Perennial flowers can be the best flowers for your flower garden. They can bloom year-round, and they do not need replanting unless you are in a very warm climate. Annuals, which bloom for only one growing season, are not as versatile as perennials. Annuals typically have a hard, upright growth habit, like a shrub or vine, that is capable of pulling up a substantial amount of soil to keep itself alive. Perennials, on the other hand, have a softer, more pliable growth habit; they typically have two or three growth styles, and they do not require much soil to stay alive.
Many perennials are also easy to maintain. You simply plow them into the ground, set them with their roots down, cover them up with mulch, and you are done. Unlike annuals, you will not have to worry about pruning. Perennials are also very forgiving. In fact, many times you do not even have to prune them – you simply allow them to bloom and then take them down when the flowers appear to “peak.”
So, what are the best perennial flowers for your flower garden? The answer is pretty simple: anything that has color, especially the flowers, and can survive in partial sun. Here are some examples:
* Ivy is one plant that can tolerate partial sunlight. It is a deciduous plant that grow in many different varieties, and it has gray-green leaves. Ivy’s flowers are large, and they range from white to purple. You can plant this variety of plant in the shade, and in the sun, or you can grow it up higher in the shade. As long as you remember to water your plant regularly, you can have an endless display of colors for your yard.
* Compress Ivy is a deciduous perennial flower that can grow up to eight inches high. It has beautiful flowers that range from lavender to a deep purple. In addition to flowers, this variety has creeping roots that add to its attractive features. It will do best in full sun, but it is not a good idea to let it sit out all year round.
* Pruning evergreens is not recommended if you are trying to grow a flower garden in full sun. This is because they will not bloom unless the ground is fairly warm, and they will freeze to death if they are left out in the cold. However, they do great with partial shade and will thrive even in temperatures that are a bit below what you would consider “normal.” A side bonus is that pruning evergreens make the plants more susceptible to disease, which gives you the opportunity to harvest diseased leaves to use as mulch.
* Umbelliferous perennials, such as daffodils, crocus, hydrangeas, phlox, and Veronica, are a slightly different breed of plant than the umbeliferouss. While they are shade tolerant, these types of flowers do not do well in direct sunlight. If you are growing these flowers, you might consider a type that has some sort of artificial sun-shading. These include the crocus and phlox, but there are other options available.
* Some flowers are not bothered by the sun and will do fine in full sun. However, some will not do well at all or are very sensitive. The Iris, for example, will wither and die if it is left out in the sun for too long. This is why many people avoid the sun altogether when planting a flower garden. Other flowers that should be planted in a flower garden are those that are native to your area and will grow in the area regardless of the weather conditions.