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From beautiful flowers to stand-out foliage, Perennials keep seasonal interest in your garden year after year!

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Native Perennials

Native plants are important to protecting the natural ecosystem. While all perennials will come back year after year, these are ones that are found growing natively in our area, from the woods to the marshy areas of our landscape.

orange native butterfly weed

Butterfly Weed

purple iris versicolor

Northern Blue Flag

Iris Versicolor

red cardinal flowers

Cardinal Flowers

Lobelia cardinalis

purple aster perennials


yellow rudbeckia black eyed susan

Black-Eyed Susan


pink turtlehead chelone glabra


Chelone Glabra

white and pink creeping foamflower perennial

Creeping Foamflowers

Tiarella Cordifolia

green leaves of pachysandra perennial

Allegheny Spurge

Pachysandra Procumbens

Why should I plant native?

Natives are important to restoring the native habitat and preserving biodiversity in the ecosystem. This is vitally important to native creatures like birds, pollinators, and other animals.

Sun Lovers

Does your garden have a spot that gets a lot of sun?  Paint those sunny spots with these colorful , sun – loving beauties.

sun loving purple russian sage perovskia

Russian Sage


purple coneflower echinacea



lambs ear has soft fuzzy foliage

Lamb’s Ear

Stachys Byzantina

pink flower clusters of sedum stonecrop

Sedum (Stonecrop)

purple flowers of liatris spicata

Kobold Blazing Star

Liatris Spicata

pink clumping garden phlox


Can I plant perennials during the summer?

Ideally, perennials should be planted in spring or in the fall, but you can have success planting them in the summer. They will have more stress from the heat, strong sun and low water, but with your help they will establish themselves.

Shade Lovers

Some perennials do well in sun, but these thrive in the shade. Add these pops of color to bring life to shady spots in your garden.

silver foliage on green brunnera


pure white japanese anemone

Japanese Anemones

bubblegum pink astilbe perennial


pink and white flowers of the bleeding hearts plant

Bleeding Hearts

bright green aralia sun king

Aralia ‘Sun King’

2020 Perennial of the Year

purple and green dead nettle

Dead Nettle

Lamium Maculatum

pink and purple heuchera

Coral/Foamy Bells


white and pink creeping foamflower perennial

Creeping Foamflowers

Tiarella Cordifolia

What is a 'Hardiness Zone' and which one do we live in?

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is divided into 13 main zones. Beginning with Zone 1, each subsequent zone is 10 degrees warmer in an average winter than the one before it.

Where we are located in Maryland, we are in Zone 7.

Deer Resistant

We all know the struggle of having beautiful garden full of flowers and then having those flowers turn into a buffet for deer. Plant these deer resistant perennials alongside other perennials to help prevent deer from eating your whole garden.

bright green aralia sun king

Aralia ‘Sun King’

sun loving purple russian sage perovskia

Russian Sage


pink and purple heuchera

Coral Bells


deep pink peony flower


long purple salvia flowers


purple bishops hat barrenwort epimedium


catmint purple flower clusters


bright pink bee balm flowers

Bee Balm

Perennial by Season of Interest:

dianthus spring perennial
pink foxgloves summer perennial
burning hearts sunflower
brunnera winter interest perennial