perennial-shasta-daisyPerennial is a term that refers to any plant that lives through multiple years. Perennials grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter, then return in the spring, bigger and better with every passing season.

Perennials are great to achieve a rotation of color and foliage interest in your garden beds and borders throughout the year. Gensler Gardens has over 500 varieties of perennial plants!

Sun Perennials
Black-Eyed Susan, Coneflower, Coreopsis, Daylily, Balloon Flower, Shasta Daisy, and many more!
These perennials are some of the best blooming plants for your garden. Plants that prefer full sun should be planted where they will receive a minimum of 6 hours of direct afternoon sun.

Shade Perennials
Heuchera, Hosta, Ferns, Lamium, Bleeding Hearts, and many more!
These perennials are great plants for foliage and blooms. As a general rule, plants that prefer full shade to part shade need to be planted where they will have exposure only to morning sun or where they will receive no direct sunlight at all.

Perennial Grasses
Feather Reed Grass, Maiden Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Fescue Grass, Switch Grass and many more!
Not only do ornamental grasses have a dramatic appearance, but they’re quite hardy, are easy to care for and maintain, and come in a wide variety of sizes, color variations and textures.

Perennials that attract Butterflies:

  • Achillea, Yarrow
  • Agastache, Hyssop
  • Amsonia, Blue Star
  • Asclepias, Milkweed
  • Aster
  • Buddleia, Butterfly Bush
  • Coreopsis
  • Echinacea, Coneflower
  • Liatris, Gayfeather
  • Monarda, Bee Balm
  • Nepeta, Catmint
  • Penstemon, Beard Tongue
  • Phlox
  • Rudbeckia, Black-Eyed Susan
  • Salvia, Sage

Plants that attract Hummingbirds:

  • Agastache, Hyssop
  • Aquilegia, Columbine
  • Asclepias, Butterfly Weed
  • Buddleia, Butterfly Bush
  • Digitalis, Foxglove
  • Heuchera, Coral Bells
  • Hibiscus
  • Lobelia, Cardinal Flower
  • Lupinus
  • Monarda, Bee Balm
  • Penstemon, Beard Tongue
  • Salvia, Sage