|What perennials are fast growing and/or best in floral arrangements?|
|Most perennials require a year or two to get established before they begin to flower freely. If you are looking for a quick display, plant annuals.
Some good perennials for your climate are: coreopsis, coneflowers, alstroemeria, achillea, gerbera,foxglove, and liatris. Check out your local garden centers and nurseries. They are often the best place to research flowers suitable for your region.