Perennial Flowers
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Perennial flowers are thought of as permanent flowers as they grow and flower for several years, though some varieties may be short-lived and survive for only 3-4 years. They bloom in spring or summer and in fall their stems, leaves and flowers dies down to the ground. However, their root system survives throughout the winter and they begin to grow new leaves in spring again. Since perennials come in various colors, shapes and sizes you can select varieties that bloom at the same time of the year and have a rainbow colored garden.

Another advantage of planting perennials is that they are drought-tolerant, low-maintenance flowers. So even if you live in a very warm area, you can still enjoy blooming flowers in your garden.

Depending on how much sun your garden receives and the soil type you can choose from a variety of colorful perennial flowers.

Full Sun Perennials

These are suitable for a yard that has no trees or posts to block the rays of sun as they require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Salvia, Aster, Yarrow, Cornflower, Lavender, Butter Daisy, Russian Sage and Hollyhocks are some perennials that fall into this category.

Partial To Full Shade Perennials

Plantain Lily, False Spirea, Pig Squeak, Cat Mint, Coral Bells, Balloon Flower, Columbine, Hostas, Astillbe and Bleeding Heart grow well in gardens where a tree or an overhang blocks sunlight.

Dry Soil Perennial Flowers

These can’t do without moisture entirely, but they grow well in arid or less humid climates. Some examples of this perennial type are Amsonia, Bluestar and lavender.

Perennials For Average Soil

These perennials thrive in grounds that are well-balanced in silt, sand and clay. The examples of this type are Alstroemeria, Lily of Peru, Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, Chrysanthemum, Columbine, Dianthus, Carnation, Pinks, Garden Phlox, Geranium, Crane's-Bill, Peony, Poppy, Veronica and Speedwell.