Add some Power Perennials to your garden – Plants that strive and survive in all types of conditions. Check out our picks for perennial flowers that are easy to grow:
Hot and sunny weather doesn’t stop coneflowers from producing an abundance of flowers from early summer until fall. Coneflowers are purple natives that are easy to grow – and are also available in while, yellow, orange, and red.
As an added bonus, these nectar-rich flowers will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden as well!
Liatris (or, commonly called gayfeather or blazing star) is a tough native plant that produces interesting spikes of pink, white, or purple blooms from midsummer to fall.
While this plant is drought-tolerant, it prefers moister soils – making it a great choice for wet spots in your landscape (see our last post on how to handle the wet St. Louis summer).
With its silver-gray foliage, Artemisia makes a great companion for other perennials in your landscape or containers.
Artemisia is a tough plant that can tolerate both hot-dry conditions and pool soil. Just keep in mind that it needs full sun to stay healthy.
These ultra-easy foliage plants come in all types of shapes, sizes, and colors. Use hostas to brighten any shady spots in your garden and landscape.
- Buddleia (Butterfly Weed)
When blooming, this fragrant perennial shrub attracts butterflies of all types. Buddleia produces nectar-rich blooms in purple, pink, yellow, white and even blues!
Buddleia will die back to the ground each year, but rebounds quickly once the weather warms up in the spring.
Add some beauty to your late-summer and fall garden with the bright and beautiful Helenium. This sun-worshiping native plan blooms in bright orange, red, and yellow blooms.
- Black-eyed Susan
Growing to about 24-36 inches, black eyed Susan’s thrive in full sun and can tolerate dry conditions – and is also a bee and butterfly favorite! The more you cut the daisylike flowers of the black-eyed Susan, the more prolific they will bloom.