Long Lasting Bloomers

Many gardeners like perennials because they return year after year. However, that doesn’t mean that you can plant them once and forget about them. Perennials require regular maintenance to look and perform their best. Staking, pruning, deadheading, dividing and pest control are a few of the gardening chores that may be needed when growing perennials. To get the most bang from your buck, be sure to include some long blooming perennials which are the backbone plants of the successful perennial garden design.

Long blooming perennials are something that should be included in every flower garden or landscape. Why be satisfied with a short period of flowering, when you can have plants that flower for almost an entire season, or at least a very long time.  That’s not to say that plants that flower for shorter times should not be considered. You might fall in love with a particular flowering perennial and you should have it. However, long blooming perennial flowers add additional color.

Here is a list of perennial flowers that will have a long blooming period:
Achillea (Yarrow)
Calamintha (Calamint)
Campanula carpactica (Bellflower)
Centaurea (Cornflower)
Centranthus (Red Valerian)
Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Corydalis lutea
Dicentra eximia (Dwarf Bleeding Heart)
Dicentra luxuriant (Luxuriant Bleeding Heart)
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
Geranium (Rozanne)
Gypsophilia (Baby’s Breath)
Heliopsis (False Sunflower)
Hemerocallis Stella D’oro (Daylily)
Hemerocallis Happy Returns (Daylily)
Lavandula (lavender)
Leucanthemum superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Oenothera (Evening Primrose)
Penstemon (Red Rocks)
Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
Platycodon (Balloon Flower)
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Salvia (Meadow Sage)
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Veronica (Speedwell)