise list. (Your local library or bookstore might carry some regional gardening books that would have photos and detailed descriptions. Or chat with a neighbor about their favorite plants.)<br><br>Perennials to consider are: daylily, aster, coreopsis, foxglove, larkspur, coneflowers, and poppies.<br><br>Annuals include begonias, petunias, cornflowers, nasturtiums, and calendula.<br><br>Bulbs include Camassia, Crinum, and Allium spp.<br><br>Periwinkle (vinca minor) makes a nice ground cover.

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