Planning your garden so there is color from spring through fall

Perennials are wonderful garden plants that will greet you each season with a happy bloom.  The trick is to have something in bloom constantly.

  1. Know in which months each perennial blooms
  2. Choose plants that bloom for at least 8 weeks for your “core” group of perennials.
  3. Fill in with other plants that support the long-bloomers.

Use the following information to help you plan for continuous color in your perennial garden.

(*) Indicates a variety with a long bloom time or one that will re-bloom if cut back.

 

SPRING BLOOMERS

Ajuga (Bugleweed)

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) *

Persicaria (Snakeweed)

Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)*

Euphorbia (Cushion Spurge)

Phlox (Creeping)

Androsace (Rock Jasmine)

Gaultheria (Partridge Berry)

Platycodon (Balloon Flower)*

Anemone (Windflower)

Heuchera (Coral Bells) *

Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)

Aquilegia (Columbine) *

Hibiscus (Rose Mallow-Althea)

Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)

Arabis (Rock Cress)

Iberis (Candytuft)

Potentilla (Cinquefoil)

Baptisia (Blue False Indigo)

Incarvillea (Hardy Gloxinia)

Primula (Primrose) *

Bergenia (Saxifraga) *

Iris – Siberian*

Pulmonaria (Lungwort)

Brunnera (Heartleaf Alkanet)

Lamium (Deadnettle) *

Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)

Calamintha (Calamint)

Lupinus (Lupine)

Saponaria (Soapwort)

Campanula (Bellflower) *

Lychnis (Catchfly)

Tiarella (Foam Flower)*

Centranthus (Jupiter’s Beard) *

Myosostis (Forget Me Not)*

Tradescantia(Spiderwort)*

Cerastium (Snow in Summer)

Papaver (Oriental Poppy)

Trollius (Globe Flower)

Dianthus (Border Carnation)

Paeonia (Peony)*

 

 

SUMMER BLOOMERS

Achillea (Yarrow)*

Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Malva (Musk Mallow)*

Aconitum (Monkshood)

Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)

Monarda (Bee Balm)*

Alcea (Hollyhock)*

Filipendula (Meadow Sweet)

Oenthera (Evening Primrose)*

Anacyclus (Mat Daisy)

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)*

Pardacandra (Candy Lily)

Armeria (Thrift, Sea Pink)

Geranium (Cranesbill)*

Penstemon (Beard-tongue)*

Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)

Geum (Avens)

Perovskia (Russian Sage)*

Aruncus (Goatsbeard)

Gypsophilia (Baby’s Breath)

Phlox (Garden)*

Astilbe (False Spirea)*

Helenium (Sneezeweed)

Physostegia (Obedient Plant)

Astrantia (Great Masterwort)

Helianthus (Sunflower)*

Polygonum (Silver Lace Vine)

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)

Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Ratibida (Mexican Hat)*

Caryopteris (Blue Spirea)

Hesperis (Dame’s Rocket)

Rudbeckia(Black-EyedSusan)*

Campsis (Trumpet Vine)

Heucherella (Foamy Bells)*

Rodgersia (Rodger’s Flower)

Catanache (Cupid’s Dart)

Hydrangea ‘Blue Bird’

Salvia (Meadow Sage)*

Centaurea (Bachelor’s Button)*

Iris – German

Sanguisorba (Burnett)

Chelone (Turtle’s Head)

Iris – Japanese

Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)*

Chrysanthemum (Shasta Daisy)

Kniphofia (Poker Plant)

Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks)

Cimicifuga (Bugbane)

Lavetera (Malva, Tree Mallow)

Sidalcea (Prairie Mallow)*

Clematis (Vine)

Lavendula (Lavender)*

Solidaster

Coreopsis (Tickseed)*

Liatris (Blazing Star)

Stachys (Lambs Ear)

Coronilla (Crown Vetch)

Ligularia(Big Leaf GoldenRay)

Crysanthemum(PaintedDaisy)*

Delphinium (Larkspur)*

Lillium- Oriental & Asiatic

Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)

Delosperma (Trailing Ice Plant)

Limonium (Sea Lavender)

Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)

Digitalis (Foxglove)

Linum (Flax)

Veronica (Speedwell)*

Echinacea (Coneflower)*

Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)

Veronicastrum(Culver’s Root)*

Echinops (Globe Thistle)

Lonicera (Honeysuckle Vine)

Yucca – Adam’s Needle

Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)

Lunaria (Money Plant)

 

Erigeron (Fleabane)

Macleaya (Plume Poppy)

 

 

FALL BLOOMERS

Anemonee – Japanese           Mums             

Aster                                       Perennial Grasses

Engelmen Ivy Vine                 Sedum (Stonecrop)*

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