Dare play with varieties showing your personality in your own garden, even if you have to shuffle them around for the next year to give them their full value.

Perennials that bloom for 4 weeks or more

Adam's needle

Balloon flower

Bellflower

Bigroot cranesbille

Black-eyed Susan

Blanket flower 'Baby Cole' and 'Goblin'

Bleeding heart 'Luxuriant'

Blood-red cranesbill

Chinese delphinium

Common pink mallow

Common spiderwort

Common yarrow 'Cerise Queen' and 'Fire king'

Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' and 'Sunburst'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' and 'Zagreb'

Daylily 'Happy Return' and 'Stella de Oro'

English daisy

English lavender

Fleabane

Forget-me-not

Gooseneck loostrife

Himalayan fleeceflower

Hybrid red chrysanthemum 'clara curtis'

Hybrid yarrow 'Summer Pastel'

Iceland poppy

Jacob's ladder

Lady's-mantle

Mountain bluet

Perennial lavatera

Persian catmint

Pink campion

Plume poppy

Potentilla

Purple coneflower

Russian sage

Sedum 'autumn joy'

Spike speedwell

Stokes' aster

Violet sage 'May Night' and 'East Friesland'

Yellow chamomile

Perennials for dry, well-drained soil

Adam's needle

Basket-of-gold

Black-eyed Susan

Blanket flower

Butterfly weed

Common spurge

Cypress spurge

English lavender

Griffithii euphorbia

Fleabane

Golden-carpet

Hens-and-chickens

Hybrid sneezeweed

Lavender

Lamb's ears

Myrtle euphorbia

Orange stonecrop

Sedum

Spike gayfeather

Sunflower heliopsis

Thin-leafed sunflower

Threadleaf coreopsis

Thyme

Tickweed

Two-row stonecrop

Violet sage

Yarrow

 

Yellow chamomile

Perennials for shade or partial shade

Alpine columbine

Asian hybrid lily

Astilbe

Bethlehem sage

Big-leafed ligularia

Bigroot cranesbill

Black snakeroot

Bleeding heart

Bleeding heart 'Luxuriant'

Blue star

Bugleweed

Bunchberry

Canterbury bells

Cardinal flower

Clustered bellflower

Coral bells

Creeping Jacob's ladder

Drumstick primrose

Fall anemone

Forget-me-not

Foxglove

Fringed bleeding heart

Goat's beard

Gooseneck loosestrife

Gout weed

Greater periwinkle

Himalayan fleeceflower

Hosta

Jacob's ladder

Japanese primrose

Japanese spurge

Lactiflora bellflower

Lady's-mantle

Lily-of-the-valley

Lobelia

Masterwort

Monkshood

Narrow-spiked ligularia

Obedience

Peachleaf bellflower

Periwinkle

Polyanthus primrose

Queen-of-the-prairie

Red barrenwort

Red turtlehead

Solomon's seal

Spiderwort

Sweet woodruff

Windflower

Woodland forget-me-not

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