Answer: There are literally hundreds of perennials from which to choose! You might want to visit several garden centers at different times during the growing season to see which appeals to you most. For starters, here are eight reliable perennial performers for a sunny site: peony, Siberian iris, daylily, bulb lily, black eyed Susan, purple coneflower, cranesbill and sedum. These are widely adapted, easy to grow, and beautiful.
Peony (Paeonia) zones 3-8
Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica) zones 3-8
Daylily (Hemerocallis) zones 3-8
Bulb lily (Lilium) zones 3-8
Black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia "Goldsturm") zones 3-8
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) zones 3-8
Cranesbill (Geranium) zones 5-8, some hardy to zone 3
Stonecrop (Sedum) zones 3-8
I'm sure you will find lots more. Enjoy your garden!
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