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Perennials are a great investment when it comes to spending money in your yard and garden. Perennial plants make a great base planting for the addition of any annuals.
One of the best things about spring is seeing your summer perennial flowers start breaking through the dirt. Perennials are a great way to really jump into spring. Perennial plants let you know spring is here and it’s time to garden.
Some of the best perennials for your yard are actually some of the oldest kinds.
When you are choosing which perennial plants to add to your garden, make sure it fits the location, take into consideration sun exposure, water requirements and size.
Another thing is to make sure you are choosing perennials that are for your zone. Sometimes you can go one zone higher, but only if you have the ideal growing conditions and are willing to perhaps spend extra time.
Summer Perennial Flowers
Dianthus comes in a mountain of different varieties. The really great thing about these, they are extremely hardy. They will grow at a steady pace, filling in any existing gaps that you have.
This plant is also extremely easy to split after a year or two. This will allow you to transplant and fill in other spaces. (and save you money!)
This summer perennial flower needs full sun, is easy to care for, and reasonably drought tolerant.
Now with this bad boy, the possibilities are endless!
You can get bearded irises, Siberian irises, tall bearded, dwarf bearded and more. Not to mention the countless colors and variations. Irises will never fail you.
Peonies are beautiful flowers as well as fragrant.
These perennials are extremely long-lived and come in an incredible number of colors.
Perhaps the only drawback is that peonies tend to attract ants with the sweet nectar inside the flower.
Echinacea is a perennial summer flower that is great for partial sun area’s.
Another truly great feature, echinacea is deer resistant. This perennial is also a really great one if you desire plants that will provide you with cut flowers.
Columbine doesn’t grow very tall, but it is a dainty looking flower with some hefty strength behind it. It comes in many different colors.
Lavender is a great perennial flower to have in your garden. A great place to plant these beautiful, fragrant purple flowers is near your vegetable garden to attract bees.
These are just a few of the many truly great perennials.
There are many factors that can affect your favorite perennial choice, color scheme, sun exposure, soil pH and type, water exposure, and care. So take into consideration all of these things, choose the ones that work with you and for you.
Enjoy them, nourish them and love them, enjoy the investment of a truly great perennial.