Perennial blooming flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Cleveland, Oh
Question by nc5201
April 2, 2009
I'm in the Cleaveland Ohio area and would like to plant flowers that will come up every year and which for spring,which for summer and which for fall? That way I will have blooms all season.


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Answer from NGA
April 2, 2009

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I agree, a garden with waves of color is spectacular! Here are some plants to consider:

For Spring Bloom
Ajuga, Anemone, Aquilegia, Armeria, Aubretia, Aurinia, Baptisia, Bergenia, Brunnera, Campanula, Carex, Convallaria, Coreopsis, Corydalis, Dicentra, Epimedium, Euphorbia, Geranium, Helleborus, Heuchera, Iberis, Iris, Lamium, Myosotis, Paeonia, Papaver, Phlox subulata, Polygonatum, Primula, Pulmonaria, Tiarella, Vinca and Viola.

For Summer Bloom
Achillea, Aconitum, Alcea, Alchemilla, Anthemis, Aruncus, Asclepias, Astilbe, Buddleia, Campanula, Chelone, Clematis, Coreopsis, Crocosmia, Delphinium, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Gaura, Geranium, Gypsophila, Heliopsis, Hemerocallis, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Hosta, Iris, Lavandula, Leucanthemum, Liatris, Ligularia, Lobelia, Lupinus, Lysimachia, Malva, Monarda, Nepeta, Oenothera, Ornamental Grass, Paeonia, Penstemon, Perovskia, Phlox paniculata, Platycodon, Polemonium, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabiosa, Sedum, Stokesia, Tanacetum, Thalictrum, Thymus, Tradescantia, Verbascum, Veronica and Yucca.

For Fall Bloom or Colorful Foliage
Ampelopsis, Amsonia, Artemisia, Aster, Belamcanda, Bergenia, Buddleia, Caryopteris, Ceratostigma, Clematis paniculata or ternifolia, Cimicifuga, Garden Mum, Eupatorium, Ferns, Heuchera, Japanese Anemone, Liriope, Ornamental Grass, Polygonum, Sempervivum, Stachys, Tiarella, Tricyrtis and upright Sedum.

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