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Bring These 4 Summer Color Combos Into Your Home With Flowers

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One easy way to bring vibrant summer colors from the outdoors indoors is with flowers

Summer is in full swing, and it’s nature’s most colorful time. One easy way to bring vibrant summer colors from the outdoors indoors is with flowers.

However, with the wide variety of colorful flowers available, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a guide to introducing four popular summer color palettes into your home using cut flowers.

Orange/Yellow

Orange and yellow are the quintessential summer color combination. These bright hues are cheerful and vibrant and will add an element of joy to any room. Luckily, a wide variety of flowers are available in these tones. You can never go wrong with sunflowers, but try branching out to something new this summer. Craspedia (also known as billy buttons or billy balls) can be a fun accent to a stately flower like a yellow calla lily or to a more exuberant bloom like a chrysanthemum. If you want to lean into the orange, try a vibrant orange dahlia.

White/Lavender

Any color looks great paired with white, but nothing quite compares to lavender. Both colors will quickly grab your attention, especially against bright green foliage. One interesting strategy to explore this summer is planting two different colors of the same type of flower, and fortunately, there are several beautiful summer flowers that bloom in both white and lavender. Whether in the ground, a planter, or a vase, try mixing purple and white hydrangeas or hyacinths to add a bit of summer to your home or yard!

Light Pink/Dark Pink

No other color screams summer the way pink does. There are many different floral variations of the color that can be used all over your home during these summer months. The combination of deep pink ranunculus and pale pink roses creates an unbeatable flower presentation, full of color and vibrancy that will bring the true vibe of the season into your house. Make sure to choose two shades of pink that are different enough to create contrast, but not so different that one looks red and one looks peach. Stick to a true fuchsia pink and a pale pink for best results.

Green/White/Yellow

Everyone knows that the best part about summer is the sun. Bring your very own endless sunshine home this season with yellow mustard flowers. Recreate a wildflower look at your house by mixing mustard flower and white aster. Mustard flower and aster both feature small blooms on dainty stems. The yellow centers of the asters will look perfect with the bright yellow of the mustard flower petals. Make sure to position some of the mustard flower stems near the rim of the vase so the bright green stems can shine!

Matt Wolf is the owner of Floral Concepts in Houston and florist on BloomNation.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


25 Perennials for Season-Long Color

Ignite your yard with the wonderful color of flowering perennials that return to fill your garden with beauty year after year.

Related To:

Mix Flowering Perennials for Big Impact

Flowering perennials bloom at different times of year so you can enjoy a succession of color from the earliest warmth of spring to the frosty days of winter in mild regions.

You can find flowering perennials in any hue, including black, chartreuse and multicolored blends. And perennial flowers come in an amazing array of forms, from happy daisy-like blooms to fuzzy spikes as with delphinium pictured here, to delicate heart-shaped blossoms.

Mix and match perennial flower colors and shapes to create an eye-pleasing scene. Add into that mix a blend of plants that flower at different points in the growing season, and you&rsquore on your way to a breathtaking perennial garden that changes with the seasons.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This hairy stemmed beauty pushes out new growth in early spring when snow is often still on the ground. Blooms open in shades of striking purple as leaves are unfurling. Flowers typically linger about three weeks. Pasque flower likes a well-drained, limey soil. Landscape use: Tuck in rock gardens, or use as an edging plant. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

‘Penny’s Pink’ Lenten Rose (Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’)

Ignite late winter scenery with the pink blooms of Lenten rose. Leathery evergreen leaves boast striking venation that&rsquos eye-catching when plants aren&rsquot in flower. Blossoms open as early as February in regions with mild winters and linger eight weeks &mdash and often longer. Landscape use: Include in perennial beds or skirted around deciduous shrubs. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Also known as moss phlox, creeping phlox forms a solid ground cover that bursts into bloom in spring. Colorful flowers open in a range of hues, including pink, lavender and white. Flowering window depends on how fast spring heats up, but the show can linger up to six weeks or more. Showcase plants by letting them cascade over stones and walls. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

Rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides)

‘Jack Frost’ Heart-leaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

‘Popsicle Mix’ Lupine (Lupinus ‘Popsicle Mix’)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Peach-Leaved Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Bellflower opens blue or white blooms in early to midsummer. Flower stems make great additions to garden bouquets. Give plants average soil in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, protect plants from hot afternoon sun. Divide this bellflower every four years &mdash sooner if plant growth diminishes. Also harvest and transplant offset plants surrounding the mother plant. Peach-leaved bellflower is hardy in Zones 3 to 7.

Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Clouds of purple blooms top silvery stems covered with ferny gray-green leaves. Flowers open from late summer through mid-fal l&mdash roughly 12 weeks. The entire plant has a soothing herbal sage fragrance. Landscape use: Open form combines well with many perennials and is gorgeous paired with orange flowers. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Midnight Marvel’ Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’)

Dark purple leaves paired with scarlet flowers make this perennial a true showstopper. Blooms open 8 to 9 inches across from midsummer through early fall &mdash roughly eight to 10 weeks. Landscape use: Place in mixed borders as a shrub. It looks especially sharp planted next to a lighter-colored partner, like variegated red twig dogwood. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

‘Bright Eyes’ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’)

Stately 2- to 3-foot stems sport large flower heads. The blooms open in pale pink with a deep rose center from mid- to late summer &mdash roughly seven to 10 weeks. Remove spent blooms, and fall flowering can occur. Landscape use: Tuck into a sunny flower bed, cutting garden or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Cherry Cheeks’)

Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow, and &lsquoCherry Cheeks&rsquo is no exception. The cherry pink blooms open in midsummer for roughly six weeks. Other daylily varieties flower at different times. Some bloom all season. Landscape use: Line paths, mix into flower beds or use to accent foundation shrubs. Hardy in Zone 3 to 9.

‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Sunny yellow blooms with dark centers are a perennial favorite. Flowers open steadily from early summer through fall if you snip spent blossoms. Landscape use: Include in cutting, cottage or butterfly gardens. Also a great choice in a xeriscape garden. Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

Rozanne Geranium (Geranium ‘Gerwat’)

Pretty violet-blue blossoms have deeper purple veins and white centers. This beauty flowers non-stop from late spring through fall frost in all but the hottest regions. Landscape use: Include in cottage or rock gardens. Pair with &lsquoLucifer&rsquo Crocosmia (shown) for a sizzling garden combination. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

‘Fireworks’ Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’)

Golden flowers start opening along 18-inch-long blossom stems in late summer. The floral fireworks continue until mid-autumn, giving a display that&rsquos 6+ weeks long. Landscape use: Terrific choice for a rain, cottage or butterfly garden. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8.

Hadspen Abundance Bears Deep Pink Blooms

Anemone hupehensis, Hadspen Abundance, has dark pink, two toned flowers that occur in abundance and rise above the foliage on branched stems from August to October. It is beautiful in the woodland garden or border and planted in masses.

‘Purple Dome’ New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’)

Royal purple flowers with gold centers burst on the scene in August each year. Blooms linger through late September, providing roughly six to eight weeks of color. Landscape use: Pair with pink shrub roses and yellow daylilies for a season-long flower show. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.

‘Rossano Orange’ Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Orange’)

Beautiful orange blooms bring a subtle shade of this autumn hue to the garden. Fall garden mums typically flower from September to frost, giving you from six to eight weeks or more of color. Landscape use: Line a path, include in a perennial border or grow in containers. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

‘Autumn Anthem’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Anthem’)

Peonies

Peony flower colors range from white, pink and red to coral, maroon and yellow. Many peony flowers are fragrant, with some varieties smelling like citrus and others like spice. They come in a range of flower forms, including single, Japanese, anemone, semi-double and full double. Peonies bloom from April to June. The blooms of the 'Sarah Bernhardt&rsquo peony, pictured, open in mid-season. Peonies are hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plant peonies in mixed borders for color and texture. Peonies also make excellent cut flowers and are popular in bridal bouquets.

Yellow Bearded Iris

The petals of bearded iris (Iris germanica) can occur in virtually any number of colors, from black, to yellow, to burgundy, to orange. The traditional purple and blue iris flowers seem to be the most common. These perennial favorites start flowering in mid-spring and last until mid-June, depending on the variety. These perennials are hardy in Zones 3 to 9 and bring low-maintenance beauty to the garden. Use in a cottage garden and plant in mass for full effect.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A common wildflower, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has transitioned artfully from meadows and roadsides to the perennial garden. Plant breeders have capitalized on yarrow&rsquos ability to crossbreed, creating a host of yarrow varieties and yarrow colors. All of these hardy bloomers share the common traits of low maintenance, drought tolerance and pest-free personalities. Most yarrow varieties are hardy to Zone 3 and usually flower during high summer, after roses kick out their first flush of blooms and before Russian sage starts.


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