Perennial plants return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years. Some plants that…
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Year of the Monarda - Perennial
Exciting new breeding in Monarda has created a number of new series. One new series, Sugar Buzz Monardas form a solid dome of color. The 2- to 2 ½-in. flowers are available in eight different colors, top off the strong stems and deep green foliage. Medium in height at around 20 in., the plants display above-average mildew resistance and stay well contained in the garden. #yearofthemonarda
Monarda punctata - National Garden Bureau
Monarda punctata, aka Horsemint or Dotted Mint, is a somewhat unruly native prairie plant characterized by tall unbranched stems topped with rounded clusters of pink or lavender tubular flowers. The stacked combination of speckled flowers and colorful bracts make this distinctive and unusual. Pollinators flock to the blooms!
Sweet Daisy™ Birdy Leucanthemum
A beautiful perennial with robust, long-lasting blooms and carefree longevity in gardens down to zone 3. Leucanthemums, also known as Shasta Daisies, are used for both cut flowers and garden highlights while also providing food and habitat for many kinds of pollinators.
Year of the Hardy Hibiscus
Hardy Hibiscus adds a splash of tropical flair to your perennial garden.Fast-growing and fabulous, these plants explode with pinwheel-like flowers the size of dinner plates in late summer. Often confused with their tropical cousins, these plants are actually capable of surviving temps as low as -30° F (-34° C).
Scarlet didyma Monarda - National Garden Bureau
Want to attract hummingbirds to your garden? Then add Monarda, commonly called Bee Balm. Monarda brings a lot of charm and interest to any garden and when planted in mass creates a high-traffic area for pollinators including butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
Year of the Monarda - National Garden Bureau
Monarda (Bee Balm) is a member of the mint family and consists of multiple species, most of which are hardy perennials and all of which are native to certain regions of North America. Summertime flowering on all these species is quite attractive to hummingbirds, pollinators, and us! ?? It's the Year of the Monarda
Leucanthemum Sweet Daisy Birdy | All-America Selections
“This is a beautiful perennial with long-lasting blooms and good durability in the landscape," said one AAS Judge about our AAS Winner Sweet Daisy Birdy Leucanthemum. This Shasta Daisy is a medium height bright spot (great for moonlight gardens) that will provide years of beauty with very little maintenance.
Creme de La Creme Hardy Hibiscus - National Garden Bureau
We know it's hard to wait for these beauties to appear in your garden but remember a characteristic of the genus is they are late to break dormancy in spring. They’re not dead! When they do wake up they’re off to the races growing more than an inch a day. Depending on the year, Hibiscus may stay dormant through the end of May. From our NGB member J Berry Nursery
Goldmelisse Monarda didym - National Garden Bureau
The hummingbirds are making their migration up north! Get ready to enjoy their company in your garden all summer long by planting monarda! With red flowers and hardy from Zone 4-8, this Monarda didyma [Goldmelisse] will bring the hummingbirds all season long!