Popular Garden Perennials


These pretty (and edible!) blooms are a fun perennial to add to your garden, with those Seuss-like globe flower heads.


If you have a dry, sunny spot, this is the perfect perennial to plant there, though they can take up some space—some cultivars can reach to three feet tall and 10 feet wide.


Astilbe are noted for growing in many different sunlight conditions—they do best in part shade, but can handle full sun or full shade as well.

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans are a native plant that thrives pretty much anywhere in the U.S.—and since deers aren't a fan, they're a great pick if you have deer regularly chomping away in your garden.

Blanket Flower

Wildflowers are an excellent choice for a perennial garden, since they're already known to thrive in that area. Lenhart suggests blanket flower for its striking bright blooms, and easy-to-grow nature.


Coreopsis is also an exceptionally hardy perennial. "It’s tough—able to take drought, heat, and humidity, and happy in depleted, rocky soil.

Bee Balm

The bee balm (AKA monarda) comes by its nickname naturally, as it's a magnet for pollinators like bees, moths, and hummingbirds.

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