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 2023's showstoppers! Plant vibrant, mounding color in shadier areas with Heuchera, bring interest to shady parts of your landscape with the largest hosta variety available, or add long-blooming, showy color to your pollinator garden with Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'! Click 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
Dolce® 'Wildberry' Coral Bells is a perennial taken right out of a fairy tale. This elegant mound of purple foliage produces rose-pink calyxes and bright white flowers. It is also a favorite of all pollinators and is perfect for adding a splash of vibrant color to your garden, even in shadier areas of the landscape!
'american gold rush'
PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION
PLANT OF THE YEAR
At the height of summer 'American Gold Rush' turns up the volume for a long season of dazzling color right up to fall frosts. The bright golden-yellow flowers feature arching rays and a reddish halo surrounding dark chocolate cones. Three-inch flowers blanket the compact plant, which is only 22-27 inches tall with a broader width to 40 inches if given adequate room to grow.
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The Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' (Hosta) is the largest Hosta available! It’s ideal for those larger shaded areas in your yard- highlighting bigger trees or lining beds that sit close to your home. The ruffled texture of the foliage provides a fantastic backdrop to the violet-red flowers you can expect to see in early to mid-summer. Hummingbirds tend to love them, too!
Why we choose
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.
For more help planning your pollinator garden, download the Pollinator Plant Menu below and keep your garden buzzing through Spring, Summer, and Fall!
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.
Perennials fight erosion! Due to their extensive root system they prevent soil erosion and out-compete weeds, making them an investment that will ensure a stable landscape for years to come.