By Tammy Sons
Planting perennials in your garden makes a lot of difference in the landscape. People plant many varieties of plants like seasonal plants, vegetables, shrubs, trees etc. However; it is advisable to plant perennial plants also as they their life span is more and they can enhance the beauty of your garden for atleast 2-3 years.
Perennial plants are in bloom generally during spring and summer season. They bear beautiful flowers and foliage making the garden lively. Some of the common perennial plants that can be grown in home gardens are—
Poppies are beautiful flowering perennial plants found in the U.S. They bear beautifully colored flowers that range from red, salmon, white, scarlet and yellow. Poppies grow well in areas which are not exposed to sun throughout the day as they prefer cool temperatures during evenings.
This plant can tolerate full sunlight and can be found in the entire United States. They have attractive colors like white, yellow, pink etc. These plants act as a good groundcover and can grow up to a height of 2 and ½ feet in height.
These are wonderful perennials which have great combination of white to red colored flowers and can grow over four feet in height. Peonies grow well in full sunlight and can add charm to your garden.
Like most of the plants asters are colorful flowers which bloom during summers and fall. They come in many colors like violet, blue, white, pink. Asters prefer growing in full sunlight and can be planted in flower beds with other beautiful plants.
This plant can tolerate almost all climates and produce wonderful flowers ranging from white, pink and red color. They are very easy to plant and can grow up to a height of 2-4 feet. They are more shrub-like and have amazing foliage of green, yellow and golden colors.
Black Eyed Susan:
Black eyed susan plants are also referred to as Rudbeckia and are more of annuals than perennials because they have a short life span. The black eyed susan have beautiful flowers of yellowish-orange color. They thrive in full sunlight and attract a lot of butterflies.