Our Top 10 Favourite Perennials To Plant That Come Back Every Year

It’s Canadian Spring! The sun is shining and the birds are singing. It’s time to start preparing for gardening season! But where to start? If you’ve just purchased a new home or you’re preparing a new garden in your existing yard, you may be wondering where to start. Perennials are a great way to keep your garden looking full and lush every year. Although it may be a bit of an investment to start off, these beautiful plants will be back year after year, saving you time and money in the long run.

Perennials act as your base and you can easily mix in some annuals each year.

Always read the plant tags at the store before purchasing to see how much sunlight and water they will need. If you have a shady yard, you will need to stick with perennials that thrive in shade and vice versa.

Here are our Top 10 Favourite Perennials!

1 Peonies

Peonies prefer a sunny location. They have beautiful large blooms in the Spring and early Summer, and smell delicious!

2 Hostas

Hostas love moist soil in partial shade. They are easy to propagate and move around your yard. You could even ask a friend or family member if they would be willing to share a portion of theirs with you!

3 Hydrangeas

These stunning plants produce large “pom pom” like flowers that are sure to impress! You’ll want to plant your hydrangeas in a spot that gets sun in the mornings and shade in the afternoons.

4 Ornamental Grass

A great way to modernize your yard. They come in many different varieties, and add hight and texture to your garden. They prefer full sun.

5 Boxwood

Boxwood is absolutely timeless! You can trim these plants into different shapes or use them as a low border in your garden. They like full/partial sun.

6 Ferns

Yes, ferns love shade but they also need a little bit of sun as well. They are a classic choice to fill in your garden or even have in hanging baskets!

7 Coneflowers

These heat and drought resistant flowers attract butterflies! A great addition to your garden in an area that will get about 6 hours of sunlight a day.

8 Sedum

Sedum are excellent drought resistant plants with thick leaves that can store water. These plants are happy in a sunny spot in your garden.

9 Rose Bush

One of the oldest and well known flowers! Rose bushes love full sun and the varieties are endless.

10 Phlox

Phlox have long blooming and colourful flowers that love a sunny spot!

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