Vibrant Perennials

Vibrant Perennials

Posted by Tammy Sons on Dec 21, 2016

Planting Vibrant Perennials Accents a Garden

Perennials are vibrant plants in various colors, textures, and shapes. The underground part of perennials can withstand the cold winter months, so they’ll return in the spring for several years. Choosing several varieties instead of a large mixture of clash colors will accent your garden with balance. You can also choose your favorite perennial and add a color scheme to complement it. 

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Perennials are low-maintenance plants if grown in a location that receives lots of sunlight and is correctly cared for. These plants can be easily moved to different garden areas and still grow well. Several perennials are red cardinal flowers, yellow Day Lillies, and orange coneflower. The vibrant colors attract birds, bees, and hummingbirds, which feed off the nectar.

Red cardinal flowers are so vivid that they brighten a garden even in the shade and look beautiful alongside yellow Day Lillies. These flowers grow best in moist soil and partial shade but can also tolerate full sun. A red cardinal flower will bloom from mid-summer to mid-fall and grow about 2 to 3 1/2 inches tall.

Yellow Day Lillies bloom from late spring to autumn and can grow in various climates. Care is relatively easy with regular watering and plenty of sunlight. They need about six hours of full sun but can tolerate part shade. These flowers quickly adapt to good soil, but they should be moist and well-drained.

Coneflowers are also called Perennial Echinacea. Another name for the Orange Coneflower is Black-eyed Susan. It’s an herbaceous perennial or plant without a woody stem. It grows very fast and can grow up to 24 inches. It needs full sunlight and somewhat moist conditions. Some Orange Coneflower color groups are Orange Meadowbrite, Summer Sun, Firebird, and Hot Papaya. The largest plant in this color group is called Sunset.

Perennials are a wonderful accent to many types of gardens. Avoid overwatering perennials or fungi that could grow. It’s essential to let the soil completely dry out between watering times. Add organic material as mulch at least twice a year. Only use a small amount of fertilizer, or plants may grow too big and not produce flowers.