List of flowering perennials

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List of flowering perennials
Flowering perennials are an essential element of most flower gardens. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

A perennial flowering plant is one that lives for more than two years. Annuals only bloom and live for one year, while biennials live two years. Flowering perennials make a beautiful addition to a home landscape. There are many types of flowering perennials that make an excellent addition to a flower garden. Some common types are the black-eyed Susan, iris, lavender, lily, marigold and peony.

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Black-Eyed Susan

The black-eyed Susan is one of the most common wildflowers, and it originated in the eastern United States. Its flowers are yellow with a brown dome-shaped centre. This flowers loves bright sunlight and tolerates most soil types well. It takes very little effort to grow black-eyed Susans.

List of flowering perennials
Black-eyed Susans are wildflowers that require very little maintenance. (black-eyed susan image by Carol Tomalty from Fotolia.com)

Iris

Irises are among the best-known garden plants. There are approximately 200 species of irises. They grow best in northern climates. Popular types of iris include the bearded iris, the Siberian iris and the yellow flag iris. Iris comes in a wide variety of colours, from purple and light blue to yellow and white. These colours may be solid or mixed.

List of flowering perennials
The iris grows well in northern climates. (iris image by Edsweb from Fotolia.com)

Lavender

Lavender is well-known for its fresh and delicate fragrance. It grows well in fields of full sunlight and is native to the Mediterranean region. It is widely used as a flower border. Popular varieties of lavender include Nana Alba, Munstead, Hidcote, Jean Davis and an English lavender called Twickel Purple. Flower colours can be white, purple, pink and violet.

List of flowering perennials
Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region. (lavender image by Lytse from Fotolia.com)

Lily

Lilies are easy to grow and provide a colourful addition to a flower garden. Lilies can be grown from mid-June through mid-September. One of the most popular lilies is the Easter lily, and other popular varieties include the Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Lilies are grown from bulbs and have stiff stems with large flowers. The blooms come in a variety of colours, including orange, yellow, pink, red and white. Lilies grow best in full sunlight.

List of flowering perennials
One of the most popular lilies is the Easter lily. (Easter Lily image by Michael Costable from Fotolia.com)

Marigold

Marigolds are easy to grow and bloom hardily throughout the summer. They come in a variety of colours, including orange, yellow, red and white. Many marigolds have mixed colours. These flowers require full sunlight and soil that is well-drained. Popular uses are for edging and borders. Marigolds have few disease or insect problems.

List of flowering perennials
Marigolds are hardy flowers that grow well throughout the summer months. (marigold details image by tomcat2170 from Fotolia.com)

Peony

Peonies were first grown in China more than 2,000 years ago. The plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and produce large, fragrant flowers. These flowers bloom from early June into the fall. Peonies come in many colours, including red, yellow, white, pink and many multicolour varieties. These flowers grow best in full sunlight or light shade. Peonies can bloom for many years and make an excellent addition to a landscape.

List of flowering perennials
Peonies were first grown in China. (peony image by ChristArt from Fotolia.com)

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