Last updated on June 12th, 2023 at 05:05 am
Ah, flowers! There’s something about them that just makes you fall in love. Maybe it’s the fragrant aroma that surrounds flowers or the beauty that resides within them.
Flowers infuse life, color, and exuberance into your world. They make us happy and inspire us as we watch them grow and bloom. The problem, though, is that most flowers are season specific.
As you’d expect, spring is the time of abundant blooms for flowers. But flowers can bloom at any time of the year. Keep a continuous burst of colors and scents in your garden by growing flowers that bloom all year round.
Here are 40 perennial flowers that bloom all year.
- Shasta daisy
- Blanket flower
- Coral bells
- Garden phlox
- Creeping Phlox
- Russian sage
- Bee Balms
- Mother of Thyme
- Black-Eyed Susan
- Aquilegia Clementine Red
- Ice Plant
- Pasque Flower
- Fringed Bleeding Heart
- Rue anemone
- Lupinus Popsicle Series
- Peach-Leaved Bellflower
- False Indigo
- Hibiscus Midnight Marvel
What Is The Meaning of a Perennial Flower?
Plants are typically grouped by their lifecycle. The most common growing cycles for plants are annual and perennial. Annual plants live only for one growing season, often with a long blooming season, after which the roots, stem, and all leaves die.
Unlike annual plants, perennials are plants that live year after year. Typically, perennial plants can persist for many growing seasons, often living longer than three years. Perennial flowers and flowering plants bloom reliably every year.
What Is the Longest Blooming Perennial?
The length of the flowering period varies significantly, even among perennial flowering plants. Most perennials bloom for just a few weeks. However, the longest-blooming perennial flowers measure their blooming period in months.
- Black-eyed Susan. One of the best perennial flowers you can have in your garden, Black-eyed Susan will bloom from June to September. That’s one of the reasons these cheery flowers are so common.
- Yarrow. A beautiful, hardy perennial plant, many Yarrow species will continue to bear breathtaking blooms from April to October. Even when the flowers fade, the plant remains attractive.
- Astilbe. Depending on the species, Astilbe can provide a floral display that may span 2–3 months. Choose different varieties for your garden to enjoy longer blooming periods.
Other long-blooming perennials include Coneflower, Lavender, Catmint, Bleeding Heart ‘Luxuriant’, and Wood Betony. In addition to the long blooming period, most of these plants are incredibly easy to grow.
Which Perennial Flowers Bloom From Spring to Fall?
Perennial flowering plants blossom at different times of the year. Here are some of the perennial flowers that bloom from spring to fall to keep your garden looking lush and colorful throughout the seasons.
- Asters. Often blossoming late in the summer through to the first frost, asters are one of the many perennial flowers that bloom from spring to fall. These star-like flowers are a favorite for bees and butterflies.
- Coreopsis. Another great option for flowers that bloom from spring to fall is Coreopsis. These attractive, daisy-like flowers start blooming in the summer and continue through autumn.
- Nepeta. Catmint (Nepeta) is another perennial flower that blossoms from spring to fall, infusing your garden with color throughout the seasons. Nepeta are extremely hardy plants and can withstand drought conditions.
Other examples of perennial flowers that bloom from spring to fall include Viola, Virginia Bluebells, Geranium, Bellflower, and Bee Balm.
Flowers That Come Back Yearly and Bloom All Summer
All flowers are not created equal. While most species only blossom for a couple of weeks for each growing season, some perennials bloom all summer, including:
- Dahlia. Depending on the climate zone you live in, Dahlia plants may be annuals or perennials. One of the most beautiful flowers you’ll ever see, Dahlias are covered in gorgeous blooms throughout the summer until frost.
- Lavender. Known for its stunning purple flowers, lavender is a bushy perennial. Its flowers can be seen from spring until late summer. The gorgeous purple flowers give off a strong, calming scent, ideal for your garden.
- Marigold. Another perfect perennial for your garden, Marigold (Tagetes) blooms copiously from the beginning of summer until frost. Marigold produces huge yellow or orange showy flowers with a strong fragrance.
Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer
The list of perennial flowers that bloom in the summer is practically endless. If you’re still looking, here are some more examples of perennial flowers that bloom all summer.
- Shasta Daisy. With their white petals and yellow center, Shasta Daisies are some of the most beautiful summer flowers. These hardy perennials bloom all summer, whether in partial shade or full sun.
- Day Lily. Another perennial flower that blooms all summer is the Day Lily. Day lilies are extremely low maintenance and come in a myriad of colors, including purple, pink, red, orange, and yellow.
- Blanket Flower. If you are looking for a beautiful perennial flower that blooms throughout the hottest months of the year, the Blanket Flower is another excellent option. There are many varieties, including orange, yellow, red, etc.
Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer in Full Sun
You can still have a beautiful flower garden in scorching summer conditions. Are you looking for perennial flowers that bloom all summer in full sun? Here are some examples.
- Stonecrop. This gorgeous flower can bloom in your garden all summer, Stonecrop (Sedum) isn’t affected by the sun and can thrive in drought conditions.
- Ice Plant. Don’t let the name fool you, the Ice Plant makes an excellent ground cover in full sun. These evergreen succulents do well in sun-parched gardens with little maintenance.
- Rose of Sharon. Another perennial flower that blooms all summer in full sun is the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This drought-resistant shrub scoffs at hot, dry conditions, producing large, showy flowers in the full sun.
Perennial Flowers: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Flowers create a lasting positive influence on our lives. Not only do we enjoy their beauty and fragrance, but we also use them to convey messages of love and support. As Lady Bird Johnson famously put it, ‘where flowers bloom, so does hope.’
Your garden doesn’t have to look forlorn in the winter. Are you looking to create a vibrant garden throughout the year? Perennial flowers that bloom all year are the gift that keeps on giving.
From fading fall to sizzling summer, budding spring, barren winter, and back again, these perennial flowers will fill your home with colorful blossoms all year!