Perennials come up year after year with flowers that bloom during a specific window of time. With a little planning, you can orchestrate a beautiful perennial garden to have plants blooming year-round. We offer perennials for sun or shade, natives, a wide variety of special interest plants (i.e. hostas) as well as a large selection of ground covers, grasses, vines, and large perennials. Chat with one of our experts and start planning your perennial-filled garden!
These perennials are 2020's showstoppers. Add lasting color with Denim 'n' Lace Perovskia's lace-like sky blue flowers or with Aralia Cordata's surprising golden yellow foliage. Click the link below for more information on all of the plants of the year from the National Plant of the Year website!
plants of the year
PROVEN WINNERS PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR
Denim 'n' Lace
Denim 'n' Lace Perovskia is a compact variety of Russian Sage with upright blue flowers and fragrant silvery foliage. It is a perfect border plant for hot, dry areas with full sun. Bring hummingbirds in and keep deer and rabbits out with this colorful, fragrant perennial that blooms from mid summer through mid fall.
PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION
PLANT OF THE YEAR
Aralia Cordata 'Sun King' produces surprising gold foliage when planted in partial sun and lime green foliage when in the shade. Racemes of small, white flowers will emerge in mid summer, attracting honeybees and other pollinators! Despite its name 'Sun King', its leaves will burn if planted in full sun.
Plants should coexist, not compete.
reduce chemical fertilization
manage storm water
Planting natives allows developed landscapes to coexist, rather than compete, with nature. More and more Missourians are choosing to grow native to reduce maintenance, reduce chemical fertilization, manage storm water, and promote plant and wildlife conservation. By incorporating native, you are helping insects, birds, and other animals that depend on native plants to survive. To learn more about native plants, visit some of the links below or click one of our current plant lists for more information.
Garden Heights Nursery is proud to be a Grow Native! retailer. Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes. For more information about native plants or educational programs, check out the links below.
A NATIVE LANDSCAPING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FROM THE MISSOURI PRAIRIE FOUNDATION
Monarch Cafe and Pollinator Buffet are a series of specialty plant tags to help market the ecological services of natives that are especially important to monarch butterflies and many insect pollinators. Check out these lists of the featured species and associated pollinators native to the lower midwest.
WITH MONARCH CAFE + POLLINATOR BUFFET
A PROGRAM OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS
The Pollinator Pantry program is an education outreach program of the St. Louis County Parks that promotes creating pollinator friendly landscaping in the St. Louis County region. Follow the links below to learn about pollinator plants suitable for the St. Louis Landscape and landscape habitat requirements for promoting pollinators.