Seasonal flowers can be great, but making sure that they survive the elements can be difficult. You need to consider growing conditions, climate, and a variety of other factors.
That’s why flowers that bloom year-round, or perennials, can be great. By incorporating perennials into your garden, you can have beauty present in every season. Some will even last for months!
But what are some perennials that you can plant?
Keep reading to learn all about 9 flowers that bloom year-round.
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Where to Plant Perennials
Before looking at different kinds of year-round flowers, you’ll need to have a plan for where you want to plant them.
You should plant perennials when it’s cloudy and cool, and after it has recently rained. Make sure the soil is also prepared beforehand. It should be tilled and full of compost that’ll help your plants grow.
If you need more space, considering making some room. This may involve transplanting some plants, or even removing others. Check out this guide on how to hire a tree removal service if you need to clear up a lot of space.
1. Catmint ‘Walker’s Low’
Catmint Walker’s Low is a long-blooming perennial enjoyed by butterflies and bees. The plants bloom from spring until mid-autumn, spreading purple-blue flower spikes everywhere. These spikes are attractive to useful insects and pollinators.
Hardy and drought-resistant, Catmint requires minimal upkeep. Give it a trim when the color starts to fade, and you’ll enjoy the colors until frost.
Catmint was awarded 2007 Perennial of the Year award. Plant some in your garden and you’ll see why!
Coneflowers are essential in any summer perennial garden. Even in hot and dry conditions, they bloom for months, while providing food for bees and butterflies.
‘Magnus’ is one variation with purple flowers. Plant it if you need a pop of color. ‘White Swan’ is another variation, blooming with white petals and orange cones.
Coneflower blooms from summer to mid-autumn, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the vibrant colors.
3. Russian Sage
Similarly with Catmint, Russian Sage has also won the Perennial of the Year award.
Russian Sage is full of long blue flowers that can reach over 4 feet in height. Perfect for dry and arid areas, the flowers begin blooming in mid-summer and can stay open for more than 10 weeks.
Although it is originally from Asia, Russian Sage is not considered invasive. Plant it in your gardens without fear of it spreading everywhere!
4. Rudbeckia Goldstrum
Rudbeckia Goldstrum is loved by butterflies and people alike. It flowers from mid-summer to fall, showing off beautiful, bright-yellow flowers. The flowers can be bigger than three inches, and the plant can grow up to two feet.
Rudbeckia takes some time to get established but is heat-resistant. Droughts will have a hard time damaging it!
Aside from being enjoyed by butterflies, deer and rabbits will have a difficult time damaging the flowers, letting you plant it without worry.
5. Geranium Rozanne
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant, Geranium Rozanne may be your answer. The plant easily spreads in the form of flowering mounds, which are about 12 to 18 inches tall.
Consisting of violet flowers, blooming will last from summer until frost. Even after the initial bloom, you can enjoy fresh flowers for months.
Shear the plants back a little after the first bloom, and you’ll be encouraging new flowers to occupy that space.
6. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
When other flowers begin losing their vividness in late-summer and early-autumn, Sedum begins to shine. With green foliage and reddish-pink flowers, Sedum provides a much-needed pop of color.
Aside from blooming later than other flowers, Sedum is also resistant to different kinds of weather. It can survive droughts and arid climates, and can also live through colder winter temperatures.
Sedum grows between 18-24 inches and is capable of spreading from its original location. Don’t worry, it’s not an invasive species!
7. Salvia ‘May Night’
Do you remember the expression, “April showers bring May flowers”? Salvia takes that to the next level.
With violet-blue flowers that bloom throughout most of the spring, Salvia creates a striking display. It’s beautiful spiky flowers also look great when brought indoors to form part of an arrangement. It’s no surprise that it was another Perennial of the Year!
Difficult conditions are no problem for Salvia ‘May Night’. It can survive rainstorms, droughts, and heat. By pruning it in certain areas, you can further encourage its growth, and ensure that it blooms all summer long.
Like many other year-round flowering plants, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators love Salvia.
8. Coreopsis ‘Full Moon’
With a blooming season from early summer to autumn, Coreopsis can be enjoyed for months. It features large yellow flowers that can grow up to three inches, ensuring that anyone who visits your garden notices it.
It is also popular with pollinators and can survive through hardy weather and climates, such as droughts.
Similar to other types of year-round flowers, trimming the flowers as they fade will encourage the growth of new ones.
9. Siberian Iris
Are you looking for eye-catching, vivid perennials? Consider planting some Siberian Iris.
With lavender, white, blue, or yellow flowers that can reach heights of up to 36 inches, Siberian Iris is a beautiful addition to any garden. Even after the flowers bloom in summer, the foliage will continue to look attractive.
It’s also hardy and weather-resistant.
Incorporate These Flowers That Bloom Year-Round
Perennials are flowers that bloom year-round, and it’s no wonder why many people want them in their gardens. Many perennials are beautiful, hardy, and attractive to different kinds of pollinators, such as butterflies and bees.
Add them into your garden, and enjoy bursts of color throughout the year. Do you have any other perennials you love? Let us know?
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