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June is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate Perennial Garden Month! Unlike annuals that give us just one season of color, perennials come back year after year, making them a garden favorite. Check out the popular perennials we’ve highlighted below and get inspired to create your own colorful garden or outdoor space. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, there’s a perennial (or 12!) for every garden!

Leading Lady Pink Bee Balm

To kick off perennial gardening month, we’ve got 20 of our favorite perennials that love the sun! These plants were chosen based on their reliability, easy care, long bloom time, and all around good behavior! Pictured: ‘Leading Lady Pink’ bee balm from Proven Winners.


'Miss Piggy' Bergenia

Just because some areas of your garden don’t get as much sun as others, they don’t need to be dull or boring. These 25 colorful plants will make your shady areas glow! Pictured: ‘Miss Piggy’ bergenia from Proven Winners.

Top 10 Perennials

From eye-catching blooms to low-maintenance beauties, this list of the 10 top-selling perennials has something for every garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, these must-have plants are sure to elevate your outdoor spaces with vibrant color and lasting charm.


Perennial parkway planting in Chicago

Homeowners and designers, Megan Wade and David Schroeder, transformed a “plantless plot of land desperately in need of a new vision” into a beautiful sidewalk garden that reflects the warmth and friendliness of their small family—and is less work week-to-week than maintaining a grass strip. See another unexpected benefit they discovered along the way, and learn 8 things to consider when planning your own sidewalk garden


Pink Profusion Salvia

A true showstopper, ‘Pink Profusion’ salvia boasts flashy pink blooms that’ll have your garden buzzing with pollinators and hummingbirds alike. This low-maintenance beauty is also deer and rabbit resistant, making it a gardener’s dream come true. With its sun-loving nature and cold-hardiness, ‘Pink Profusion’ is a must-have for any landscape. Trust us, once you experience its long-lasting, spring-into-fall blooms and effortless charm, it’ll become your new obsession!

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
If you’re looking for a quick way to determine exactly what popular perennials (or shrubs or trees) will grow in YOUR garden, we’re here to help! Check out these handy lists created specifically for zones 5 through 9. Don’t see your zone? More coming soon! 
How patient are you when plants just don’t seem to be growing like you think they should, especially perennials? Me? Not so much—until I learned about the sleep, creep, leap cycle of newly planted perennials. In quick terms… they sleep the first year, creep the second, and leap the third! (You can learn more about it here.) Knowing ahead of time that you may need to wait a bit for your plant’s full potential makes it easier to be patient…sometimes.