Wouldn’t it be great if you could enjoy your favorite flowers all year long? That’s just not the nature of perennials, but some do bloom up to a month or more! If you include a few of these long-blooming plants in all of your beds and borders, you’re guaranteed to have a colorful, cohesive look throughout your garden.
Long-blooming perennials are cool in containers
These plants bloom so long that some of them are even good candidates for containers. For example, lungwort brings an exciting accent to a shade container, and ice plant grows well in a trough with other succulents. In fact, if your garden soil is heavy, this may be the best way to grow ice plant.
Combine long-blooming perennials for non-stop color
Since not all perennials bloom for the same length of time or during the same season, it can be a delicate dance to put together combinations in a border. Include a few of these long-blooming options so that when one partner plant is winding down, another is starting. Also, these plants will still have color when there are lulls between the peak times of the season.
Browse through my plant picks below, and find a way to incorporate a few of them into your beds and borders. Be sure to pick some that will be blooming in each season. You’ll be sure to have a colorful, flower-filled garden from spring through fall.