Power Perennials

Power Perennials

No matter what we want in our garden we always need some power perennials or plants that will grow with little or no maintenance. Below is a small list of some great flowers for those people who don’t have time to work in their gardens every day.

Dailily

Daylily

These flowers are so resilient they are practically indestructible, these flowers will grow in almost any sunny spot. These flowers are unique as not only are they drought and insect resistant they grow in a wide range of colors and bicolors. They are available at the beginning in the middle and at the end of every season.

 

 

Buddleia

Buddleia

Commonly referred to as the butterfly bush, these flower produce a wave after wave of nectar rich, fragrant flowers throughout the entire summer. These flowers grow up to 5 feet tall but dwarf flowers can be purchased that stay around 24 inches. Buddleia also comes in a variety of colors such as white, red, purple, yellow, lavender, pink and blue.

 

 

Epimedium

Epimedium

Hands down one of the best perennials for shady spots, these flowers look more like leaves then they do flowers. They grow close to the ground rarely reaching heights larger than 12 inches in size. This flower is incredibly drought resistant which makes it an ideal choice for shady areas in a person garden.

 

Coreopsis

Coreopsis

The weather can be humid, incredibly hot and dry but it doesn’t stop this flower for growing all summer long. Coreopsis are natives to America and one of the most reliable perennials a person can grow. These grow in a wide variety of colors including white, yellow, red, orange, pink and bicolored blooms. The only bad things about these flowers is they do have a few insect and disease problems.

 

Russian Sage

Russian Sage

These are awesome for any late summer or early fall garden. The Russian Sage offers a ton of color, this plant is a native to Asia thus being able to grow in hot and dry conditions.