Home Gardening Blog

Long-blooming Perennials for Your Garden

posted on
Long-blooming Perennials for Your Garden

Winter is upon us but this is a great time to begin planning for color in your garden next year. As you might expect, we at the Plant Doctor Desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening get many inquiries into plants that will be in continous bloom in their garden. Although we don't know of any plants that are always in bloom there certainly are many perennials that have a very long season of bloom. Our newest Visual Guide - Long-blooming Perennials address this need. This, along with a new feature in our Plant Finder will give you many excellent plants for your Garden.

Let's take a closer look at this new Long-Blooming Perennials Visual Guide. First, the plants are organized by thier sun requirements. Those requiring full sun are listed first, then full sun to part shade and finally part shade to full shade. For best growth, select plants for the right location.

A new feature in our "List View" in a Plant Finder search results - inclusion of Tried & True scores (T&T) and Plants of Merit (POM) - will also help you evaluate other good, similar plants. For example, the first plant listed in the Full Sun section is Achillea 'Coronation Gold'. It is a very good yarrow but there are also other yarrows (Achillea) that might also be good. To locate these, copy "Achillea" and past it into the"Basic Search" box on the Plant Finder Search page, select "List View" and here are your results. Look for other plants that have high T&T scores or are a POM and you have more good choices! 

Need more help or other gardening information? At the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening we can help. Just use this website, call in your questions to the Horticulture Answer Service (M-F from 9-Noon @ 314-577-5143) or ask your questions in person at the Plant Doctor Desk (Monday-Saturday from 10-3.) 

Posted in: Winter | Tags: perennials , plant selection | Comments (0) | View Count: (1303)
Comment function is not open