The Q&A Archives: Perennials

Question: Can you tell me which perennials i can plant that will bloom/flower in early spring, mid spring, early summer, mid summer and early fall. My goal is to have flowers from Early Spring to mid fall.

Answer: There's quite an array! Spring blooming perennials include Lenten Rose (Helleborus x hybridus), Bleeding Heart (Dicentra), Columbine, Creeping Phlox, and Veronica. Summer blooming perennials:
Achillea (Yarrow) Anthemis (Marguerite Daisy) Arenaria (Sandwort) Armeria (Sea Pink)
Asclepias (Butterfly Flower) Astilbe (Garden Spirea) Campanula (Bellflower)
Carnation Centaurea (Perennial Bachelor Button) Centranthus (Valerian) Cerastium (Snow-in-Summer) Cheiranthus (Wallflower) Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisies)Clematis Coreopsis Delphinium Dianthus (Pinks) Dianthus (Sweet William) Dicentra "Zestful" (Fern Bleeding Heart) Digitalis (Foxglove) Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) Echinops (Globe Thistle)Eriogonum (Sulfur Flower) Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) Geranium (Cranesbill) Geum Gypsophila (Baby?s Breath) Helianthemum (Sun Rose) Heliopsis (False Sunflower) Hemerocallis (Daylily) Hesperis (Dame?s Rocket) Heuchera (Coral Bells) Hibiscus (Rose Mallow) Hollyhock (Alcea) Hosta (Plantain Lily) Kniphofia (Torch Lily) Lathyrus (Sweet Pea) Lavender Liatris (Gayfeather) Lilium (Tiger Lily) Limonium (Statice) Linaria (Butter and Eggs) Linum (Flax) Lonicera (Honeysuckle) Lobelia (Cardinal Flower) Lychnis (Maltese Cross) Matricaria (Feverfew) Monarda (Beebalm) Nepeta (Catmint) Oenothera (Evening Primrose)Paenoia (Peony)
Penstemon (Beardtongue) Phlox decussata (Tall Phlox) Physalis (Chinese Lantern)
Platycodon (Balloon Flower) Polygonum (Creeping Border Jewel) Potentilla (Cinquefoil) Pyrethrum (Painted Daisy) Ratibida (Prairie Coneflower) Rosa (Garden Rose) Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisy) Santolina (Lavender Cotton) Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) Sedums (Most) Sempervivum (Hen and Chicks) Solidago (Goldenrod) Stachys (Lamb?s Ear) Teucrium (Germander) Thymus (Thyme) Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
Verbena Veronica (Speedwell) Yucca (Desert Candle) Zinnia (Rocky Mountain Zinnia).

Fall bloomers:
Asters Chrysanthemum, Liriope (Lily-turf), Physostegia (Obedient Plant), Plumbago (Leadwort), Polygonum (Fleeceflower) Sedum (Rosy Glow/Spectabile) Stokesia (Stokes Aster).

Have a wonderful garden!

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