No-Brainer Seasonal Flower Guide
Need some help deciding on the perfect seasonal perennials for a specific season? Have no fear -- your perfect flower planting guide is here! Enjoy beautiful seasonal flowers every day from spring to fall with our guide to perennial flowers by bloom season.
Perennials are loved by gardeners for their ability to grace a landscape year after year, often growing stronger and more beautiful as they age. But unlike ever-blooming annuals, most perennials have a relatively short bloom season, lasting from a few days to a few weeks. Planting a variety of perennials with staggered bloom times ensures flowers in your yard all season long.
Here are a couple of tips for success when planning your seasonal flowers:
- Remember to plant perennials with showy foliage or other seasonal attributes so that when the flower burst is finished, attractive leaf color or pattern, seedpods, or texture remains.
- Increase the volume of plants you use if you want season-long color. Where three or four annuals brighten a bed with nonstop blooms, you may need at least a dozen different perennials to ensure long-lasting color.
Utilize the list below as your seasonal flower guide to help you plan out your seasonal perennials.
Spring Seasonal Perennials for Shade
Spring Seasonal Perennials for Sun
Late Spring to Early Summer Seasonal Perennials for Shade
Late Spring to Early Summer Seasonal Perennials for Sun
Summer Seasonal Perennials for Sun
- Balloon flower (Platycodon)
- Bee balm (Monarda)
- Bellflower (Campanula)
- Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
- Blanketflower (Gaillardia)
- Blazing star (Liatris)
- Butterfly weed (Asclepias)
- Catmint (Nepeta)
- Coneflower (Echinacea)
- Evening primrose (Oenothera)
- Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata)
- Globe thistle (Echinops)
- Hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)
- Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
- Hyssop (Agastache)
- Lavender (Lavandula)
- Lily (Lilium)
- Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)
- Meadowsweet (Filipendula)
- Mullein (Verbascum)
- Pincushion flower (Scabiosa)
- Red-hot poker (Kniphofia)
- Sea holly (Eryngium)
- Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
- Yarrow (Achillea)