Perennials for Various Uses

Long blooming perennials
Easy perennials
Shade perennials
Ground cover perennials
Perennials for damp soil

Drought tolerant perennials
Perennials for hummingbirds
Perennials for butterflies

Easy Perennials

The following is a list of perennials that are easy and rewarding for the beginning gardener
Scientific Name Common Name Bloom Period Height  Exposure
Alchemilla mollis Lady's Mantle May-June short sun-shade
Brunnera macrophylla Perennial Forget me not May-June short partial shade-shade
Campanula carpatica Carpathia Harebells June-Sept short sun
Coreopsis  Tickseed June-Sept medium sun
Dianthus Pinks May-June short sun
Echinacea Purple Coneflower June-Sept tall sun-partial shade
Heliopsis False Sunflower June-Sept tall sun-partial shade
Hemerocallis Daylily June-Sept med-tall sun-partial shade
Hosta Hosta June-Aug short-med partial shade-shade
Iris siberica Siberian Iris June tall sun-partial shade
Leucanthemum Shasta Daisy June-Aug short-tall sun
Lilium Lily June-Aug med-tall sun-partial shade
Malva alcea  Mallow June-Aug tall sun
Nepeta Catmint May-Sept med sun
Oenothera missouriensis Missouri Primrose June-Aug short sun
Paeonia Peony May-June med-tall sun
Papaver orientale Oriental Poppy May-June med-tall sun
Platycodon Balloon Flower July-Aug short-tall sun-partial shade
Pulmonaria Lungwort April-May short partial shade-shade
Rudbeckia Black-eyed Susan July-Sept med sun-partial shade
Salvia Meadow Sage May-Sept med sun
Scabiosa Pincushion May-Oct med sun
Sedum Stonecrop June-Oct short-med sun
Veronica Speedwell  May-Sept short-med sun