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The following list of perennial flowers will help you choose just which permanent plants you want to invite into your garden to stay. When planning your perennial garden, keep in mind the fact that some of these plants could be around for many years to come. These are the plants which will live from three to thirty years or more, depending on how happy they are.
So even though you don't need a pencil and paper to map out your garden, it's a good idea to give it some thought before you go out and buy what could be a quite expensive plant. You need to know how to care for it so that your investment is not wasted - and where to put it.
If you are just starting out and have a large, bare plot to cover, it can be quite overwhelming, but imagine a garden without any perennials ... It's worth it. Of course the main things to plant first are the Trees (if you want some), then the tall Woody Perennials such as Roses, Rhododendrons and Hydrangeas, and then the smaller Herbaceous Perennials. Herbaceous Perennials are the ones that are easiest to deal with and move around if you get them wrong eg. Chrysanthemums. The Herbaceous Perennials are the ones which die back each year to ground level, and then bloom again in the spring. The best examples of these would have to be the Bulbs.
After you know what is going where, it's time to think of the Annuals which can be tucked in between the Perennials. When planning your garden, keep in mind the fact that Herbaceous Perennials fit well with evergreen shrubs and small trees and bushes. See more information on this site: Perennial Flowers.
The following List of Perennial Flowers contains flowers which are common and easy to grow. In some cold areas they are only grown as Annuals. The information will be on the tag. I hope the images at the top of each page will give you some ideas about your perennial flower garden design. Check back here often as I add what I find because this list is by no means complete!
Achillea millefolium. (Yarrow family).
African Daisy. (Osteospermum)
Agapanthus. (Star of Bethlehem).
Ageratum houstonianum. (Floss Flower).
Allium bisceptrum. (Twincrest Onion).
Alstromeria. (Peruvian Day Lily).
Amaranthus. (Prince's Feather).
Anchusa. (Dropmore Flower, Italian Bugloss).
Aster. (Daisy Family).
Astilbe Flower. (False Spirea).
Aurinia saxatillis. (Basket of Gold, Alyssum saxatilllis).