Perennial flowers are a fantastic choice for every garden as they return year after year without the need for replanting. While their bloom is often for a shorter period, there are some long-blooming perennials that will have your garden looking beautiful and colourful all year round.
Read on for the experts at Amico’s garden maintenance guide to the six longest blooming perennials and add them to your garden for a low-maintenance way to ensure colour all of the time.
Garden Phlox (Phlox Paniculata)
This flower thrives in mild summer temperatures and prefers a location with good air circulation.
Hitting its peak in July, the Garden Phlox is a long-blooming perennial that flowers from mid-summer onwards offering foliage that stays healthy-looking all summer.
This flower thrives in mild summer temperatures and prefers a location with good air circulation with full sun to part shade. You can find it in varieties of pink-purple and white.
Becky Shasta Daisy
Keep a sunny outlook in your garden when considering your landscape design with this classic little flower; the Becky Shasta Daisies are robust plants despite their delicate appearance. Perfect for from July through September they are white with yellow centres and love the full sun.
We recommend ensuring their soil has dry to medium-moisture for the best growth, and it’s handy to know that these little beauties have a good drought tolerance.
The Salvia includes both an annual and perennial species which mean a long-lasting bloom, especially if you deadhead them regularly. The only maintenance that is really required is the cutting back of their stems after flowering, and you’ll be all set for several months.
Russian Sage (Perovskia Atriplicifolia)
If you are looking for a beautiful tall plant, Russian sage grows to a nice height while offering cute, small blossoms in significant numbers.
This long-blooming perennial will sprawl its lavender and blue flowers far and wide, giving you a fair bit of colourful cover throughout your garden for many months of the year.
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)
Change things up a bit with a herb plant that blooms all summer long offering flowers in a range of colour options. The Yarrow plant is low maintenance, and you can divide the plants every three or so years. You should be able to find options in white, yellow, red, pink, and rust-brown.
English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
To finish up, add a little scent to the garden with these lavender plants, which will provide a very classy touch to your landscape. The English lavender perennials bloom from June through August and offer purple, and blue with cultivars in pink also sometimes available.
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The gardening experts at Amico know which plants will suit your garden considering size and exposure to the elements. Give us a call for a garden redesign or ongoing maintenance to ensure you get the most beauty possible from your outdoor spaces all year round.