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Fill your yard or flower beds with our favorite new perennials for the year! These colorful blooms survive in a variety of climates and shade, full sun or partial sun. Just pick the perennials that work for your yard! These flowers come in a variety of colors, from blue to red and purple to orange.

Top New Perennials for 2016

Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold' Creates a sharp and colorful statement along sidewalks or driveways. Full sun tall x wide Zones Grow it with: California poppies and ornamental sages Grows best in dry conditions.

Sea Holly, Eryngium plans, has been a popular cut flower since the Victorian era. It's prized for its stiff steel-blue flowers that hold their color even when dried. Grows 2-3 feet tall and produce armloads of thistlelike blooms from June to September. A sun worshipper that actually does best in dry, sandy soils. If you fertilize or over water Sea Holly, you might end up killing it with kindness. Sea Holly does not transplant well, so avoid moving it once it’s established. Zones 5-9

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

Plant these perennials that bring unique and pretty color to your garden. These aren't classic perennials, but rather unique flowers that will make your garden beds truly special. Our favorite perennials include baptista, malva, bergenia and sea holly.

Plant these perennials that bring unique and pretty color to your garden. These aren't classic perennials, but rather unique flowers that will make your garden beds truly special. Our favorite perennials include baptista, malva, bergenia and sea holly.

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

These reliable plants grow inches tall and develop sturdy spikes of blue, purple, red, or white flowers that keep coming all summer long if you remember to clip away the dead flowers as they fade.

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Eryngium planum - Blue Sea Holly

Eryngium (aka Sea Holly, Blue Thistle) Awesome in bouquets or floral arrangements for

Sombrero® Salsa Red Coneflower

Echinacea Sombrero® Salsa Red

Need some zest for your sun-kissed garden? Let this feisty Coneflower light up your borders and vases with its large scented blooms of startling red that attract butterflies and then birds in fall.

'Blue Cap' Sea Holly

Attractive heads provide form and interest in the border. Eryngium planum (Sea Holly) via garden.ee: This herbaceous perennial thistle has branched silvery-blue stems and and numerous small blue conical flowerheads surrounded by spiky bracts.

'Ray's Golden' campion has it all -- vigor, pink flowers, and traffic-stopping chartreuse leaves. Blooms aside, this plant would jazz up meadow plantings with its leaves alone, which are more intensely colored as they emerge in spring. By June, tall stems take to the air with pink, dianthus-like flowers. To rejuvenate the foliage after flowering, cut the plant back to the ground. Plant Name: Silene dioica 'Ray's Golden' Growing Conditions: sun to part sun Size: 24 inches tall and wide Zone…

Top New Perennials for 2016

'Ray's Golden' campion has it all -- vigor, pink flowers, and traffic-stopping chartreuse Plant Name: Silene dioica 'Ray's Golden' Growing Conditions: sun to part sun Size: 24 inches tall and wide Zone:

Astilbe - late spring early summer, pink/white/red, good for shady moist spots. (Would be good for my problem pot)

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

Astilbe The feathery plumes of astilbe rise above fernlike foliage for a month or more in late spring and early summer. Available in shades of pink, white, and red, astilbe is ideal for shady, moist spots. Plant a swath of these to beauties for a memora

We've sought out the latest must-have perennial varieties you won't want to miss in 2016.

Top New Perennials for 2016

If you're looking to make over your shade garden this year, plant patches of 'Eversheen' sedge for bold strokes of high-gloss personality. This new variety of these hardworking grasslike plants features dramatic jade and chartreuse stripes.

Unique and stately, Eryngium Planum, commonly called Sea Holly, has been grown from flower seeds in America since the 1800's. It can be propagated by division, flower seed and root cuttings. Almost all Eryngium make excellent cut flowers as well as flowers used for drying. The flowers keep their beautiful blue color after drying indoors. Harvest flowers when the entire flower heads and bracts turn blue. Eryngium Sea Holly self-sows readily by dropping its flower seeds on the ground, but it…

Sea Holly Blue (Eryngium Planum)

'Big Blue' Sea Holly for sunny garden, deer-, rabbit-, and drought-resistant perennial shows off silvery foliage and iridescent silvery-blue flowers in midsummer.wonderful cut flower and prime choice for butterfly gardens. Name: Eryngium 'Big Blue'

Fire Island Hosta, bright yellow leaves, red stems, leaves turn chartreuse in summer when lavender flowers appear. Best in full shade.

shade plants-Fire Island Hosta, bright yellow leaves, red stems, leaves turn chartreuse in summer when lavender flowers appear. Best in full shade.

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Eryngium planum - Blue Sea Holly

Sea Holly Blue (Eryngium Planum) - Unique and stately, Eryngium Planum, commonly called Sea Holly, has been grown from flower seeds in America since the It can be propagated by division, flowe

Verbena  "The numerous selections of this flower are some of the garden’s most colorful, useful, and easy-to-grow plants. They bloom in late spring, thrive in heat, and tolerate drought."  One of Southern Living's Top 10 Plants to Beat the Summer Heat.

10 Plants that Beat the Heat

Verbena The numerous selections of this flower are some of the gardens most colorful, useful, and easy-to-grow plants. They bloom in late spring, thrive in heat, and tolerate drought. One of Southern Livings Top 10 Plants to Beat the Summer Heat.

ginger love.  love the dark color phase

Plan for a garden makeover this season with bold plantings of this hot new ornamental grass called 'Ginger Love'.

Eastern Bluestar  We love this stalwart perennial and hope to see it used more in gardens. The tall plants sport blue, star-shaped flowers by rachel maree

Amsonia A tough, but sadly underused perennial, amsonia produces clusters of sky-blue flowers in late spring. Its not just a one-season wonder, though. In autumn, its foliage turns brilliant shades of gold - enough to rival many of the trees when they put

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