Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia Uvaria) - The stately, vertical perennial flower is also known as Torch Lily. It is native to South Africa, and it provides a dramatic display of multi-colored flower spikes that will reach 36 - 48 inches in height on top of long, dagger like leaves. The flowers will start bright red, turn orange and mature to yellow. Hummingbirds love this plant with its tubular florets!

Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia Uvaria) - The stately, vertical perennial flower is also known as Torch Lily. It is native to South Africa, and it provides a dramatic display of multi-colored flower spikes that will reach 36 - 48 inches in height on top of long, dagger like leaves. The flowers will start bright red, turn orange and mature to yellow. Hummingbirds love this plant with its tubular florets!

Russian Sage is a large, fluffy perennial with soft spikes of lavender-blue flowers and fragrant gray-green foliage. It isn't a sage, but it fits right in with them. Branching sprays of tiny flowers c

Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage

Russian Sage is a large, fluffy perennial with soft spikes of lavender-blue flowers and fragrant gray-green foliage. It isn't a sage, but it fits right in with them. Branching sprays of tiny flowers c

Tough-as-nails low maintenance plants - yarrow, hardy geranium, primrose, salvias, sunflower, daylily, purple coneflower, fountain grass

10 Bulletproof Plants

Tough-as-nails low maintenance plants - yarrow, hardy geranium, primrose, salvias, sunflower, daylily, purple coneflower, fountain grass

Dahlia Garden - Love these perrenials.  Need to plant some of these this year...come in so many colors too!

Dahlia Garden - Love these perrenials. Need to plant some of these this year...come in so many colors too!

Sensational Speedwell        An unsung hero of the perennial garden, speedwell comes in a variety of shades of blue, pink, or white. All produce upright flower spikes on mounded plants. After the first set of blooms begins to fade, shear the plant to encourage branching and rebloom. This combination of spike speedwell, Knock Out rose, and Six Hills Giant catmint creates a spectacular season-long show.

Vibrant Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer

Sensational Speedwell An unsung hero of the perennial garden, speedwell comes in a variety of shades of blue, pink, or white. All produce upright flower spikes on mounded plants. After the first set of blooms begins to fade, shear the plant to encourage branching and rebloom. This combination of spike speedwell, Knock Out rose, and Six Hills Giant catmint creates a spectacular season-long show.

Bee Balm Bee balms blooms appear in mid to late summer, and can even remain into the fall. The striking flowers come in white, pink, red or purple, and complement the dark, aromatic foliage. This perennial is susceptible to powdery mildew, so plant in full sun to part shade and select resistant varieties. Bee balm likes medium to wet soil and works well in a wildlife garden.

Hummingbird Plants

Bee Balm Bee balms blooms appear in mid to late summer, and can even remain into the fall. The striking flowers come in white, pink, red or purple, and complement the dark, aromatic foliage. This perennial is susceptible to powdery mildew, so plant in full sun to part shade and select resistant varieties. Bee balm likes medium to wet soil and works well in a wildlife garden.

Keep this handy!   There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials!  Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

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