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Perennials reward from year to year -- but there are so many to choose from. Where to start? Use these guides to color, type, and region, as well as blooms that are great for cutting and making a big impact. Start by picking from the top daylilies, salvias, irises, and hostas. Once summer turns into autumn, fill your garden with perfect, stunning jewel-tone shades with fall-blooming plants. We show you how with foliage plants, flowers, and ornamental grasses, as well as all the varieties (and colors) of mums. Ornamental grasses may not bloom, but they are reliable, low-maintenance stunners that offer impact nearly year-round; here are some of the best varieties. There are different no-fail plants for each region of the country; find the best ones for where you live. If you live in a tropical climate (or just love the textures, colors, and scents of warm-weather regions), find how to surround yourself with heat-loving plants. You may think that difficult conditions -- including clay, damp or dry climates, shady landscapes, seaside gardens, woodland spots, or drought-tolerant spots -- make it impossible for you to successfully garden; learn the best plants that prove otherwise. Trough gardens are a great way to grow small drought-tolerant perennials, succulents, and alpine plants. Here are some of the best.

A Gallery of Top Daylilies

Few perennials offer the versatility of daylilies. We've pulled together a...

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

When summer heat kicks in, rely on these drought-tolerant plants to hold their...

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Add some flower power to your garden this year with any of these tough-as-nail...

Tough Perennials that Grow in Dry Shade

Those dry, shaded spots in your yard don't have to be barren. Rely on these...

Astilbe

Astilbe brings a graceful, feathering note to moist, shady landscapes. In...

10 Great Groundcover Plants

Whether they're low and sleek or tall and blousy, groundcover plants do just...

Perennial geranium

One of the longest bloomers in the garden, hardy geranium bears little flowers...

Miscanthus

Miscanthus is one of the most prized of ornamental grasses, and one particular...

The Biggest Wastes of Landscaping Dollars

Save money and garden smarter by avoiding these plants with a lower chance of...

The Best Easy-Care Perennial Flowers

Add a profusion of colorful flowers that come back every year with these...

21 Spring Flowers for Your Garden

Early spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming. Our...

Perennials Designed to Withstand the Harshest of Winters

When tough winters turn yards into piles of twigs, gardeners rethink their...

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Clay soil makes gardening tough. It's slippery when wet, and it bakes solid...

Easy Groundcovers

Let easy-growing groundcovers be the solution to your landscaping problems....

Big Perennials for Big Impact

Create a living privacy screen, hide an ugly fence, or add a beautiful garden...

Top Plant Picks for Late-Summer Color

Keep the color coming on strong through the end of the growing season with...

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Give your garden four seasons of interest with low-maintenance ornamental...

20 Best Perennials for Your Garden

Here's an easy-grow collection of the best perennial flowers that are perfect...

Rock cress

Rock cress, as you can guess from the name, is one of those plants that like...

Fall Mums: Your Ultimate Care Guide

For the perfect late-season bloomer, you can't go wrong with fall mums. Get...

The Best Perennials for Shade

Brighten up sheltered spots in your landscape with these easy-to-grow shade...

How to Grow, Maintain, and Divide Bearded Iris

Bearded iris is among the most elegant -- and easy to grow -- flowers of sprin...

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