The Q&A Archives: What perinnials to plant???

Question: I live Ill and I have about 20 feet of an oblong are between my garage and my walk way. What perinnials should I plant that would give me continues blooms and color and need heights of such perinals so I can arrange them accordingly.

Answer: Perennials that do well in Illinois are listed, along with their heights, on the following website:

Here's a short list:
Yarrow?Achillea spp., Wall Cress?Arabis caucasica, Sea Thrift?Armeria maritima,
Silver Mound Artemisia?Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound', Silver King Artemisia?Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King', Butterfly Weed?Asclepias tuberosa, Basket-of-Gold?Aurinia saxatilis, False Indigo?Baptisia australis, Mountain Bluet?Centaurea montana, Coreopsis?Coreopsis spp., Globe Thistle?Echinops ritro, Coneflower?Echinacea purpurea, Sea Holly?Eryngium amethystinum, Blanketflower?Gaillardia x grandiflora, Daylily?Hemerocallis spp., Candytuft?Iberis sempervirens, Red Hot Poker?Kniphofia hybrids, Blazing Star?Liatris spp., Maltese Cross?Lychnis chalcedonica,
Primrose?Oenothera spp., Russian Sage?Perovskia atriplicifolia, Orange Coneflower?Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii, Rock Soapwort?Saponaria ocymoides, Stonecrop?Sedum spp,. Lamb's Ear?Stachys byzantina and Veronica?Veronica spp.

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