Perennials are a category of flowers/plants that include plants such as hostas, daylilies, daisies, and much more. Perennials are the flowers that bloom year after year. These plants do require some knowledge of the plants’ necessary growing conditions but overall require minimum care. The following content are just a few examples of perennials.
Daylilies are very easy to grow. Many bloom through the summer, so you can admire their flowers all season long. Daylilies need full sun and well-drained soil and can grow up to 4 ft tall and 3 ft wide. Zones: 3-10
The Hibiscus is another easy perennial that blooms beautiful flowers all summer and through fall. Hibiscus plants require full sun and moist soils and can grow up to 8 ft tall and 4 ft wide. Zones: 5-10
Hostas are perfect for planting in shaded areas and are very durable plants. These perennials offer a wide range of colors and sizes and bloom whiteish lavender colored flowers in the summer. Hostas thrive in moist shaded areas with well-drained soil. Zones: 3-9
Peonies are hardy plants that are very beautiful and low-maintenance. These flowers typically bloom in the early summer. Peonies require full sun and well drained soil and can grow up to 4 ft tall to 4 ft wide. Zones: 3-8
FUN FACT: In gardening lore, it is bad luck to move a peony plant. This is because you might have your eyes pecked out by bird beaks since the peony is associated with the Greek God, Paeon. The peony plant was Paeon’s sacred flower, so anyone found moving the roots were said to be attacked by ferocious birds.
The best-known resource for what is considered superstition when gardening can be found in the Farmer’s Almanac.