5 Blooming Perennials That Stand The Test Of Time

People grow perennials for several reasons, but one of the most common is they come back year after year. They do not need to be replanted every year, and they can grow in many types of soil. Perennials are an excellent investment because they provide years of beauty with little maintenance. Other people like the idea of having a garden that is always in bloom.

Perennials can be a great addition to any garden. They are easy to maintain and come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be used as a border for the garden or planted in clusters for a more dramatic effect. Perennials are also incredibly low maintenance and will not only add beauty but will also provide color throughout the year.

Long blooming perennials are plants that last for many years. They do not require a lot of care and they have flowers that bloom in succession. This means they are always in flower, which is why they are also called ever-blooming. They are easy to care for and can be planted in a variety of different places.

If you are looking to get a lot of bang for your buck and have long-lasting blooming flowers for years try growing these perennials:

Black Eyed Susan - Black-Eyed Susan will add a sunny pop of color to the garden in the summer. The daisy-like flowers are usually yellow, but can also be orange or red. The flowers bloom from mid-summer to frost. It is a native plant that is popular with pollinators. It is versatile, drought tolerant, and easy to grow.

  • Botanical Name:  Rudbeckia hirta
  • Hardiness Zones:  3 to 9
  • Colors: Yellow to orange with a dark center
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun or half sun/half shade
  • Soil Moisture:  Medium moisture and well-drained soil
  • Mature Height: 12-36 inches tall

Blanket Flower – These bright, cheerful flowers are 3 to 4 inches wide. They have five petals with a round shape and a yellow center. Blanket flowers are loved by pollinators and in the fall, birds love the seeds of the spent blooms. The flowers bloom from summer through fall. Try adding a blanket flower to your wildflower garden.

  • Botanical Name:  Gaillardia
  • Hardiness Zones:  3 to 10
  • Colors: Orange, Red, White, and Yellow
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Moisture:  Medium moisture and well-drained soil
  • Mature Height: 12-30 inches tall

Coneflower - The coneflower is a member of the Asteraceae family. The plant has had a resurgence in interest the past few years with new varieties and colors. The plant is native to North America. The name "coneflower" derives from the shape of the flower head, which resembles a pinecone. The daisy-like flowers are long-lasting blooming from summer to fall. They are easy to grow and are drought tolerant and withstand cold temperatures.

  • Botanical Name:  Echinacea
  • Hardiness Zones:  3 to 9
  • Colors: Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Moisture:  Dry to medium moisture and well-drained soil
  • Mature Height: 12-36 inches tall

English Lavender – English Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family. Despite its name, it is native to the Mediterranean region but has spread around the world and can now be found in many regions. The purple flowers appear in spikes in late spring to early summer and last through August. This lavender is used for harvesting oils for use in perfume. It is also used for culinary purposes.

  • Botanical Name:  Lavandula angustifolia
  • Hardiness Zones:  5 to 8
  • Colors: Blue to purple
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Moisture:  Grow best in dry to medium well-drained alkaline soil.
  • Mature Height:  Up to three feet tall

Yarrow – Yarrow is a tough plant that produces delicate flowers that attract pollinators. The plant is an herb and blooms June through September. The foliage on the plant is fern-like. Deadheading spent flowers will prolong blooming. It also has medicinal properties. The flowers also look great in floral arrangements.

  • Botanical Name:  Achillea
  • Hardiness Zones:  3 to 10
  • Colors: Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Moisture:  Dry to medium, well-drained sandy loams soil
  • Mature Height:  18 to 24 inches tall
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