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Top Five Perennials for All-Season Color
Seasoned gardeners understand the concept of succession planting for all-season color in the garden. These gardeners know to strategically plant multiple kinds of perennials that bloom at different times of the year so there is always color in the garden, from spring through fall. However, that concept can take years of hands-on practice to master.
Many next generation gardeners haven’t had the opportunity to develop these skills. Instead, they need plants that are in color all season and require little maintenance to look fantastic.
Here are five perennials you can recommend with confidence to gardeners looking for perennials that deliver on the color promise all season long.
1. ‘Rozanne’ Hardy Geranium
Easily one of the longest-blooming perennials available today, hardy Geranium ‘Rozanne’ produces a cloud of violet blue flowers continuously from late spring to frost. This is a wide spreading plant that can grow 2-3 feet wide in just one season, so you won’t need many to fill up your garden beds. Its sprawling stems weave in and around its neighbors while its finely textured foliage complements many other plants in the garden. Provide full sun to partial shade and average moisture for best success. Hardy in zones 5-8.