Coreopsis is an excellent, all-purpose perennial choice for any place in your garden. Unlike some other perennials, coreopsis does great in a container garden in addition to your garden beds or foundation plantings too. Coreopsis can withstand full sun and tolerates instances of part-sun. An excellent companion plant to salvia, echinacea and more! Available in mostly beautiful yellow hues, you will find whites, pinks and deep reds. Not surprisingly, bees love them too! Consistently blooming from the end of June into August, or sometimes even into the fall, coreopsis is a must-have in the perennial garden!
Groundcover Sedum ^
Not to be confused with summer-time annual succulents, groundcover sedum is a great choice for a stylish and structural look that comes back year after year. Sedum’s shallow, fibrous, root system makes them a perfect choice for hill plantings. You see them cropping up everywhere in roofdeck garden plantings too! Sedum is very tolerant of all conditions, especially drought. The succulent leaves take up a lot of water which makes him very drought tolerant once established. Sedum will also “creep” over large area over time and will require very little maintenance, while still adding a color punch of interesting blues, greens and yellows. We think groundcover sedum is one of the best low-key perennial choices out there!
One of the best, low-maintenance perennials to add just a little extra color to your yard! Heuchera is literally beautiful everywhere– from planting beds and walkways, to container gardens, heuchera is so versatile. Treat it as a focal point for it’s unique foliage and color, or as a neutral to enhance your flowering perennials. From lime greens to deep purples, it’s easy to match to your outdoor palette. Plus, the heuchera is semi-evergreen so it will even provide your yard with a little color in the winter. Plant in areas of sun to part-shade.
HAPPY RETURNS DAY LILY^
Not shockingly, this perennial is sure to put a smile on your face with a gorgeous bright yellow color. An aggressive grower, plant these in an area where you won’t mind spreading. It’s one of our favorites for border and walkway plantings. You’ll discover that the happy returns is very interchangeable with another perennial, the stella d’oro day lily. Both can be used in ultimately the same ways and are extremely similar, but once you plant either one in your garden your yard will have one “happy return”.