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How to Grow Perennial Flowers

Perennial flowers are defined as plants that live for more tan one season. Perennial plants are susceptible to frosts and freezes, just like annuals. But, the plant grows back in succeeding years. and die off in the fall.

Find information about your favorite annual flowers by searching the alphabetical list below, and clicking on the common name for a wealth of information on how to grow it.

Garden Tip: Perennials should be planted no later than a month to a month and a half before the first (expected) frost in order to allow them time to take root and make it through the winter.


Common Name: Botanical Name: Prefers:
Achillea Achillea Millefolium Full sun to partial shade
Aster Callistephus Chinensis Full sun to partial shade
Bee Balm Monarda Didyma Full sun to partial shade
Bellflower Campanula Full sun
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Full sun
Blanketflower Gaillaedia Aristata Full sun
Blazing Star Liatris Full sun
Bleeding Heart Dicentra Spectabilis Shade
Butterfly Flower Asclepias Tuberosa Full sun to partial shade
Candytuft Iberis Sempervirens Full sun to partial shade
Carnations Dianthus Full sun
Chinese Lanterns Physalis Franchettoi Full sun
Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum Full sun to partial shade
Columbine Aquilegia Hybrida Partial shade
Coneflower Eichinacea Full sun
Coral Bells Heuchera Full sun to partial shade
Coreopsis auriculata Full sun to partial shade
Cupid's Dart Catanache Caerulea Full sun
Dahlia Dahlia Full sun to partial shade
Daisy Chrysanthemum Maximum Full sun
Dame's Rocket Hesperis Matronalis Partial shade
Dianthus Crimsonia Full sun to partial shade
Delphinium Ranunculaceae Full sun to partial shade
Dusty Miller Senecia Cineraria Full sun to partial shade
Ferns Pteridophyta Partial shade
Flax Linum Perenne Lewsii Full sun
Forget-Me-Not Myosotis Full sun to partial shade
Foxglove Digitalis Full sun to partial shade
Hollyhock Alcea Rosea Malvacae Full sun
Honesty Lunaria Full sun to partial shade
Hosta Hosta Partial shade
Iris Iris Full sun to partial shade
Jacob's Ladder Polenium Caeroleum Partial shade
Johnny Jump Up Viola Tricolor Full sun to partial shade
Lunaria Lunaria Full sun to partial shade
Lupine Lupinus Full sun to partial shade
Maltese Cross Lychnis Full sun
Moonflower Ipomoea Full sun
Mums Chrysanthemum Full sun to partial shade
Penstemon Penstemon Gloxiniodes Full sun to partial shade
Phlox Subulata Full sun
Plaintain Lily Hosta Partial shade
Poppy Papa'ver Full sun to partial shade
Primrose Prim'ula Full sun to partial shade
Red Hot Poker Tritoma Full sun
Rock Soapwort Saponaria Full sun to partial shade
Salvia Salvia splendens Full sun to partial shade
Sedum Sedum Acre Full sun to partial shade
Sweet Pea Lathyrus Full sun
Sweet Rocket Myosotis Partial shade
Tansy Tanacetum Vulgare Full sun to partial shade
Viola Viola Full sun to partial shade
Yarrow Achillea Millefolium Full sun to partial shade

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