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Sun Perennials

Surf through a fabulous range of vibrant, expressive sun loving perennials in varied shapes, sizes and colors. Sun perennials are low maintenance, tolerant plants that can withstand a water shortage and, as the name suggests, love sunny growing conditions. Most varieties are hardy and offer an opulence of delightful blooms for years on end. Our selection of sun loving perennials comprises spectacular varieties good for every corner of your landscape—from ground covers to climbing vines, borders and beds! We have the most exciting carpet phlox for those dreaded bare spaces, native beauties like coneflowers and yarrow to naturalize and to attract butterflies and birds. Our irises, peonies and daylilies are for absolutely stunning borders, plus plenty of late season and climbing varieties! Our rose category is getting bigger and better. Shop climbing roses for a beautiful trellis in your garden. Or shop floribunda and hybrid tea roses for beautiful rose bouquets. Our Sun Perennials are shipped in time to plant according to your zone.

How to Take Care of Sun Loving Perennials

From Coneflowers, daylilies, peonies, and more, sun perennials make the perfect addition to any garden or landscaping. Planting instructions mostly depend on which variety of sun loving perennials you're growing, but most sun perennials have similar needs.

  • Sun perennials need at least six hours of direct light each day, and some varieties won't bloom if provided with less. Check your individual plant to see if it can withstand your zone's mid-day heat, and assess where the brightest sun hits your landscape.
  • Sunny perennials tend to need well-draining soil—most plants cannot survive having soggy roots. If your soil is heavy or compacted, use amendments such as peat and loam, and aerate the soil.
  • Most sun perennials require at least some regular watering, although some are quite drought-resistant once established. Remember that perennials grown in planters and pots will need to be watered more frequently than ones in the ground.

  • For more information check out our perennial growing page to learn how to grow your sun loving perennial.

    Do Sun Perennials Come Back Year After Year?

    Yes! Sun loving perennials will return year after year. Most sun loving perennials are cold hardy and bloom for years on end. These sun loving plants are low maintenance and easy to plant. With adequate care, your perennials will come back year after year—these plants are truly an investment in your garden.

    Keep in mind that not every perennial plant is perennial in all zones. Some plants are cold-hardy in warm zones, but will not come back after an extremely frigid winter. Check your cold hardiness zone when buying sun perennials for far-northern gardens to ensure your varieties are cold-hardy.

    When do Sun Perennials Bloom?

    Bloom time is dependent upon species, but sun perennial flowers generally bloom during the spring, summer and fall. Here are some of our favorites for every season:

    Early spring: Phlox, Widow's Tears
    Late spring: Butterfly weed, Iris
    Early summer: Coneflower, roses
    Late summer: Peony, daylilies
    Fall: Chrysanthemum, asters

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