Planting a variety of perennials and annuals in the garden is always a good idea, but get more bang for your buck with long blooming perennials. These varieties of perennials are known for a long lasting show of color.
Shasta daisies, Russian sage, salvia, coreopsis, coneflower, yarrow, and gaillardia are hardy, drought tolerant, and make welcome additions to most flowerbeds. Shasta daisies are a familiar and friendly flower, blossoming from summer to fall. Russian sage is a prolific bloomer, growing into a large mound of beautiful blue flowers, blooming in late spring and are often the last to die back. Salvia May Night and East Friesland Salvia are great in full sun. They are blue/purple and give a striking pop of color. Coreopsis is a cheerful yellow-gold and reaches about 18 inches tall. Agastache come in several colors, are deer resistant, and perfect for summer through fall color. Nepeta, known as catmint, is shorter, dusty blue, and will sometimes flower a second time if cut back after its first bloom. Penstemon is another great low maintenance and long blooming choice with native varieties available. Your local garden center can help you find perennials with bold color that lasts!
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