Flowering perennials are ideal plants for any level of gardener. Suitable for beginners to experienced, planting perennial flowers can transform your backyard into an oasis that returns each year.
Perennial flowers that bloom from Spring to Fall are the perfect addition to add to your garden. Some of the best perennial flowers are peonies, daylilies, asters, and coneflowers. They return each year with minimal maintenance and improve in appearance over time.
Planting perennials in pots, raised beds, or directly into your border, provides you with flowers that return every single year.
If you are looking to add perennials into your garden, here are 12 perennial flowers you could sow from seeds and enjoy year after year:
Peonies are stunning with a large bulbous flower and soft petals that open up during the day.
Usually found in shades of pink and red, peonies are best planted in the fall ready to bloom in May and June.
Growing asters are a fabulous addition to any garden. They are available in a range of colors including bright pinks and purples.
Asters are best planted in September or early Spring. They love access to full sun and well-drained soil to achieve their growth potential.
You can expect this popular perennial flower to bloom throughout July to September.
Chrysanthemums are a favorite flower for many due to their range of colors and circles of delicate petals surrounding one another.
This perennial is often planted late in the season, around May, and requires sunlight and good drainage.
You can expect chrysanthemums to flower in the Fall, between September and October.
These beautiful perennials are part of the daisy family with long stems, large oval petals, and a conical center.
Coneflowers are best planted in full sun with well-drained soil. They are best planted in spring after the last frost and will bloom between July and September.
Delphiniums grow tall stems up to 2 meters tall, with small flowers growing along them in a towering cone shape.
Similar to the other perennial flowers mentioned above, delphiniums come in a range of colors but are most well-known for their bold blue.
Delphiniums are best planted in March and April and provide a long flowering season from June to September.
As the name suggests, daylilies are lily-like flowers that are available in a range of colors. They are stunning and can provide your garden with a wow factor.
Although they are perennial flowers, as per their name, they only flower for a day. However, they do flower in concession meaning each flower blooms one after another. So you can still enjoy this stunning perennial throughout the summer.
Daylilies need to be planted in Spring or Fall when the soil is softer and require partial to full sun. You can expect them to flower during the summer months.
Iris are tall perennial flowers that can grow up to 3 feet high. They comprise of six petals with bold outer colors and delicate lighter shades inside.
They are best planted in Fall in full sun and soil with good drainage. Iris tend to flower early in Summer with many varieties flowering again later in the season.
Foxgloves are loved by many for their bright and bold tubular-shaped flowers. However, not all varieties are perennial so this is best to check before purchasing.
It is also important to note that foxgloves are poisonous if ingested. If you have pets or young children, foxgloves may not be suitable for your garden.
Planing foxgloves is best in well-drained soil and full sun. They are best planted in Spring or Fall. Within the first year, foxgloves focus on developing their roots, so you may not get flowers until the following year.
These flowering perennials are stunning, with an outer large layer of petals and delicate small flowers in the middle.
Astrantias grow best in partial shade with well-drained soil. They can be sown early in Spring and Fall and flower between June and August.
Hollyhocks are tall perennials with large, bright flowers that grow along the stems. They need to be planted in full sun and well-drained soil.
Plant your hollyhocks in Spring or Fall and expect them to flower in Summer and Fall.
Another long-stemmed perennial flower, lupins grow pea-shaped flowers along their thick stems. They come in a range of colors and are very impressive when in bloom.
Lupins can be planted any time of the year, but are best in Spring and Fall. They like full sun and well-drained soil.
Lupins typically flower in May, June, and July.
Crocosmias are available in yellows, oranges, and reds, and flower later in the season between August and October.
This perennial likes the full sun and well-drained soil. Crocosmias are best planted between April and June due to blooming in the Fall.
These 12 perennial flowers are ideal for any garden to provide color throughout Spring to Fall. Perennials return year after year with minimal maintenance and don’t require gardening expertise to grow successfully.
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