‘Piece of Cake’ : Staff Picks for Easy to Grow Perennials

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavender ‘Hidcote’

Are you planting a perennial garden for the first time this year? Here are a few picks from our staff of colorful, easy-to-grow favorites. If you’ve been a perennial gardener for some time now, we’d love to hear what your top picks would be! A special thanks to T & L Nursery for the use of their lovely photos.


Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ & Lavender ‘Hidcote’

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’


These three perennials go together well, require similar growing conditions, are relatively easy to grow and add a lot of color over a long period of time.


Lady’s Mantle & Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’



Lady’s mantle because raindrops love to use the leaves as a backdrop to “stardom”. And Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ because the seed head appears like black sundrops dancing in your garden.

Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’




Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’


I really like crocosmia because they are so many shades of red and orange and because they are so easy. I planted one in front of my kitchen window to attract hummingbirds!

Bleeding Heart 'Valentine'

Bleeding Heart ‘Valentine’


Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart 'King of Hearts'

Bleeding Heart ‘King of Hearts’


Bleeding hearts are early spring bloomers, old-fashioned, and bring back memories of Grandma! The new varieties have great names like, ‘King of Hearts’. They’re also deer resistant.

….We hope these suggestions help you in planning our your garden this spring. Remember we are always here to talk design and planting and care with you. Just drop by the store, we’re open seven days a week!


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