11 Long-Lasting Blooming Perennials

These perennials are the best bang for your buck, giving you long-lasting, blooming flowers for years to come.

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    'Irish Eyes' Gloriosa Daisy

    The flowers of 'Iris Eyes' Gloriosa Daisy are yellow with green centers, or eyes. These blooming perennials fill the garden with flowers shortly after planting them in the spring and will continue all summer long, even in long and dry spells. Cuts from the gloriosa daisy can last up to 2 weeks at a time, making it ideal as a bouquet or centerpiece.

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  • Gaillardia 'Goblin' 2 of 12

    'Goblin' Blanket Flower

    A true beauty to welcome the fall season! These blooming perennial flowers come in a bright shade of red with a yellow rim. They start to show color in early June and still bloom through September. These blooms are also very low maintenance, requiring little watering. Gaillardia 'Goblin' spread well and mound nicely with other plants. Try them in large garden or tucked in a rock wall.

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  • Phlox caroliniana 'Magnificence', Carolina phlox 3 of 12

    ‘Magnificence’ Phlox

    It isn't a problem for 'Magnificence' phlox to bloom and bloom. These blooming perennials show off from the middle of June through the middle of July with huge, fragrant flower heads that are especially great for cutting. After cutting off the perennial flowers, more blooms will appear before your eyes within a week or so—even before they reseed!

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    'Max Frei' Geranium

    Geraniums are a springtime favorite and provide bright flowers that will take your breath away. 'Max Frei' are long-lasting perennials that stay put from spring to mid summer with beautiful bright purple and pink blooms. Geraniums in general require little maintenance and love full- to parital-sun exposure.

  • Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' 5 of 12

    'Butterfly Blue' Pincushion Flower

    'Butterfly Blue' pincushion flower is true to its name, attracting butterflies of all shapes and sizes to its lavender-blue blooms. These spring-blooming perennials bloom from April to frost with nonstop color and vibrance, especially if deadheaded regularly. They prefer full sun and are great companions with phlox or veronicas.

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  •  Hibiscus moscheutos Summer Storm 6 of 12

    'Summer Storm' Hibiscus

    Hibiscus 'Summer Storm' welcomes summer with ease. These beautiful bloomers come in shades of white, pink, red, and rose. Known for their tropical hardiness, the perennials love the attention from hummingbirds and other pollinators from midsummer to early fall. Bring your garden to life with their showy blooms all summer long!

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    'Nelly Moser' Clematis

    'Nelly Moser' clematis is virtually maintenance free, perfect for enjoying spring and summer warmth. Clematis are one of the most beautiful flowering vines on the market, showcasing large fuchsia-pink blooms that give a great show and last for many weeks. These showy perennials barely have to be cut back, but should be deadheaded when blooming is over and dead leaves set in.

  • Dianthus 'Everlast Burgundy Blush' 8 of 12

    Miniature Carnations

    Miniature carnations are a gardener's favorite, especially known for their beautiful, romantic blooms. Otherwise known as dianthus caryophyllus, these flowers bloom from early spring until frost and their silver gray-green foliage stays during the drab months of winter, enticing the thoughts of spring and summer. For truly continuous blooms, expelling dead blooms is a must for long-lasting blooming perennials to die for.

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    'Moonbeam' Coreopsis

    Coreopsis are known for their love of sun and as long-blooming perennials, but 'Moonbeam' coreopsis takes the cake. They bloom almost nonstop from late June to fall and show off light yellow blooms with charm. These perennials need to be deadheaded by shearing off any old flowers, which will promote continuous blooms for years to come.

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    Ox Eye Sunflower

    Heliopsis helianthoides will win your heart over in single and double varieties. These perennial flowers start blooming in July and strut their stuff right up to frost. Its beautiful yellow petals will love glistening in its favorite growing spot—the sun. These sunflowers are great for a summertime garden!

  • Daylily Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro' 11 of 12

    'Stella d'Oro' Daylily

    Daylilies are so easy to grow you'll often find them growing in ditches and fields as escapees from gardens, yet they look so delicate, producing glorious trumpet-shape blooms in myriad colors. These blooming perennials show off all through the summer months, sometimes longer if deadheaded regularly.

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