Perennial flowers are a wonderful way to introduce fresh, colourful plants into your garden that will bloom year after year. Perennials come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and sun preferences, making it easy to customize your selection to your specific growing needs. If you’re looking to incorporate new perennials into your garden, explore some of the most popular varieties for 2018, below:
Sage, otherwise known as Salvia, are eye-catching flowers that offer a fragrant accent to your outdoor plot. Their flowers are a purplish blue and they grow in a linear, spike-like form. Sage is known to attract butterflies to your garden, as well as repel pesky deer. Great perennial flowers for beginner gardeners, sage is typically very easy to grow, however it’s important to provide them with full sun throughout the day.
Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
Among the perennial flowers list of plants that are super easy to grow, is Rudbeckia. A large variety of insects are attracted to Rudbeckia, which causes the seeds to be moved easily from place to place. They typically bloom between June/July and September/October timeframe, and are generally hearty plants that can sometimes invade other areas of your garden.
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Heuchera, or Coral Bells, are used by growers as both a ground cover as well as a flower variety in their gardens. They feature shorter, unique leaves in a variety of colors such as pink, brown and green. Some growers think their leaves appear to be heart-shaped. It’s important to consistently dead-head the leaves to promote additional growth for the plant.
Daisies are continuously a popular variety of perennials to plant, due to their cheery, yet simple disposition. They’re ideal for giving your garden a bright, fresh look or for clipping into bouquets to give as gifts to friends and neighbours. In summary, daisies are beautiful perennial flowers that bloom all summer long.
Perennials can add a fun, fresh pop of color and texture to your garden in 2018. Available in a huge variety, it’s important to evaluate which types best fit your needs. Consider the four popular perennials above when adding new flowers to your garden this year. Visit TERRA Greenhouses for additional information and growing tips for successfully growing perennials.