Perennial plants are a great option for the garden, as they’re extremely versatile. Many will use them as fillers between shrubs or as groundcover beneath trees.
They can also be planted solo as a classic herbaceous border, or alternatively, grown in containers.
If you’re looking for an easy substitute to annual flowers, herbaceous perennial plants are a great option and (if cared for correctly) will return season after season as they mature.
There are plenty of perennial plants to choose from too, and here we have listed a few of the most prevalent.
Most Popular Perennial Flowers
Also known as Stonecrop, these particular perennial plants are renowned for their late summer and autumn hue.
They’re also celebrated for their lengthy bloom time and often flower up until November! They boast an impressive tolerance to salty coastal climates, drought, and poor soil and are also one of the simplest plants to grow in the garden.
If using as a perennial border, opt for the Sedum spectabile (Ice Plant), which boasts an immaculate, upright growing habit and tender, grey-green leaves.
From August through to late autumn, you’ll begin to see miniscule, star-shaped flowers in hues of pretty pink.
These plants are both reliable and extremely easy to maintain.
They’re renowned for their long-lasting, hot-hued daisy-like flowers, which add an instant injection of hue to an otherwise subtle garden. They bloom in late summer and early autumn and boast a series of sunny yellow petals (sometimes in shades of red, orange and bronze).
These blooms surround prominent conical centres of brown, green and black.
They’re a great option for gardeners who wish to attract bees and other pollinating wildlife to their outdoor area. They’re also a popular choice for those looking for plants to team with other perennial plants. For best results, use heavy clay soils, and plant as part of herbaceous borders or mixed borders.
Alternatively, place them alongside ornamental grasses.
These hardy perennial plants, also known as Cranesbill, come in the shape of a miscellaneous group of plants.
They’re said to be some of the most long-lived and tolerant perennials available.
They’re also easy to grow in any location or climate and make the perfect filling plant. If you’re looking to add plants to awkward areas, where dry shade or deep shade occurs, geraniums are the perfect choice.
Blooms are generally pink, white, purple or blue.
This hardy perennial is a fertile flowering plant that produces purple blooms in an array of spikes.
These come to light from summer to autumn. The flowers are a great option for wildlife gardens as they are highly attractive to bees and other insects.
The grey-green foliage also boasts a strong aromatic aroma. They’re the ideal option for hot and sunny borders, and boast good drought tolerance once established.
Lavender is one of the most popular perennial plants! It’s enjoyed for its fragrant summer flowers and boasts silver-green foliage with a beautiful aroma.
This hardy, evergreen shrub is extremely versatile; and is often used in borders, edging, and hedging and patio containers. The blooms are a beautiful lilac, purple, pink shade and attract the likes of bees and butterflies to the garden, due to their Mediterranean origins.
Lavender plants are able to withstand drought tolerance and light, sandy soils.
For best results, grow lavender as a low evergreen hedge, near the front of borders or in patio containers for a stylish addition to your garden. You can also use them as cut flowers to add colour and fragrance to the home.
These diverse geneses of perennial plants are popular for their bright, vibrant fragrant blooms, which are produced from late spring up until the month of autumn.
Phlox paniculata is the best specie for herbaceous borders, as it comes in the shape of an upright perennial boasting a dense cluster of fragrant flowers.
These tend to bloom in hues of purple, pink and white, with some variants offering variegated foliage. They’re a great addition to both the home and garden if wishing to add an instant injection of colour. If using for ground cover or rockeries, opt for the Moss Phlox specie.
This evergreen, dense perennial produces an impressive mass of flowers, which bloom from the late spring months to early summer months.
You should dead head this species regularly if you wish to ensure an extended period of bloom, while it enjoys the sun more than most.