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


Perennials for moist to damp soil

       
Scientific Name Common Name Bloom Time Color Height
Aruncus dioicus Goatsbeard June-July white tall
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed June-July pink, white tall
Camassia leichtlinii Indian Hyacinth May blue tall
Campanula takesimana Korean Bellflower June-July lavender medium
Chelone obliqua Turtlehead Aug-Sept pink, white medium-tall
Cimicifuga racemosa Bugbane July-Aug white tall
Doronicum caucasicum Leopard's Bane May yellow short
Filipendula hexapetala Meadowsweet May-July white medium
Filipendula ulmaria Queen of the Meadow June-July white medium
Eupatorium  Joe-Pye Weed Aug-Sept lavender very tall
Hibiscus Hibiscus Aug-Sept various tall
Iris ensata Japanese Iris June-July various medium-tall
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris June-July yellow tall
Ligularia dentata Ragwort July-Aug gold tall
Ligularia prezwalskii Ragwort June-July yellow tall
Ligularia The Rocket Ragwort June-July yellow tall
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower July-Sept red tall
Lobelia hybrids Hybrid Cardinal Flower July-Sept various tall
Lobelia syphilitica Great Lobelia Aug-Sept blue tall
Lysimachia nummulariua Creeping Jenny May-July yellow short
Osmunda cinnamonea Cinnamon Fern n/a foliage medium
Osmunda regalis Royal Fern n/a foliage medium-tall
Phystostegia virginiana Obedient Plant July-Sept pink, white medium-tall
Primula japonica Japanese Primrose June-July red, pink short-medium
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-headed Coneflower Aug-Sept yellow very tall
Thalictrum aquilegiafolium Meadow Rue May-June lavender tall
Tradescantia  Spiderwort June-Sept various medium
Tricyrtis Toad Lily Sept-Oct lavender medium-tall
Trollius chinensis Globe Flower June-July gold tall
Trollius eupopaeus European Globe Flower May-June yellow medium
Vernonia noveboracensis Ironweed Aug-Sept purple tall
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's Root July-Sept white tall