All About Growing Perennial Plants
- plants that return year after year -

Posted on November 1, 2019

All About Growing Perennial Plants
What are perennial plants and why should you grow them in pots or your garden?
  • Less Work in the Future - Perennials come back every year, reducing how much you plant each spring. They also need minimal maintenance once they’re established.
  • Great InvestmentThey increase a home’s value and curb appeal.
  • Year-round BeautyThey re-sprout in spring, but each perennial plant has its own bloom time. Choose an assortment of different varieties to enjoy ever-changing beauty through the seasons.

Choosing Perennials

find the right plant for your landscape or container


Know Your Plants - Annual vs. Perennial, beautiful border with annual and perennial flowers

Choosing Perennials for a Bloom Filled Summer, beautiful Platycodon flower, Balloon flower
Know Your Plants - Annual vs. Perennial Choosing Perennials for a Bloom-filled Summer

10 Perennial Shade Plants with Fabulous Foliage

Five Extra-long-blooming Perennials
10 Perennial Shade Plants with Fabulous Foliage Five Extra-Long-Blooming Perennials

Get to Know Peonies, photo of beautiful pink peonies

Beautiful spring garden with iris, iberis, and other spring blooming perennial plants
Get to Know Peonies Top 5 Flowering Spring Perennials

Top 5 Hardy Succulents, photo of creeping sedum

Top 5 Well-behaved Perennial Groundcovers, photo of lamb's ear plant
Top 5 Hardy Succulents Top 5 Well-behaved Perennial Groundcovers

Caring for Perennials

tips and uses


Time Saving Tip: Mulch, photo of newly mulched flowers

5 Alternatives to a traditional lawn, photo of house with meadow instead of lawn
Time Saving Tip: Mulch 5 Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

When and How to Divide Iris

Dividing Perennials, photo of hands
When and How to Divide Iris Dividing Perennials

How to Stop Soil Erosion, photo of hillside eroding away

What to Do When You Can't Plant Right Away, photo of plants in nursery pots
How to Stop Soil Erosion What to Do When You Can't Plant Right Away

How to Create a Shady Retreat Garden

Learn about different kinds of soils for the garden.
How to Create a Shady Retreat Garden The Dirt on Garden Soil


Plant Perennials in Spring or Fall

four easy steps to success



12 Popular Perennials Everyone Can Grow

easy-to-grow selections with long bloom seasons

1. Asiatic Lilies
Lilium hybrids
Asiatic Lilies in multiple colors
2. Hellebore, Lenten Rose
Helleborus species
Hellebore, Lenten Rose
3. Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida
Rudbeckia fulgida, Black-eyed Susan
4. Foamflower
Tiarella hybrid
Tiarella hybrid
5. Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage
6. Heuchera, Coral Bells
Heuchera hybrids
Heuchera, Coral Bells
7. Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Hakonechloa macra, Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass
8. Sedum, Stonecrop
Sedum spectabile
Sedum spectabile, Stonecrop
9. Threadleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis verticillata
Coreopsis verticillata, Threadleaf Coreopsis
10. Hosta
Hosta hybrids
Hosta garden
11. Daylily
Hemerocallis hybrids
Hemerocallis hybrids, Daylily
12. Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea, Coneflower

Follow us on Pinterest to keep getting more great ideas and tips using perennial plants.

Post A Comment



Related to this article...