Mixed late spring / early summer garden of Nepeta catmint, tall vertical perennial plants of Delphinium and Digitalis foxglove, Achillea, Alchemilla ladys mantle, Dianthus, Salvia, Aquilegia columbine, Anchusa blue flowers, for variety of texture, heights, shapes in flowering garden bed border combination in pink, purple, blue, yellow, red, green, orange mixture of colors
Perennial Flower Gardening
African violet flower, chimera Yukako
These good-looking perennials can weather whatever our Midwestern climate delivers. Best of all, they come back year after year with almost no attention on your part.
Saintpaulias, African violets, are a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae.
How to Arrange a Perennial Flower Bed
Best Perennials for any Yard: Pinks (Dianthus gratianopolitanus Baths Pink) The itty-bitty pink blossoms on this low-growing plant emit a delightful clove scent. Zones 3-9; full sun; blooms late spring/early summer
Echinacea purpurea-Purple Coneflower, herb, medicinal plant perennial flower in summer garden
Butterfly weed Though it has the word weed in its common name, dont let that scare you away from butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Sometimes called milkweed, its as easy to grow as a weed but much prettier, plus hummingbirds and butterflies (especially monarchs) adore it. Clusters of orange, yellow, pink or vermillion flowers appear in mid- to late summer, followed by thin, ornamental seedpods. }Midwest Living/Garden/Flowers
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Catmint To replace the annoying grass near back deck. Can also used a daffodil companion to hide fading leaves