Sun perennials offer an exciting range of expressive flowers in a huge variety of hues, shapes and sizes. As their name suggests, they love sunny conditions and many can even withstand a water shortage, so if you live in an area with watering restrictions these are great for you. As perennials, these bountiful flowers will return to grace your garden for years to come. Our selection includes varieties suited to every corner of your landscape, from ground covers to climbing vines.
Sun perennials are generally tolerant, low maintenance plants. Most varieties require little more than a sunny location in well-drained soil. Look for cultivars that are rated for your climate hardiness zone for the best results. Many of our sun-loving plants should be planted in the spring, but some bulbs may need to be planted in the autumn. Others may be planted at any time. Once planted, sun loving perennials will return to bloom year after year, making for less work and more enjoyment in the garden.
There are sun perennials for every area of the garden. Look for ground cover plants like bell flower and carpet phlox to fill in bare spaces, or naturalise hillsides and meadows with native cone flowers and yarrow to attract birds and butterflies. Dianthus and geraniums make excellent border plants, and their long lasting blooms will enhance your garden for many weeks. Late blooming asters and dahlias extend your blooming season well into fall. If you have a trellis, clematis is a great sun perennial to plant for upward growth, as are shrub or climbing roses. Whether you prefer intense blocks of one single hue or mixtures of gently varying shades, with sun perennials you can transform your garden into a rainbow of colour.