Garden Perennials: Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance and Beautiful

perennial garden full of bright coloured flowers with 2 conifers in the middle up against a gray fence.

Garden perennials are easy to grow, just plant them and they bloom year after year with little to no maintenance.

Most will bloom all summer long and sometimes until first frost, like the blanket flower.

Garden perennials really brighten up your landscape with their amazing colours and textures. They also attract a lot of different pollinators to your yard.


Full Sun Garden Perennials

These garden perennials need at least 6 hours of full sun to thrive. Some can tolerate a little shade but for maximum blooms full sun is best.

They are herbaceous plants so they will die back to the ground ever winter and come up fresh in the spring.


Peony (Paeonia)

Bright pinkish red flower with yellow in the middle and green leaves in the background

An all time favourite for most gardeners, Peonies attracts lots of pollinators to your landscape.

With all the new varieties out now they come in a range of colours.


Bee Balm (Monarda)

A nice addition to the flower bed, this perennial thrives in full sun and will attract many different pollinators to your landscape.

Plant them about 2 feet apart for good air circulation and dead heading them will encourage more flowers.


Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

With a long bloom time of June through October these garden plants attract a variety of pollinators to your yard.

Dead heading them will promote more blooms.


Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

If you haven't seen this perennial yet, you should. It's an amazing plant that thrives in full sun however it will grow in part shade.

Just before the blooms open the buds resemble small balloons. They are very puffy-looking and change colour right before they burst open.


Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Blooming from mid-summer into fall, this sun loving perennial will continue to produce new blooms even without dead heading.

It's a very popular plant in my landscape that everyone wants to add to theirs.


Blazing Star (Liatris)

Another favourite in my landscape because of the tall blooms of about 2-4' tall that look great in front of tall grasses or behind shorter perennials.

The flowers are 6-12" long and flower from the top downwards and looks a lot like a bottle brush. 


Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)

If you are designing a butterfly garden, then this is a herbaceous plant that you have to include. 

Besides butterflies it will also attract other pollinators like bees and ladybugs. It grow in any soil type including clay and sand.


Coneflower (Echinacea)

A popular herbaceous plant because it is easy to grow, can with stand drought, attracts pollinators and the flowers can be cut and brought into the house for a fresh bouquet of flowers.

The bright coloured blooms last all summer long adding texture and style to your landscape.


Daylilies (Hemerocallis)

An easy to grow herbaceous plant that can grow in sun or shade and in any soil condition. They are also pretty much pest and disease free.

They bloom from mid summer until fall and as one dies off another one will open.


Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus)

These plants are loved by many for their huge dinner plant size flowers. They can grow up to 5' tall and wide and get filled with the huge flowers.

They are a perennial as they die back to the ground every winter and sprout up again in spring.


Iris (Iris)

With so many colours to choose from why wouldn't you add some to your yard. 

They attract butterflies and hummingbirds and bloom in mid summer, some will bloom a second time towards fall.


Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

These tall summer bloomers are stunning in the background of other perennials.

They attract birds and pollinators and give off a  nice fragrance. They like to stay moist so don't let them dry out.


Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Growing 3-4' tall it adds a nice lavender colour to your yard from summer through fall.

It's deer tolerant and resists pests, is drought tolerant once established and will look great around other perennials.


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

bright purple flowers on long stems in front of green foliage and a few red flowers in the background.

An herbaceous perennial that loves full sun, lavender is loved by many for it's fragrant blooms.

It grow best in sandy well draining soil and prefers to stay on the dryer side and once established will be somewhat drought tolerant.


Full sun garden perennials are great for filling in spots around spring blooming plants.



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