Preplanned Perennial Flower Gardens

Planning a flower garden can be perplexing. You have to decide the colours, determine whether the blooms are hardy from your U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone and also trust that the selection can be found in the plant nursery. A preplanned perennial flower garden provides the solution to this issue. The choices have been made for you by a professional. All you’ve got to do is purchase the blooms, plant them and watch the flowers bloom every year.

Color and Season

Perennials bloom in every color of the rainbow and also in white. A preplanned garden provides you the chance to select precisely the colour combination you desire. An all-white garden becomes charming from the moonlight. Vibrant colors like red, yellow and purple make a small garden tucked in a corner jump out for the attention. Some perennials bloom for only a couple of weeks and focus on mosquito development. A backyard preplanned by season helps you fill in the flowers you are missing. Spring perennial gardens comprise bulbs like tulips (Tulipia) and daffodils (Narcissus). These flowers require a period of frightening between the temperatures of 32 degrees and 45 degrees Fahrenheit to bloom in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10. Place at the crisper of your refrigerator for 10 to 12 weeks. A summer garden reaches its peak of bloom during warm weather and could include day lilies (Hemerocallis), that do well in USDA zones 3 through 10, and roses (Rosa), hardy from USDA zones 4 through 10. A preplanned perennial garden for fall could consist of several varieties of chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), that bloom in USDA zones 5 through 9, in yellow, purple, burgundy and red.

Special Use

A preplanned garden can consist of plants which do well under specific growing conditions, such as shady spots. A shade garden nestled below a spinney could consist of astilbe (Astilbe), that grows in USDA zones 4 through 8; coral bells (Heuchera), a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9; and plantain lily (Hosta), growing in USDA zones 3 through 9. A sunny spot could be filled with black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia), that grows in USDA zones 4 through 10; “Autumn Joy” sedum (Sedum “Autumn Joy”), that grows in USDA zones 3 through 11; and Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9. Produce a butterfly and hummingbird garden with phlox (Phlox paniculata), growing in USDA zones 4 through 8; penstemon (Penstemon), a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 9; bergamot (Monarda), that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9; and coreopsis (Coreopsis), that is perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9.


Planting once and appreciating the perennial garden for many years have become the most important advantage of preplanning. Many perennials require full sun — a minimum of six hours daily — and rich, well-drained dirt. Provided that the plants included are appropriate for the USDA hardiness zone, then the plants should thrive. Several perennials grow in clumps that periodically need to be split into. That provides you free plants for different areas of the garden. Other perennials can be propagated through stem or root cuttings.


Most perennials bloom small, if any, the first calendar year. The second year shows some bloom, but from the third year the flowers remove. It requires patience to observe the outcomes of planting a perennial garden. Another disadvantage is that while the photo or drawing of a preplanned perennial garden shows the lawn with mature plants, what you receive are seedlings in 4-inch pots, seeds or bulbs. Planting the perennials at the correct spacing for adult plants looks rather spare. Perennials are more costly than annuals. The good news is that you just need to purchase the plants once, whereas you have to purchase annuals every year.

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