The Horticulture Gardener's Guides - Perennials
Quick to establish, perennials provide a wealth of color, form and texture in the garden throughout the year. From woodland floor to rock garden, from waterside planting to mixed border, these are the plants that create flower and foliage interest against the framework of shrubs and trees.
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What are herbaceous plants?
Perennials in the garden a history
Soil preparation and planting
Where do herbaceous perennials fit in?
Alkaline soil and clay
Purple and plum foliage
Yellow and gold foliage
Yellow and gold hostas
Silver and blue foliage
Achillea Ajuga reptans alba Alchemilla mollis alkaline soil Artemisia Aster beautiful Bergenia blooms blue flowers bold bracts bright Campanula centers clump color Companions Crocosmia cultivars dark green leaves daylilies deciduous deep delphiniums Dicentra early spring early summer Euphorbia Euphorbia characias evergreen fade fall fertile flower heads flower stems flowers in early foliage forms full sun garden Geranium golden yellow grasses gray-green green foliage ground cover hardy height Helenium Hemerocallis herbaceous herbaceous perennials Heuchera hostas hybrids Iris Kniphofia late spring late summer leaf lilac meadow medium green leaves midsummer mixed border moist soil native orange Paeonia lactiflora partial shade Penstemon peonies perennial border petals pink flowers plants Primula produce pure white purple rhizomes rich rosettes Salvia scree season Sedum seed semi-shade shrubs soft species spikes Stachys byzantina sunny tall thrive tubular upright stems variegated varieties Verbena bonariensis well-drained soil white flowers winter yellow flowers zone