Top 5 Uncommon Perennials For Your Garden

The five plants on this list are described as unique on the basis that you are unlikely to find them in the average garden center. First on the list is that strange sounding Echinops with its globe shaped flowers. Then there are the Red Hot Poker and Crocosmia both striking scarlet characters. These unique perennials are described in an article by Amanda which I found on the American Meadows website.

Although we all love the classic look that Daylilies, Hostas, and more bring to the landscape, there?s something exciting about trying new, unique varieties that can?t be found at the garden center. These unique plants create instant focal points and are often a conversation piece for visitors to the garden.

The Benefits Of Unique Plants

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Red Hot Poker stands out among classic Geranium, Hosta, and Catmint.

Have you heard the saying that people are supposed to fear the unknown? This logic should be thrown right out the window in gardening. It?s fun to embrace new, unique plants you may never have heard of. It?s also a great challenge as a gardener to take something you?ve never tried before and make it at home in your landscape. Unique plants have many, many benefits to both the expert and novice gardener:
You can?t find them everywhere. Many unique varieties can’t be found in the big garden centers, as they may require horticultural expertise at their earliest stages. Look to reliable mail-order sites that employ knowledgeable staff at their greenhouses. To find varieties that set your garden apart from your friends? and neighbors’, you’ll need to look beyond the big box stores!
Unique plants are an easy way to add a showy focal point to the garden, especially if you?re working with a small landscape. If your garden space is limited, plant unique varieties like spikey-bloomed Sea Holly, or low-growing Anemones to create a big, bold statement. Even if you choose just one unique variety for your small space garden and fill in the rest with classic favorites, that one focal point will go a long way in elevating your garden.

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This Crocosmia planted with classic Hydrangea elevates the garden to something unique and professional-looking.

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