Perennial Spring Flowers
That Delight the Eye
spring flowers tell us that winter is nearly over. While cool-season annuals
provide early spring color, most perennial flowers are just beginning to
grow. We also think of Easter
flowers when talking about planting spring flowers.
To simplify your
flower garden ideas, here are some easy-to-grow perennial flowers to
include in your garden plans. Remember, perennials come back year after year...
so place them where you'd like them to stay.
Quick Flower Guide to Easy Perennials
Daylily - Height: to 1 ½ to 3 ½ feet.
Daylilies are terrific because they need no maintenance; they are very easy to
grow. They can be planted in full sun or partial shade. You can divide them in
late summer and fall, and replant them! They bloom in all colors except blue and
Geranium - Height: 6 inches to 1 ½
feet. This hardy perennial blooms in late spring and summer. Flowers are pink,
magenta and purple. These make wonderful edging flowers. They require no special
care, and do well in sun and partial shade. They even grow well in poor soil.
Hosta - Height: Up to 3 feet. If you
have shady areas, hosta flowers are a perfect fit. The blooms are white,
lavender or violet, and the foliage can be quite varied from solid green to
yellow-gold. Some leaves are colorfully striped. Hostas are quite useful as
ground cover under trees, in flower beds, and as edgings. These spring flowers
can take hot, dry spells and can even survive poor soils. Locate Hosta flowers
properly, and they'll last a lifetime.
Iris - Height: 6 to 50 inches. Irises
are easy to grow and come in many varieties. The beautiful blooms of these
spring flowers appear from spring to early summer and will brighten up any
garden plans. The most common and hardy iris plant is the tall bearded iris.
Their magnificent blooms like the full sun, and their only demand is moist,
Shasta Daisy -
Height: 1 to 4 feet. Need a season-long supply of flowering blooms? Shasta
daisies are the perfect spring flowers. They have strong stems and can be
planted in full sun or partial shade. Keep their soil moist and drained, and
you'll enjoy these flowers from late spring through the summer months.
Find climbing perennial flowers that
will thrive if planted
on a garden trellis!
flowers remind us that its time to enjoy our gardens. To know the hardiness
of perennial flowers to choose for your area, be sure to check your planting
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plant, right along with your spring flowers. Add a taste of the tropics to your
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