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


Long-blooming perennials
The following is a list of perennials which, in our experience, bloom for 6 weeks or more
       
Scientific Name Common Name Bloom Period Height Exposure
Achillea varieties Yarrow June-Aug med-tall sun
Agastache hybrids Hummingbird Mint Aug-Oct med-tall sun
Aquilegia ‘Yellow Queen’ Columbine May-June medium partial shade
Armeria maritima Sea Thrift May-June short sun
Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush July-Sept tall-very tall sun
Campanula rotundifolia Bluebells of Scotland May-Sept short-med sun-partial shade
Centaurea montana Bachelor Button May-June medium sun-partial shade
Centranthus ruber Jupiter's Beard June-Aug medium sun
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Leadwort Aug-Oct short sun-partial shade
Coreopsis varieties Tickseed June-Aug medium  sun
Corydalis lutea Yellow Fumitory May-Oct short partial shade
Delphinium ‘Blue Elf’ Delphinium June-Aug medium sun
Dianthus ‘Firewitch’ Pinks June-Oct short sun
Dicentra eximia varieties Fringed Bleeding Heart May-Oct short partial shade
Echinacea purpurea varieties Purple Coneflower June-Aug med-tall sun
Gaillardia varieties Blanket Flower June-Sept short-med sun
Gaura varieties Gaura June-Sept medium sun
Geranium ‘Dilys’ Geranium June-Sept short-med sun-partial shade
Geranium ‘Nimbus’ Geranium June-Sept short-med sun-partial shade
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ Geranium May-Oct short-med sun-partial shade
Heliopsis scabra False Sunflower June-Aug tall  sun
Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ Daylily June-Sept medium sun
Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ Daylily June-Sept medium sun
Hemerocallis ‘Stella d’ Oro’ Daylily June-Sept medium sun
Heucherella varieties Foamflower May-Sept short partial shade
Knautia macedonica Pincushion June-Aug medium-tall sun
Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy June-Sept tall sun
Linum perenne Flax May-July short-med sun
Matricaria Feverfew June-Sept medium sun-partial shade
Nepeta varieties Catmint May-Sept medium-tall sun
Oenothera macrocarpa incana Evening primrose June-July short sun
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian sage July-Sept tall sun
Salvia ‘Caradonna’ Salvia May-Sept medium sun
Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ Pincushion May-Oct short-med sun
Scabiosa ‘Misty Butterflies’ Pincushion May-Oct short sun
Tradescantia varieties Spiderwort June-Sept medium sun-partial shade
Tiarella ‘Iron Butterfly’ Foamflower April-Sept short partial shade
Tiarella ‘Neon Lights’ Foamflower April-Sept short partial shade
Veronica ‘Red Fox’ Speedwell June-July short-med sun