The Q&A Archives: Hardy, Reliable Perennials

Question: I would like to have flowers in bloom all spring and summer, what are some popular bulbs/plants that will be in bloom throughout spring and summer? Mary Carrier Methuen, MA

Answer: Here is a brief list of hardy, reliable perennials: Spring blooming: Columbine, dianthus, coral bells, candytuft Summer blooming: Yarrow, bellflower, coreopsis, purple coneflower, blanketflower, daylilies, summer phlox, black-eyed susan, irisesFall blooming: Asters, chrysanthemums Spring-flowering bulbs include tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth; these, however, need to be planted in the fall for spring flowering..

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