Top 10 Perennial Flowers For Your Landscape


There are many reasons to create a garden, from improving your home’s curb appeal to preventing soil erosion. But most importantly, a garden can help bring beauty and peace into the world. Whether you want something that requires little maintenance or something that requires more effort (but gives back even more), there is a perennial flower that will fit perfectly into your landscape or garden. We’ve put together our top ten list of perennials that are sure to please any gardener—no matter what their gardening skill level might be!


Hostas are a perennial favorite for shade gardens. Their wide leaves will grow to be 18 inches in diameter, and they can tolerate partial shade. Hostas do best when planted in loamy soil with good drainage and plenty of organic matter added before planting them.

Hostas can be propagated by division if you want to increase your plant collection, or you can purchase new plants at your local garden center or through mail-order catalogs. In addition, hostas are so easy to grow that they make great choices for beginners who want something that requires little maintenance after initial planting!

If you have limited space but still want the benefits of having hostas in your yard or garden area, try growing yours indoors as container plants instead! You’ll get all the beauty without taking up much space at all!


Lavender is a perennial herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is well known for its very distinctive aroma, and it has a long history of being used in cooking, medicine and cosmetics. Lavender plants are grown around the world for their fragrant blooms, which can range from deep violet to pale blue depending on the variety. The plants grow between 2 feet and 4 feet tall with leaves that have a grayish-green color with fine hairs along them. The flowers bloom in clusters at intervals along each stem throughout late spring until mid-summer depending on when you plant them in your garden.


Peonies are a perennial favorite for their gorgeous blooms, fragrant aroma and deer resistance. If you live in the north, you may need to plant peonies in containers so that they can be moved indoors during cold winter months. But if you live in zones 5-7 or 8-10, these beautiful flowers may be able to survive outside during the colder weather as long as they are given plenty of sun and well-drained soil with good drainage. Peonies require little pruning but will benefit from removing spent blossoms to encourage new growth at bloom time.

Peonies are easy to grow once established (about 2 years) because they don’t require much care beyond watering them occasionally when it’s hot and dry outside or after heavy rains when there is heavy moisture in the air – like right now! They do best planted out into full sun areas where they can get at least 6 hours per day without being shaded by trees or other plants nearby because this will help them grow tall enough so that their gorgeous blooms become fully opened before sunset so that pollinating insects can visit them easily later on down at dusk/nighttime hours too!


Daylilies are one of the most popular perennial plants. They’re hardy, easy to grow and bloom in the spring when you need color. They grow in a variety of soil types, tolerate drought conditions, are deer resistant and require little care after planting.

Daylilies can be planted by seed or division (dividing existing clumps) which makes them an excellent choice for beginners looking to add some color to their yard this season. Not only do they come in many colors but also sizes; single blooms or double blossoms with dozens of petals!

Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon is a large shrub, with a mature height of 15 to 20 feet. It’s grown primarily in the southern United States, but does well in areas where summers are hot and humid. The rose of Sharon can grow in almost any type of soil, making it a popular choice for home landscapes across the country.

The rose of sharon has fragrant flowers that appear from May until frost; they’re white at first, then turn pink and finally red as they age. The flowers attract bees and other pollinators to your yard during this time period, which helps fertilize your other plants so they’ll continue producing fruit or vegetables year-round!

Rose trees grow best when planted about 8 feet apart from each other; if you’re using them as a hedge instead (which we recommend) you should plant them 12–15 feet apart so they have room to fill out the space between neighbors on either side!

Pinks, or Dianthus

If you have a sunny spot in your yard, pinks are an excellent choice. They do best in full sun and don’t mind the heat. Pinks can also handle some shade but will have more blooms if they get direct sunlight. If you have an area that gets good sun but where the soil is dry, pinks are a great choice for you as well.

If you have a shady spot in your yard, pinks still make great plants for this type of environment, too! While they may not be able to bloom year round as much as other perennials will be able to do if planted in full shade or partial shade during part of the day; they’ll still produce beautiful flowers during their blooming months (spring) which means there’s plenty of time when this lovely perennial can put on quite a show!

If your property has poor drainage or sits near salt water beaches then these hardy plants would thrive as well since they don’t mind having wet feet at all!

Bee Balm, or Monarda

Plant in full sun to partial shade. Plant in well-drained soil that’s been amended with compost or other organic matter. This plant will grow in a spot that gets morning sun, a spot that gets afternoon sun, and even grows well in a spot that gets full sun all day long. However, it also does great when planted in partial shade.

If you are going to be planting your bee balm where there’s lots of foot traffic and activity on your property (such as near the front door), make sure to plant it away from where people will be walking so they don’t trample over your new plants!

Black-Eyed Susans, or Rudbeckia

Black-Eyed Susans, or Rudbeckia, are a great addition to any garden. They are easy to grow, drought tolerant and deer resistant. These plants bloom early summer through fall and are a great companion plant for tomatoes and peppers. They also make an excellent cut flower!

Black-Eyed Susans come in several varieties including: Black-Eyed Susan Vine, Orange Spice Black-Eyed Susan Vine, Goldfinch Black-Eyed Susan Vine (pictured), Pineapple Punch Black Eyed Susans and many more!

Coneflowers, or Echinacea

Coneflowers are versatile and easy to grow. They’re perennial, meaning they come back every year so you don’t have to plant them again; this makes them great for beginners or anyone who wants a low maintenance plant.

Coneflowers are also long-blooming, which means that you can enjoy their beautiful flowers for several months without having to worry about deadheading or pruning them.

They do not need much water and love full sun, so they make a great addition to any garden bed where you want some color but not too much shade (which would encourage weeds). They work well as border plants or planted en masse for maximum effect— either way you won’t be disappointed with the results!


Coreopsis is a perennial that grows in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange and red. If you want to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, coreopsis is one of the best plants for this job. It also attracts bees, which are important pollinators for other flowers in your garden.

These beautiful perennials will give you years of enjoyment.

  • Perennial flowers are easy to plant and maintain. These beautiful plants will give you years of enjoyment.
  • They are attractive to bees and butterflies, which makes them an ideal addition to any landscape where you want wildlife to thrive.
  • They grow year-round, making them a great choice for full sun or partial shade areas in your yard or garden bed that don’t get much shade from buildings or trees during the day (like under a pergola).
  • Some perennials come back year after year with little maintenance required on your part — just keep the weeds at bay! You can also increase their longevity by providing them with nutrients in the soil via compost or fertilizer once a season (or more often if needed).
  • Many popular perennial flowers can be grown from seed without difficulty — check out our article on how to germinate seeds indoors here!


We hope you’ve found what you were looking for in our list of the top 10 perennial flowers for your landscape. If not, check out our other blog posts about choosing the right plants for your yard.

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