Here is a wonderful perennial flower garden design that will provide many years of beauty and enjoyment. Since perennials come back every year, replanting is not required! The key to a wonderful perennial flower garden is a vigilant selection of plants, so we’ve given careful thought to our plot plan and plant list.
Perennial plants not only keep coming back year after year, but they also can produce colorful blooms for more than two months. Attractive leaves, flashy seed heads, and attractive foliage add even more attention. For early color, you can add crocuses, daffodils, and other spring bulbs.
This 5×10-foot rectangle perennial flower garden plan suits a path or driveway border and needs full sun and well-drained soil. For longer beds, you may repeat the pattern.
Perennial Flower Garden Plan
Perennial Garden Plant List
‘Blue Ice’ Bluestar (perennial)
Place dense mounds feature starry blue ice flower clusters in mid or late spring. Slender, dark-green leaves turn dazzling yellow in fall. It is about 18 inches long and grows in 4 to 9 Zone. Plant at least six plants.
Purple coneflower (perennial)
These Large, purple-pink and daisy-form flowers with prominent centers flourish through the summer. It blossoms atop 3- to 5-foot-tall stems. Also look for cultivars with orange, white, or yellow flowers. It grows in Zones 3 to 9. Grow six plants.
‘Miss Manners’ obedient plant (perennial)
Its Sturdy, straight stems are topped with spines of bright-white blooms from midsummer to early fall. Obedient plant can be an uncontrolled spreader. It is 18 to 24 inches tall and blooms in Zones 3 to 9. Grow six plants.
‘Little Bunny’ fountain grass (perennial)
Thick clumps of prickly foliage feature brushy, silver seed blooms from late summer into winter. It is 12 to 18 inches tall and grows in Zones 5 to 9. Grow nine plants.
Lady’s mantle (perennial)
Its one-foot-tall mounds of gracefully pleated, silky, scalloped-edge leaves brag frothy clusters of greenish-yellow flowers in early to midsummer. It is about 18 inches tall and bloom and grows in Zones 4 to 7. Grow three plants.
‘Zagreb’ coreopsis (perennial)
Its fairly spreading clumps of slight green leaves bear an abundance of daisy-like bright-yellow flowers through summer. It is 12 to 18 inches tall in season and blooms in Zones 4 to 9. Grow three plants.
‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass (perennial)
Bunch of grassy foliage, 2 to 3 feet tall at the beginning, mark 5- to 6-foot-tall stalks that are topped with pinkish grey plumes in summer and coffee colour in winter. It grows in Zones 5 to 9. Plant five plants.
So have you planned to plant your perennials flower garden for the coming arbor day to put your share in the fertility of the Earth?