It’s sometimes said that a perennial plant is any one that, had it survived, could have come back year after year.
Fortunately, most perennial plants are tougher than this, offering us decades of dazzling flowers and foliage for your flower beds and borders. Among their ranks you’ll find an astonishing array of choices, literally something for everyone, from pink Hollyhock to the vivid Red-hot poker. Perennial flowers range in size and shape from small mounds to giant towers, and there are choices for every imaginable garden spot.
Try out some new perennial plants this year—like Balloon flower, Coneflower, or Crocosmia. It’s one of the things that makes gardening fun. Southern Living has tools and tips to help you decide which perennial flowers and plants are best for your garden zone, sun, and shade conditions—you’ll want to start with the toughest varieties to get your started. Plus, we have fail-proof advice and pruning techniques to help you maintain your perennial flowers year after year.