Perennials are easy to grow flowers that die back each winter and then return the following spring. They provide a lot of color without a lot of maintenance. Since they disappear in the winter, you may not want to use them in areas where year round color is important, such as at the entryway to your home. Perennials are one of the most easy and cost efficient ways to add color and interest to one’s yard. Perennials come in many sizes and colors, with varying times and lengths of blooms. Many perennials can be divided and transplanted to other parts of the garden. Most perennials do best in well drained soil amended with organic matter. Sand may be added to loosen the soil. Click on the links below to see some of the many perennials which thrive in Georgia.
Black Snakeroot is a tall, showy, summer blooming herb. It grows best in moist soil that is not especially acidic and in partial shade.
Hostas are long time favorites with a great range of foliage and flowers. They are great for the shade garden. They can be grown in full sun, but must be watered.
Grown for their foliage, ferns are unbeatable for providing an airy, light feeling to the shade garden. Ferns need to be grown in partial to full shade.
The plant grows 24″ – 36″ with deep yellow daisies on compact plants. It blooms from mid-summer to fall and grows in full sun to partial shade.
These daisy-like flowers of purple, rose, or white grow best in full sun. Blooms from mid to late summer on upright, spreading plants.
It grows 18″ – 24″ with 1 1/2″ to 2″ yellow flowers. Cultivars include ‘Moonbeam’, with pale yellow flowers, and ‘Early Sunrise’ with 2″, semi-double, golden yellow flowers. This plant blooms June – October.
Another variety of coreopsis, “Moonbeam”.
This plant is fragrant all summer long. The blooms are shades of pink, red, purple, and white. It grows 18″ – 30″