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Perennials are plants that come back year after year, providing your garden with color and vivacity without needing to replant each season. They have roots that survive through the winter months, sending out new growth each spring. Some varieties will prosper and thrive for years in your garden or landscape when you plant them under ideal conditions. Other varieties have a limited life expectancy but will return for several years after planting. Appearing in your garden year after year, perennials become old friends.At Garden Goods Direct, we offer several varieties of perennial plants for your garden, from sun perennials and ornamental grasses, to groundcovers and vines. We’ll also give you the information you need about the perennials we offer and what they can do for the health and beauty of your garden.

Perennials come in many sizes, shapes, and colors with various bloom times and periods.  It is best to plan your garden by the plant bloom time along with the cultural needs (sun/shade and drought-tolerant/water-lovers).

There are a few standout shade-bloomers like Astilbe that offer striking splashes of color for weeks at a time.  Still, there are literally thousands of sun-loving perennials to choose from, including Daylilies, Black Eyed Susan, Salvias, and many more.

What Types of Perennial Plants Are There?

Still, there are thousands of sun-loving perennials to choose from, including Daylilies, Black Eyed Susan, Salvias, and much more. They fall into the following primary categories:

Sun Perennials

As the name suggests, sun perennials require daily exposure to sunshine, optimally receiving at least six to eight hours per day. They’re easy to grow, making them an ideal choice for first-time gardeners. Since they love the sun, some are even drought-resistant, meaning you won’t need to water them daily. People who travel or work long hours may want to invest in these low-maintenance plants.

Do you love having fresh flowers around the house? You can cut sun perennial plants and put them in vases to brighten up your home. Plus, when you plant these flowers, you’ll also help the soil system in your yard, because their root growth helps to aerate the yard.

Whether you pick flowers, ornamental grasses, groundcovers or vines, you get plants that help you plan ahead for next year’s garden. You will already know where to expect the plants to return, so you can organize the rest of your purchases accordingly.

Shade Perennials

Shade perennials thrive without exposure to direct sunlight, which can burn their delicate flowers and stems. Growing best in shadier places, like underneath large trees or a porch, shade perennials have strong roots to draw in nutrients and are particularly hardy. Garden Goods Direct offers many options, including Astilbes, Ferns, Hellebores, Heucheras, Hostas and several kinds of grass, so you can keep your shaded area growing strong throughout the season.

Like sun perennials, shade perennials draw in nutrients from a wider area than annuals due to their strong roots. Known for their hardiness, shade groundcovers can help keep topsoil moist and thus protect your yard from erosion caused by wind that stirs up dry soil.

Shade perennials can add color to your yard all year long because not all of them bloom at the same time. You may have some that open up during the spring and others that reach their peak in the fall. This will ensure your yard has visual interest no matter the season.

Deer Resistant Perennials

Deer are a serious problem for many gardeners, as they eat almost any plants they come in contact with. But there are several varieties of plants that are unpalatable for deer and are less likely to be picked over by your local wildlife. These include several varieties of Asters, Achillea, Daylilies, Echinacea and Irises, as well as Lavender and Black Eyed Susans. With these options, you can still maintain a colorful landscape while keeping the deer at bay.

Drought Tolerant Perennials

The heat of summer can be brutal for your garden, especially when you live in a drought-prone area. Fortunately, several perennial plant varieties have reduced water needs, so you can rest easy knowing your plants will survive with minimal water intake. These plants include Achillea, Daylilies, Lavender, Salvia, and Sedum, among others.

Groundcovers

There are some spots in your garden you don’t want to plant statement pieces, but also don’t want grass to grow. For these areas, ground cover can be a great option. These plants spread across the vacant areas of your garden, suppressing weeds and adding texture and color to your landscape. Even better, they tend to be very low-maintenance, making them a great option for gardeners of all levels. We offer several ground cover options, including English ivy, Geraniums, Chick Charms and Verbena. Shop for sun groundcovers online today from Garden Goods Direct.

Native Perennials

Many of the plants used in modern gardens originated from elsewhere in the world, traveling across seas and borders to reach America and provide foreign charm. However, it’s always good to get back to the roots of North America with native wildlife. At Garden Goods Direct we offer several native perennial options, including Asters, Hyssops, Echinacea, Heuchera, Honeysuckle and Switchgrass.

Pollinator Perennials

Pollinator insects and birds are important parts of your local ecosystem. From bees to hummingbirds, keeping your local pollinators fed is essential to your garden and your environment. It’s also an incredible sight to see butterflies visiting your garden through the summer months. Keep your local pollinators coming with perennials that attract them like Achillea, Hyssop, Echinacea, Hibiscus, Lavender and Salvia plants.

Ornamental Grasses

Don’t confuse these grasses to your lawn grass. Ornamental grasses are hardy and beautiful additions to any garden, adding verticality and a sense of movement to your landscape as they sway in the breeze. Many options have colorful blooms as well, adding lithe pops of color to your lawn. Some popular options from Garden Goods Direct include Carex, Miscanthus, Panicum and feather reed varieties.

Why Should You Plant a Perennial Plant on Your Property?

With perennials, you get a beautiful plant that will come back year after year. Given proper care in its early life, a single planting season can guarantee you a beautiful garden for several years. Additionally, depending on the types of perennials you plant, your garden could benefit from increased pollinator visits or deer resistance.

How Can You Find the Right Perennial Plants for Your Home?

Always choose plants that are appropriate for your local climate and the area you’re planting. For example, never plant a shade plant in full sun, and vice versa. It’s also important to consider your local environment, whether droughts are common or local deer are posing a problem — these can factor into your final decision.

Be sure to choose a variety of perennial plants with differing bloom times, so you get different flowers throughout the year for season-long color. You might also want perennials with differing growth heights, like grasses and ground covers, to add texture and variety to your landscape.

If you have any questions about the best type of perennial plants for your garden’s needs, contact Garden Goods Direct to speak with one of our nursery experts.

How Do You Care for Your Perennial Plants?

Perennial care differs from plant to plant, so it’s essential to consider the individual needs of each shrub before purchase. Sun and shade plants have very different light needs, and many differ in their watering needs. What is universal, however, is the necessity of quality soil. Be sure to fertilize your soil regularly, especially before planting, to support healthy root systems for longer perennial lifespans.

If you ever have any questions about the care of your perennial plants, feel free to contact Garden Goods Direct to get advice from a nursery expert! We are happy to help.

Order Your Perennials from Garden Goods Direct Today

Wherever you live, you can buy sun perennials online from Garden Goods Direct, America’s number one online garden center. Each of our plants is inspected and given Woodie’s Seal of Approval to ensure it meets our quality standards — meaning your satisfaction is guaranteed. You can also sign up for our email list and receive coupons and helpful gardening tips. Put in your order today to get the plants you need to beautify your home.