Asters: Create bouquets in fall with lovely asters. These perennials bear lovely daisy-shaped flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. Smaller selections make great filler flowers.  Learn more about growing asters.

The Best Perennials for Cutting

Best Perennials for Cutting-Aster Create bouquets in fall with lovely asters. These perennials bear lovely daisy-shaped flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. Smaller selections make great filler flowers.

Allium Purple Sensation includes Persian-blue spheres. These spheres do all consist of hundreds of star-like florets and create a beautiful effect. Also great for perennial borders and naturalizing, t

Allium Purple Sensation

Create a beautiful landscape with this allium purple sensation. Check our shop for garden design, flower bed & landscaping ideas.

Blue Star Creeper
Easy-to-grow blue star creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis) produces pale-blue flowers that last from spring through early fall. It spreads quickly in filtered light but can also take full sun. ZONES 6-9

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Sprawling and Spilling Plants for Paved Areas: Isotoma fluviatilis 'Blue Star Creeper' (Laurentia)

'Freak!' Leucanthemum: A fun, fluffy, even freaky, Shasta daisy, 'Freak!' The fluffy 2- to 2-1/2-inch-wide flowers feature layers of white petals. Plant in partial shade in really hot climates. Flowers bloom from June through frost. To encourage reblooming, remove faded blooms. Name: Leucanthemum x superbum 'Freak!' Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 13 inches tall and 21 inches wide Zones: 4-8 Grow It With: Phlox

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' The fluffy to flowers feature layers of white petals. The long-blooming flowers Plant Flowers bloom from June through frost.Leucanthemum x superbum 'Freak!' Full sun or part shadeSize: To 13 inches tall and 21 inches wide.

Baptisia 'Decdance Lemon meranguie" The Plant Hunter

Decadence™ 'Lemon Meringue' False Indigo Baptisia hybrid Exposure Part Sun to Sun Season Spring Summer Mature Size 36 Inches

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata) 'Laura' --- Fragrant flowers in a unique shade of purple with a white star center offer a striking show. Great plant for the back of a sunny perennial border. In hot climates, provide partial shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Superb cut flower.

Monrovia's Laura Garden Phlox details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance.

Want one!  Japanese Anemone  Light:Sun,Part Sun  Zones:4-8  Plant Type:Perennial  Plant Height:1-3 feet tall  Plant Width:1-3 feet wide  Flower Color:White, pink, or rose flowers, depending on variety  Bloom Time: Some types bloom in early spring, others in late summer to fall

The Best Perennials for Cutting

Japanese Anemone Fill your late-summer and fall garden with cheery anemone blooms. The vigorous plants bear clusters of silky, shallow-cupped white, rose, or pink flowers with green buttonlike centers, surrounded by a halo of yellow stamens.

Penstemon- full sun, moist soil, early summer, to 2ft.

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A topnotch perennial, this penstemon offers gorgeous burgundy-tinged foliage and clusters of white flowers in early summer. Name: Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall Zones:

{Use Cool Colors for Shade}        "Impatiens are some of the best plants for shade. Here, 'Pink Swirl' impatiens create a lovely contrast for 'Riviera Midnight Blue' lobelia. This annual combination will give you the perfect reason to stop and rest beneath the shade of your favorite tree."        Growing Conditions: Shade and well-drained soil.

Top Annual Plant Pairings

Impatiens are some of the best plants for shade. Here, 'Pink Swirl' impatiens create a lovely contrast for 'Riviera Midnight Blue' lobelia. This annual combination will give you the perfect reason to stop and rest beneath the shade of your favorite tree.

Blazing Star-Blazing star evokes fireworks starting their ascent into the sky. It makes a dramatic statement with its unusual erect spires of deep pink to purple-pink, sometimes white flowers. It has grasslike foliage at its base. It can grow 1-8 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. Place this one in the back of your border behind smaller plants.

Flowers That Attract Bees

North American prairie native, blazing star bears spikes of white, rose, or purple flowers that attract butterflies. It's an excellent plant to add vertical accent to the perennial garden, and the blooms are ideal for cutting and drying.

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