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.

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.

Aster Purple Dome great late season bloomer with good color and attracts pollinators

Check out our suggestions for your rock garden. Rock gardens are perfect for areas that are sloped, terraced, in full sun, have poor soil, or are located in dry regions.

Decadence® 'Blueberry Sundae' - False Indigo - Baptisia hybrid

Decadence® 'Blueberry Sundae' - False Indigo - Baptisia hybrid

Proven Winners Decadence Blueberry Sundae False Indigo Baptisa hybrid: Planted 2 of these in the West Garden in 2012 **August My baptisia are thriving.

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

Perennial flowers!

Digitalis Candy Mountain is one of our easy to grow perennials and is available for mail order from Graceful Gardens.

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.

Russian Sage PEEK-A-BLUE, Perovskia atriplicifolia 'WALPPB', a shorter version that tops out at about 28"; blooms midsummer into early fall; good companion for coneflower

Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

Russian Sage PEEK-A-BLUE - The lacy, silvery leaves look lovely with the lavender blue flowers that don't flop over. Blooms midsummer into early fall. Attract hummingbirds & deer aren't interested.

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

15 Native Plants for the Midwestern Garden

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:

Salvia...love this plant. It's hard to kill and blooms a lot!

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the Mountain West & High Plains

Meadow Sage: Meadow sage produces wonderful clusters of violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall. Name: Salvia 'May Night' Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 28 inches tall Zones:

Clustered Bellflower Clustered bellflower produces showy, five-petaled, bell-shaped flowers that come in shades of blue, purple, and pink. They usually bloom for several weeks in summer and make excellent cut flowers, lasting for a week or more in the vase. Zones 3-8

The Best Perennials for Cutting

'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

Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

Leucanthemum - Fluffy 2 to wide flowers bloom from June through frost. Dead head to encourage reblooming. Full sun or partial shade & well drained soil.

Dicentra 'Amore Rose' PPAF. Bleeding Hearts aren't just for spring! Enjoy their flowers right into summer with this long blooming variety!

Dicentra Amore Rose Name: Dicentra ‘Amore Rose’ Growing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: inches tall, inches wide Zones: Source: Terra Nova Pinned from: Better Homes & Gardens

Boltonia Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plant Encyclopedia.

Boltonia Boltonia asteroides selections Light:Sun,Part SunPlant feet Type:PerennialLooking almost like a tall baby's breath, boltonia is a large, late summer showstopper in the perennial border

Yarrow

Yarrow Achillea Yarrow is one of those plants that give a wildflower look to any garden. In fact, it is indeed a native plant and, predictab.

japanese anemone

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.

Blazing Star~  A 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.  Zones 3-9

The Best Perennials for Cutting

Liatris ~ A 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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