Gardening

The best perennial flowers for your garden

Perennial plants are ideal for growing in a garden and this is due to the longevity and beauty of their main leaves and flowers. Perennial plants and flowers can live for more than two years, that is, more than two seasonal cycles without their leaves falling off. That way, find out which are the best perennial flowers for your garden and make sure it always remains flowery and charming.

Astromelia

Astromelia is also known as Peruvian lily or Brazilian honeysuckle and belongs to the family of Alstroemeriaceae. These are flowers that are very similar to lilies, as they have different colors and are widely used in the preparation of bouquets and table centers. Astromelia is a flower that does well in fertile and well-drained soils and, as such, needs to be properly fertilized. This plant can reach about 60 to 90 centimeters in height and needs to be grown under full sun or half shade so that it can grow in a healthy way.

Aster

Aster is a delicate and ultra resistant flower that has more than 600 different species. These are exclusive flowers with white, blue, red, pink, purple tones and they all have a yellow center. Aster is one of the most popular hybrid plants , as it results from the combination of the large Italian asters and the long flowering of the Himalayan asters and, as such, can grow to about 60 centimeters in height.

Snow (Nepeta Faassenii)

Nêveda is a wild plant that belongs to the Labiatae family, the same as mint and nettles. It is a plant that has a perennial root, it has square, erect and branched stems and can reach about 1 to 1.5 meters in height. This is a flower that has toothed leaves in the shape of a heart and usually blooms in late spring and early summer.

Cone flower

The Cone Flower (echinacea) is a long-lasting perennial that returns every year to color and shine a garden in the summer season. It is a type of flower that stands out for being very drought tolerant and low maintenance. Cone flowers have a wide variety of colors such as pink, orange, white and yellow and can reach about 60 centimeters in height.

Coreópsis (Punch Mango)

Coreópsis is also known as yellow daisy and belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a flower that presents a dense branch, with thick leaves and a vibrant green pigmentation. The petals that this flower presents are expanded, yellow and have jagged edges. Coreópsis (Punch Mango) must be grown in a fertile and nutrient-rich land and, despite being a perennial plant, requires two replantations per year.

Trovisco (Euphorbia characias wulfenii)

Trovisco is a plant that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which is distinguished by the height of its shrubs. This plant is about 1.5 meters high and one meter wide, forming a dense branch from the base of the plant. Each stem has blue and green leaves and each flower is about 5 to 7.5 centimeters long. Trovisco must have a prolonged exposure to the sun and must be watered regularly.

Forget-me-nots (Don’t forget about me)

Forget-me-nots are also known as “don’t forget me” and are a magnificent herbaceous plant with extraordinary blue flowers. Its leaves and flowers are velvety and have a small size and diverse branch, about 30 to 40 centimeters in height. Forget-me-nots should be strategically placed in your garden , so that it collects all the light necessary for its growth. The soil where it is planted must be as fertile as possible and must be constantly irrigated.

Gailárdia (Gaillardia x grandiflora)

Gailárdia has the scientific name of Gaillardia x grandiflora and belongs to the Asteraceae family, the same as daisies and sunflowers. There are about 24 different species of Gailardias and when they cross, excellent hybrids are produced to decorate a garden. As a rule, Gailardia flowers have a red or purple center and yellow and orange edges. On the other hand, the leaves are elongated and hairy and flowering occurs during the spring and summer season.

Gaura lindheimeri

Gaura lindheimeri is a plant that belongs to the Onagraceae family. It is a herbaceous that is about 50 to 150 centimeters high, has a dense and branched stem and develops from an underground rhizome. Its leaves are hairy and boast 1 to 9 centimeters in height and 1 to 13 centimeters in width, with a spacious toothed margin. Gaura sprouts in early spring and blooms until the first autumn frosts. It has several colors, from pure white to dark pink and that is why it is widely used in the ornamentation of a garden.

Chilean Geum

Chiloense Geum is a plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is an ornamental flower that comes from Chile and has a yellow or orange color. They bloom in early spring or fall and need fertile, well-drained soil to grow properly. The Chilean Geum is distinguished in the landscape of a garden for its simplicity and exclusive beauty and has an average height of 40 centimeters and a width of 60 centimeters.

Yellow daisy (Rudbeckia hirta)

The yellow daisy has the scientific name of Rudbeckia hirta and belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a very showy and flowery plant and that is why it is widely used in large lawns . It blooms in spring and summer and produces inflorescences of yellow gold color, with a brown and purple center. Its foliage is very beautiful and elegant and the leaves have serrated edges. The yellow daisy must be grown in full sun in beds rich in organic matter and must be watered periodically.

Heuchera

Heuchera is a plant that belongs to the Saxifragaceae family. This herbaceous has a basal foliage that grows up to 30 to 75 centimeters in height and 45 centimeters in width. It produces red, white or pink inflorescences and its leaves are thin and slight with cut or lobed edges. Heuchera is a plant that needs to be grown in full sun and in shady places, and usually performs better in moist, well-drained and humus-rich soil.

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis Fruticosa)

Jerusalem Salvia has the scientific name of Phlomis Fruticosa and belongs to the Labiaceae family. It is a flower that is distributed throughout the Mediterranean region and presents itself in open and very hot places. It is a shrub that can reach about 4 meters in height and is very popular due to its perfume and the beauty of its leaves and flowers. Jerusalem sage blooms in spring and summer and produces yellow inflorescences, which stand out in the decoration and composition of a garden.

Lavender

Lavender is also known as Lavender and belongs to the Lamiaceae family. There are several species of Lavender, such as English, French and Spanish lavender and they all play an important role in the beautification of a space. They have opposite leaves, linear or lanceolate and stand out for being very aromatic. This plant has flowers blue or purple in the shape of spike and its flowering occurs in spring. Lavender is not demanding about soil fertility, but it must be well drained and receive direct sunlight so that it grows in a healthy and consistent manner.

Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus)

Santolina has the scientific name of Santolina chamaecyparissus and belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a plant shrub that is popular thanks to its golden color and delicious aroma. It is a small flower, which can reach about 30 to 90 centimeters in height and is very branched. It blooms in summer and produces inflorescences of yellow color with gray and pointed leaves. Santolina is a plant that needs prolonged exposure to the sun and is best suited to sandy soils and rich in organic matter. You should be aware that this plant needs to be constantly watered in order to bloom strong and healthy.

Pentstemon (Pentstemon Gloxinioides)

Pentstemon has the scientific name of Pentstemon Gloxinioides and belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. It is an herbaceous with upright and branched branches at the base. Its flowers are bell-shaped and come in various colors and sizes. This is a plant that looks great in a flower bed or in pots and that is why it is much appreciated by most gardeners. Pentstemon should be grown in full sun, on fertile and fertile soil and watered regularly.

Pineapple sage (Salvia Elegans)

Pineapple salvia has the scientific name of Salvia Elegans and is originally from the United States of America (USA), found mainly in Mexico and Guatemala. It is a shrub that blooms from March to May and, in some cases, in late autumn. It grows about 1.2 to 1.5 meters in length and has very deep roots. It is a plant that needs to receive a lot of sun and does better with fertile and well-drained soil. Sage leaves have the particularity of smelling like pineapple and that is why this flower is widely used as a flavoring, in the preparation of the most varied sweets, salads and appetizers.

Sage Leucantha

Salvia Leucantha is a tropical flower that comes from the central USA and belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is a vigorous plant that has a branched inflorescence and its shape resembles an ear. It is a very fragrant plant that has several colors, such as white, red, purple, yellow, among others, and that makes all the difference in the constitution of a landscape. Sage Leucantha can reach about 90 centimeters to 1.5 meters in length and needs to be grown in a fertile and sandy soil.

Sedum Telephium

Sedum Telephium is a perennial herb that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is a plant that is very colorful, with small, star-shaped flowers. This flower is about 60 centimeters high and 60 centimeters to 1.2 meters wide and requires fertile and well-drained soil to grow properly.

Sea Thistle (Eryngium amethystinum)

The Sea Thistle has the scientific name of Eryngium amethystinum and belongs to the Apiaceae family. It is a plant that has numerous associated species and has a cosmopolitan distribution, usually in rocky and coastal areas. They have thorny leaves, with dome-shaped umbrellas similar to the thistles inflorescences, with a whorl of basal spiny bracts. It should be noted that the Cardo Marítimo can reach about 50 cm in height and is highly appreciated for its exclusive foliage.

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