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Top Twenty Unusual Plants for a Perennial Flower Garden
Home Home Gardening
By: Emma Castille Email Article
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The wonderful characteristic of perennials is you only plant them once and they bloom year after year. Once you decide where you want your perennial flowerbed in your yard take note of the garden climate. Is it sunny or shady, dry or prone to rain? Then be sure to choose plants that will best suit your area. Below is a list of some unusual and beautiful blooms for your perennial garden

20) Bellflower (Campanula) – This beautiful light pink flower grows in clusters on strong stems. It blooms best in zones 3-10.

19) Crocosmia – A fire engine red spray of flowers that grows over 2 feet. This plant is for growing zones 5-9.

18) Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ – This plant is quite a showstopper. With its gold flowers and green or black stems it stands out in any garden. This bloom grows in zones 3-10.

17) Yarrow – This is a beautiful delicate pink flower that looks great in any garden. The plant thrives in zones 3-10.

16) Lady’s-Mantle – If yellow is your favorite color then this might be the bloom for you. A definite favorite of all butterflies it grows to approximately 1 foot tall and does best in zones 3-7.

15) Sweet William – This plant comes in bicolors or solids like red, pink or white. It is a perennial whose flowers bloom in clumps. It grows best in zones 4-10.

14) Coneflower – This bloom looks like a droopy daisy. It has white petals with a god or brown center. Look for this flower to look its best in zones 3-9.

13) Tree Mallow (Lavatera) – This is actually a shrub with small five lobed flowers in red, pink, or lavender. Zones 4-9 work best for this bloom.

12) Delphinium – This spiked plants has cup shaped flowers of white, purple, blue and red. It loves full zone and grows best in zones 3-10.

11) Heartleaf Bergenia – A bright white flower variety blooms in early spring. Look for this plant to look its best in zones 3-8.

10) Golden Sedum – Star-shaped gold flowers that bloom from spring through summer. Plant these only in zones 4-9.

9) Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun’ – Sunshine yellow daisy like blooms all through the summer will help your perennial garden stand out. These flowers grow up to 4 feet tall and do best in zones 5-9.

8) Bluebell – These flowers look like bluish purple upside down tee cups hanging off a narrow stem of about 12 inches tall. This bloom grows very well in zones 3-10.

7) Lenten Rose ‘Millet’ – Choose the color that fits your garden best be it white, pink or maroon. These plants bloom in early spring in zones 3-10.

6) Scarlet Mondara – These flowers look like large red spindly brushes. They bloom in early and late summer. They thrive in zones 4-8.

5) Blue Bugle – These flower spikes grow 3-6 inches in colors of blue or white. Works best in zone 3-10.

4) Salvia nemorosa – Spikes of violet flowers that bloom in late spring up to 1 foot tall. Zones 5-9 will best suit this plant.

3) Perennial Phlox – This bloom comes in small clusters of flowers in pink or red. Grow these plants in zones 3-9.

2) Lilac Cranesbill – A beautiful blue-violet saucer shaped flower. It blooms in late spring in zones 5-9.

1) Fantasia Mums – A bloom for fall to mid-winter. This variety blooms in a pale red in zones 5-10.

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