Perfect Perennials For Areas of Full Sun

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There is a vast assortment of sun-thriving perennials. Below are some top choices that can also withstand drought and are low maintenance.

Daylily Plants-  These super-easy perennials require nothing special in the way of soil and a minimum of maintenance. The blooms are available in a multitude of colors and heights; each flower lasts only a day but each stalk produces several blooms. Most varieties flower for a three-week period; combine early-, mid- and late-season varieties to have color from early summer to fall. 'Stella D'Oro' daylily plant has repeat blooms. Divide every three to four years. USDA Zones: 3 to 10 (Pictured: 'Stella d'Oro')


Black-eyed Susan. This drought-tolerant perennial (Rudbeckia fulgida) produces a mass of late-summer and early-fall color in sites where many plants don't thrive, like dry hillsides and rocky terrain. Black-eyed Susans do best in average, well-drained soil. Divide every three to four years to keep the plants vigorous; expect reseeding. Attracts butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 11

Black-eyed Susans

Yarrow. This tough summer-blooming perennial performs best in average to poor soil and likes things on the dry side. In fact, give it too much moisture or a soil too rich, and the foliage flops. Varieties come in bright yellow, white, orange, red, pink and coral. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10


Shasta daisy. Its large, cheery flowers and troublefree foliage make Shasta daisy a natural addition to a sunny garden (also great for a moon garden). This clump-forming, perennial blooms from early summer to fall on 2-1/2-foot-tall stems. Provide support to keep the taller types from falling over. Tolerates a wide range of soils; provide consistent moisture. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

white night shasta daisy is herbaceous perennial

Purple coneflower. A dependable, drought-tolerant perennial, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) blooms atop 2- to 3-foot stems in mid to late summer. The protruding flower centers (cones) are butterfly magnets. Cultivars come in a striking array of colors, including orange, yellow, raspberry and white. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9


Salvia Hundreds of species of salvia exist, and they all share the common characteristic of vertical spikes of vibrant flowers and gray-green leaves. A favorite of hummingbirds, the tubular blooms can be found in hues of blue, red, pink or violet. The variety dictates the time of bloom, and the color. Most types can withstand periods of moderate drought. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10 (Pictured: Salvia nemorosa)

Salvia Nemerosa

Swamp sunflower. This cheery perennial sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) is a great choice for a moist or wet site. It blooms from late summer to fall, and, depending on the variety, can reach 6 to 10 feet tall. Space plants 3 feet apart to give them room to colonize. In early June cut the plants back about one-third to avoid having too-tall plants that get toppled by wind. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9


Cranebill geranium. One of the most reliable and longest blooming plants for the garden, cranebill geraniums add a burst of color that starts in spring and lasts until first frost. The small, cup-shaped blooms are available in blue, pink, rose and magenta. Select a site that has good drainage. Not related to the annual geranium used in planters. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 (Pictured: 'Johnson's Blue')cranesbill geranium has blue cup like flowers


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