The Top Perennials To Plant This Year

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Anyone can have blooming perennials throughout the seasons, if they plant certain easy-to-grow, flowering perennials in their garden. Thinking of planting perennials? If yes, here some top perennials you can plant this year.

Blue Speedwell (Veronica Sunny Border Blue)

This perennial plant features dark blue 7-inch spikes at the top. It grows short such that you can plant it in front of your borders. It grows up to 18-24 inches and blooms in early summer through to late autumn. It can also survive in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit below zero and requires full sunlight to extremely light shade.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm)

Black-eyed Susan is a prairie wildflower that tends to have a bad reputation due to its overuse.  Native to Germany and Czech Republic, Goldsturm is a common wildflower in many American homes. It’s also a beautiful perennial to plant. You can plant three and soon get seven. Goldsturm usually bloods midsummer through to late fall, and requires sunlight.  It grows up to two-and-a-half feet tall and can withstand temperatures of up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit sub zero.

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea Magnus)

This is another prairie wildflower which throws out its petals horizontally like daisy, rather than thrusting them down like tattered slips. It’s a great, sophisticated cut flower. The Purple Coneflower blooms midsummer through to autumn and grows up to two-and-a-half to three feet tall. It requires sunlight and can grow in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit sub zero.

Blue Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria Butterly Blue)

Although this perennial tends to flower endlessly, it looks somewhat lost all on its own, making it a perfect foil for Coreopsis Moonbeam. Its blue-yellow combination is classic. Blooming in midsummer to early fall, Blue Pincushion grows to 12-14 inches and can withstand temperatures of up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. It requires the full sun or very light shade.

If you’re planning on having perennials but are unsure of which ones to plant, try these great long-blooming perennials to make yard beautiful all season through.

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