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Guide to Yard and Garden Perennial Flowers

Compared to annual flowers that bloom all season, then die right after and never return unless you have a new plant, you can rely on the perennials that grow in your garden to create a much-welcomed look at almost every time of the year. They bloom for shorter periods, but you can count on them to come back every year. If you plant several types of perennial flowers and shrubs that grow early, mid, and late seasons, you can be sure that you will have a garden that looks full and beautiful from early spring to late fall. Luckily, several types of perennial flowers bloom in different periods, which means that you can have a constant presence of flowers in your garden for a year. With that being said, we are here to talk about the different yard and garden perennial flowers and their blooming time. So that you can have a quick guide on when and which flower you should plant at the right time.

Peony

Blooms On: Late Spring to Early Summer

This perennial flower often blooms during May and June. Please take note that for it to grow beautifully, it needs full sun and partial shade. If you happen to live in zones three to eight, then you will most likely have a big chance of planting it successfully.

Hellebore

Blooms On: Early Spring

Hellebores are early bloomers, they often pop up in December and matures until March. They are known for their saucer-like shaped flowers, and they usually prefer to be in partial shades. If you’re in zones four to nine, then you have the best chance of growing this perennial flower successfully.

Salvia

Blooms On: Late Spring to Early Summer

Salvia sonomensis (Creeping sage) and Dryopteris arguta (Wood fern).

Also called wood sage, this perennial flower does not need anything but a full sun exposure for about six to eight hours a day. They only require a few watering, which is why it is considered to be low maintenance. If you live in zones four to eight, you have a big chance of successfully growing this flower.

Lilac

Blooms On: Late Spring to Early Summer

This delicate and fragrant perennial flower blooms during spring and stays around until early summer. Lilac is known for its pretty light purple color, and it can produce an essential oil that herbalists use to treat minor skin problems. If you live in zones three to nine, then you will most likely provide a bunch of these dainty and sweet flowers every year.

Azalea

 Blooms On: Late Spring to Early Summer

This perennial flower is part of the rhododendron family. However, azaleas only bloom one flower per stem while the rhododendrons have several flowers in one stem. Azaleas are flowering shrubs that can grow in zones four to nine. They often bloom from May to July.

Poppy

Blooms On: Summer

This perennial flower often has a distinguishable red color, and it usually blooms in June and lasts until July or August. However, even if the red color is its popular shade, you can also find them in the color orange. If you are in zones three to ten, then you will most likely be successful in growing this pretty flower.

Dahlia

Blooms On: Summer

Dahlias bloom from July to September, and it belongs to the same family as sunflowers and daisies. This perennial flower comes in several colors, such as lavender, pink, purple, red, white, yellow, and orange. You have a big chance of growing this flower successfully if you live in zones seven to ten.

Daisy

Blooms on: Summer

There are several varieties of daisies, but the most popular is the shasta daisy. It has white petals along with yellow-green centers. They bloom from June to September, and they also come in other colors such as orange and yellow. If you are in zones five to nine, then you will have a big chance of growing these beautiful flowers in your garden.

Chrysanthemum

Blooms On: Fall to Frost

Chrysanthemums are the quintessential fall flowers. This perennial plant often blooms a lot of flowers that has a fluffy head full of petals. They usually bloom from September to the first frost. If you live in zones five to nine, you will most likely see these colorful flowers everywhere during autumn.

Black-Eyed Susan

Blooms On: Summer

You will not notice this striking flower because it has bright yellow petals and a brown center. This perennial flower often grows from July to September, and they are very low maintenance plants. If you are in zones three to seven, then you can ensure that you will have a high chance of growing them successfully.

Daylilies

Blooms On: Summer

Daylilies are perennial flowers whose blossoms fall off every day then new ones grow back right after. They like to grow under the full sun to partial shade, and they tend to produce well in zones three to ten. The daylily is a popular type of Stella de Oro, and they often grow from May to August.

Hydrangea

Blooms On: Summer

This perennial plant is a flowering shrub, and they are known for their distinct round shape and striking colors like purple, blue, green, pink, and white. Hydrangeas bloom from May to September, and they grow well in places located in zones four through nine.

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