When you think of instant impact, do annuals come to mind? They only have one year to show off, so they bloom like mad while they can. But an annual garden needs to be updated each spring, which gets time consuming and expensive.
Perennials that look good right away
The next time you’re looking for a pick-me-up plant for your space, try one of the 5 stunning instant impact perennials below. They may not reach full size within the first year, but they hit the ground running — you’ll get bright flowers and bold foliage in no time! In fact, all of these perennials here bloom the first year they're planted, even if you start them from seed. Add one or two to your existing perennial border, or start a new garden. If you use these plants, you’ll be getting compliments on it — even in its very first year.