5 Interesting Perennials to Plant for Spring

March 29, 2015

Naturescapes presents 5 interesting perennials to plant this spring.  These unique and natural plants are also less favored by deer— so it’s a win-win. A perennial plant is one that lasts for more than 2 years and blooms in the spring or summer


1. Epimedium (Barrenwort)

This semi-evergreen, taller ground cover works well in shadier garden areas.  The delicate yellow or red flowers are visible in spring.

2. Phlox stolonifera (Woodland Phlox)

This is a native ground covering plant that has blue or pink flowers.  Best for shadier to half sun woodland gardens.

3. Stylophorum (Celandine Poppy)

This is a terrific native perennial with a clear, yellow flower.  The plant blooms with spring bulbs and will happily spread through garden beds if allowed.

4. Ajuga (Bugleweed)

Great low groundcover for sunny to partly shade locations.  Some varieties have burgundy leaves and tiny purple flowers in spring.

5. Hellborous (Lenten Rose)

This late winter, early spring bloomer has white, chartreuse or purplish flowers.  No, it’s not a native but it does naturalize in the garden.  The foliage is evergreen and tolerates a half sun/half shade location.

If you are looking for some more garden inspiration, take a look at this Malvern landscape design project we completed.

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