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Perennial flowers blooming all summer: the choice of varieties and options for creating compositions

Perennial flowers blooming all summer: the choice of varieties and options for creating compositions



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Each owner of a garden plot thinks about decorating the territory with a flowerbed of continuous flowering, which will allow you to enjoy flowers from early spring until winter. To create such a flower bed, perennial plants must be selected.

Rules for creating a perennial flowerbed

Before planting plants, it is necessary to prepare a flower bed and systematize the plants. The following conditions are mandatory:

  1. You can combine on one flower bed only those flowers that feel good on one soil.
  2. It is necessary to consider the height of the plants.
  3. Aggressive perennials that grow rapidly can be restrained.
  4. Combine the flowers according to their color palette.

Before planting, it is worth looking at a future flower bed to see if it will be visible equally on all sides. To carry out plant care, paths and paths should be brought to the flowerbed in advance.

Types and varieties of perennial flowers blooming all summer

Annual flowers have a riot of colors, but many gardeners prefer perennials that can bloom all summer. Perennials are no less diverse in characteristics and appearance.

Perennial flowers: features of cultivation

Tall perennials

Tall perennials often plant flower beds in the background. They can also be used as a solo decoration.

Plant nameKey FeaturesThe best place to landCare requirements
Stem rose (Alcea rosea)It has beautiful inflorescences and decorative foliageMixborders BackgroundPrefers light soil, needs cosmetic pruning

Loosestrife Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolia)

5-centimeter flowers, have the shape of a saucer

Anywhere in the background

In June, the bush should be cut in half
Tricyrtis Purple Beauty (Tricyrtis)In appearance resembles an orchidWorkers and bordersNot afraid of frost, prefers partial shade
Spotted sap (E. maculatum)Lilac brushes, maroon stems 1.5 m high

On the background

Do not transplant or divide the plant often
Cornflower (Thalictrum)Lilac-pink small flowers, stem height 1.8 mOn the backgroundRequires sufficient soil moisture

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Medium Perennials

Medium-sized perennials, the height of which ranges from 30 to 80 cm, is a win-win option for a personal plot. They do not require careful maintenance and look good in any plantings.

Plant nameKey FeaturesThe best place to landCare requirements
Yarrow (Achillea)The stem is erect, flowers are short-tongued, of different colorsBackgroundRequires landing in sunny places
Rhodiola rosea (Rhjdiola rosea)It has fleshy leaves and white or yellow flowers.In rockeries and in open placesUndemanding plant
Peony (Paeonia)Leaves are dark green, flowers can be of different shades.For registration of paths and bordersThey require a light but sun-protected area
Panicled phlox (Phlox)Height is up to 50 cm, leaves are light green, flowers are beautifulIn the flower gardenPhlox is hygrophilous, transplant is carried out in the spring
Astilbe (Astilbe)It has beautiful delicate purple foliageOn the lawns and in groupsMoisture-loving plant

Undersized perennials

Low-growing plants look good against the background of medium and tall. Their height does not exceed 30 cm.

Plant nameKey FeaturesThe best place to landCare requirements
Pansies (Viola)The flowers have an interesting shape, color from white to blackIn flowerbeds and discountsPrefers shaded areas and loose soil.
Dwarf Phlox (Phlox)Flowers of various shades, the plant can form a continuous coverFlower gardenPrefers rich dry soil.
Gentian (Gentiane)Has graceful blue-blue flowersRock garden creating rocky gardensPrefers to be in the shade.
Soft cuffSpherical bushes, pubescent, rounded leavesAnywhere in the gardenUnpretentious plant
Oak sage (S. nemorosa)Herbaceous plant characterized by rapid growthAlpine hillUnpretentious plant

Ideas for creating flower arrangements from flowering perennials

Creating a flower garden from perennials, it is worth following the basic rules:

  • in the central part of the flower bed should be located flowers with the brightest petals;
  • less noticeable plants are planted next to them;
  • voids are filled with undersized species.

If the flower bed is located against a wall or fence, tall plants are planted in the background. If the flower garden can be viewed from all sides, large flowers are placed in its center.

When creating a flower bed, you should not use many flowers at once, it is better to pick up a small number of plants that are similar in flowering time and size. It is important that at least 3 species of perennials bloom at the same time and that they match the requirements for care. A good example for beginner gardeners is a flowerbed consisting of:

  • magnificent geranium (Geranium magnificum);
  • purple phlox;
  • geyhera (Heuchera);
  • astilbe;
  • purple daylily (Hemerocallis).

Using only 5 unpretentious perennials will ensure full-blooming flower beds throughout the summer period.

We also recommend that you read the material in which we talk about the rules for creating a multi-year flowerbed.

The combination of perennial flowering flowers with other plants

Blooming perennials go well with different annual flowers of different heights. Of the stunted annual plants, it is worth highlighting:

  • night violet (Nachtkerzen Dr. Theiss) with pink flowers;
  • Iberis (Iberis), which can be planted with perennials several times during the summer;
  • Blue Nemophila (Nemophila), the blue flowers of which will delight until October.

Tall annuals suitable for planting with perennials are mallow (Malva) and dahlias (Dáhlia). Medium-sized annuals that will also look great in combination with perennials are Tagétes, which can bloom to the very frost, petunia (Petunia) and zinnia (Zinnia).





When to transplant perennial flowers

A flower bed of perennials is the best option for a flower garden, which will delight with its appearance throughout the summer season. In order for the flowering to be truly continuous, it is necessary to correctly select the types of plants that bloom at certain times and are well combined with each other.