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These perennials grow in tough soil and weather conditions, so you don't have to worry about your flower garden being ruined by Mother Nature! Perennials are an excellent choice of bloom for a first time gardener or for regions with tough weather and dry soil.

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

It’s time that these lesser-known perennials got a little extra love! Check out these pretty plants that haven’t received the attention they deserve. From Baptisia to Malva, you’ll love these gorgeous flowers. Plant some of these pretty blooms in your garden today!

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

Bluestar, as you might guess, is a perfect pick for blue flowers. A great plant you've probably never heard of, bluestar deserves a lot more attention in the garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/blue-flower-garden-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin052814bluestar&page=7

Best Blue Flowers for Your Garden

Amsonia A tough, but sadly underused perennial, amsonia produces clusters of sky-blue flowers in late spring. Its not just a one-season wonder, though. In autumn, its foliage turns brilliant shades of gold — enough to rival many of the trees when they put

The Best Perennials for Your Yard ~ 2007: 'Walker's Low' Catmint  Excellent heat- and drought-tolerance make this catmint a top pick for tough, sunny sites. And even better, it's typically ignored by even the hungriest deer and rabbits. 'Walker's Low' looks good, too, thanks to its gray-green foliage and violet-blue flowers.

The Best Perennials for Your Yard

Constant Color from Catmint Lovely purple flower spikes set off the gray-green foliage of Walker's Low catmint. Give the plant a haircut after its initial flush of flowers in late spring to keep it compact and initiate another cycle of bloom. Count on ca

Mojave Sage  Among the most beautiful of the sages, Mojave sage offers beautiful pink blooms that look good well into fall. Even when not in bloom, its gray-green foliage is lovely. Like other salvias, it's great for hummingbirds and butterflies. And it's a great cut flower.  Name: Salvia pachyphylla  Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 3 feet tall

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Drought resistant Salvia pachyphylla 'Mojave Sage' offers beautiful pink blooms that look good well into fall. Even when not in bloom, its gray-green foliage is lovely. Like other salvias, it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

#21 Hardy Hibiscus - Unlike their tropical cousins, Hardy Hibiscus will overwinter as far north as Zone 4. Although they die back to the ground each year, Hardy Hibiscus can grow 5-6 feet tall in one season, producing an eye-popping show of dinner-plate-size blooms. Colors include white, pink, red, and yellow, often with a contrasting "eye" of color in the center of each bloom. These bold perennials are a snap to grow, too. All they ask for is a sunny spot with a rich, slightly moist soil.

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

Unlike their tropical cousins, Hardy Hibiscus will overwinter as far north as Zone Although they die back to the ground each year, Hardy Hibiscus can grow feet tall in one season, producing an eye-popping show of dinner-plate-size blooms.

Perennial Hibiscus This has to be one of the boldest plants in the garden. Offering flowers all summer long in shades of red, pink, and white, individual blooms can be as much as 12 inches across and keep on coming all the way through fall. Plant Name: Hibiscus moscheutos Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist soil Size: To 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide Grow it with: Spiderwort, which blooms before the late-waking hibiscus starts to grow. Zones: 5-10

Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Midwest

Globe Thistle  One of the best flowers many gardeners have never heard of, globe thistle produces round, metallic-blue flowers though the summer. These flowers are perfect for drying and using in dried-flower projects and other crafts. Plus, it's a cinch to grow!  Name: Echinops 'Blue Globe'  Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 4 feet tall  Zones: 4-9

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Globe Thistle- Echinops 'Blue Globe' produces round, metallic-blue flowers though the summer. a cinch to grow! Full sun and well-drained soil. To 4 feet tall.

starlette s of the shade garden, flowers, gardening, Meconopsis Grandis or Blue Asiatic Poppy can be difficult to site It needs loose well drained fertile soil in part shade Once established it will bloom like gangbusters for you every June July

Starlette's of the Shade Garden

starlette s of the shade garden, flowers, gardening, Meconopsis Grandis or Blue Asiatic Poppy can be difficult to site It needs loose well drained fertile soil in part shade Once established it will bloom like gangbusters for you every June July

Want to attract hummingbirds to your garden? Consider these hummingbird plants that hummingbirds love to visit.

Hummingbirds love delphinium, which blooms in early summer. Height for these perennials can average anywhere from 2 to 8 feet tall, depending on variety. Delphinium requires rich soil, and areas with relatively cool summers. What is a cool summer?

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