Top 20 Perennial Flowers for 2018

Although this list is described as favorite perennials for 2018 the flowers are not new varieties but rather the most popular of this category of plants. The great benefit of perennial flowers is their ability to reappear each spring for many years. In this way they provide a backbone to the garden which can be topped up with annuals to fill any blank spaces. This list of twenty favorite perennial flowers comes from the Garden Lovers Club website.

The following will introduce you to 20 favorite perennial flowers that are easy to bring into your gardens and may serve to fill out difficult planting areas such as slopes, rocky areas, depressions, ledges and even around trees. Early spring bloomers can be placed around deciduous trees announcing the beginning of the growing season, think Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths.

AsterX

Aster x Frikartii Flowers bring a pleasant pastel pop of purple color to any perennial garden. Growing best in full sunlight they make a great addition to butterfly gardens, backyard landscapes, and more. Their daisy styled shape and their long stems make them perfect additions to floral arrangements or bouquets. Aster x Frikartii plants grow to be roughly two feet tall.

 

catmint

Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) – Related to Catnip, this is the perfect perennial that is easy to grow and keep alive. Not only does Catmint sprout flowers in multiple colors, such as pink, white and purple, but it’s a great plant to look at throughout the growing season as it provides a gray-green foliage that people will truly enjoy.

coneflower

Coneflower flowers have a cone-shaped interior and a floppy petal.

Coneflowers belong to an assortment of wildflowers that fall into the coneflower category. Uncomplicated to cultivate and loved by wildlife, the coneflower flower disperses itself effortlessly in good quality earth and plenty of sunshine. A variety of grandiose colors, including orangey-violets, makes it the perfect addition to any cut flower arrangement.

 

Coreopsis

Coreopsis ‘Mango Punch’ – Perfect for sunny areas, coreopsis is easy to grow and thrives on neglect. Tolerant of dry soil and extreme heat, this long-bloomer provides vibrant, daisy-like flowers in vibrant shades of red, yellow, orange and pink. Some varieties grow up to four feet tall while others make delightful mounds of color for beds and borders.

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