Perennials

5 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Georgia

There are many choices for perennial flowers in Georgia. They can grow in a variety of soil types and can withstand droughts.

There are also several species that can perform well in different regions of the state. Here are a few suggestions for flowers that will bloom in Georgia.

Read on to learn more about them. The following list is a guide to the different plants that will thrive in the state. Listed below are the common types of Georgia Perennial Flowers Plants.

Daylilies are one of the most popular perennials in Georgia. They can grow up to 4 feet tall and come in a range of colors, from white to pink to red.

They are relatively hardy and are easy to grow. Coral bells are another good choice. They produce airy flower spikes in late spring and are a great plant for beginners. They are also an excellent choice for shady areas of the garden.

Gypsophila is useful in the garden as a ground cover. It produces tiny yellow flowers. It tolerates a variety of soil conditions and grows well in light shade.

Unlike larkspur, it reseeds readily and makes a beautiful addition to perennial borders. But is an extremely hardy annual that does not do well in Georgia.

If you do plant a Gypsophila in Georgia, you should be careful about its spread. They are invasive and will not grow well in our climate.

Lantana is a hardy flower that grows up to seven feet and has large orange flowers. It is a good plant for the area because it is highly resistant to heat and drought.

In Georgia, lantana is a popular choice because it grows quickly and will not transplant well. However, this plant does not do well in the shade and needs full sun. The banana plant has many varieties that will do well in your garden.

Garden chrysanthemums are perennials that grow well in Georgia. There are many varieties, but not all are cold-hardy.

In Georgia, the chrysanthemums are a favorite among homeowners. Besides being low-growing, they are also cold-tolerant. If you have a shady area, consider planting a garden chrysanthemum.

Aside from perennial flowers, Georgia perennials are also suited to the state’s climate. Among the best-suited perennials are peonies, which grow three to four feet tall in the mid to late spring.

The peony is a versatile plant that blooms in a variety of colors and looks great in a garden or landscape. It is best to plant an early-blooming variety, but it is not recommended for the South.

Purple Rooster Bee Balm

Among the plants of the mint family, Monarda didyma ‘Purple Rooster’ is a native clump-forming plant of the Monarda (Bee Balm) family.

This plant will certainly “strut its stuff” in the landscape with its deep wine colored flowers that are reminiscent of raspberries in the budding stage.

The Bee Balm originates in eastern North America, is one of the easiest plants to grow, and grows quickly as it multiplies; it has minty aromatic foliage that is used as a flavoring for teas.

It is important to division Bee Balm plants every few years in order to keep them healthy and vigorous, since they have a tendency to become invasive. Division should be done in the springtime.

It will grow in average soil, however, it really enjoys the rich organic moisture along riversides where the soil is rich with organic matter.

Dead foliage should only be removed in the spring. Cut back the bushes to 6 inches in the fall and deadhead the spent flowers. Deadheading the spent blooms will prolong the blooming time.


Autumn Leaves Coral Bells


Having outstanding foliage colors in all three seasons, Autumn Leaves Coral Bells is a perennial that flourishes in humid conditions.

A few of these would look great in your perennial border. Others would make great border plants, or even work well as edging plants.

You could also put Autumn Leaves into containers as a stunning landscaping idea.

Autumn Leaves has three different shades of red all on one plant; it’s like having a different plant for each season.

As a matter of fact, this particular Coral Bell variety features some of the most vibrant colors of any Coral Bell of any variety.

The show begins in spring with the delicate colors of pinks and reds that are tinged with pink and red on the softly lobed leaves.  With the passage of time, the season progresses into a pleasing taupe shade.

This is the time of year when Autumn Leaves really live up to their name, as it displays a blazing garnet-red color that will demand the attention of everyone within sight.

It’s as if the bright colors of the leaves weren’t enough, but the Autumn Leaves will also put on a spectacular show midway through the summer.

There will be 15-inch shoots of fiery red for a moment of whimsy among the glory of early summer. With pink-hued, white bells strewn among the red, they will form a sprinkling of whimsy.

It is simply easy to maintain your Autumn Leaves Coral Bells and it won’t attract bunnies and deer since it is a low maintenance plant.

I think it’s a beautiful, bright, and vibrant plant for your garden, and one that is sure to meet your expectations year after year.


Candy Mountain Foxglove


A new Foxglove variety, Digitalis ‘Candy Mountain’ has been introduced, the first Foxglove ever to have upward-facing flowers, and not the regular downward-facing ones.

With this unique feature, you can observe the beautiful speckled flower throats from above instead of having to get down on your knees so you can see their true beauty.

There is something quite dramatic about the back of the border when the rose-pink flowers surround the strong spikes of flowers in early summer. There are two blooming periods for this plant.

The Digitalis plant prefers full sun, though it will tolerate morning shade if it is planted in full sun.

There is a blooming season from early to midsummer, depending on the climate. In most cases, partial shade is the best, although it will grow in full sun in northern regions.

Try planting ‘Candy Mountain’ in woodland gardens, as a border plant or as cut-flowers for your garden. Make sure you leave some dead flower stalks so that they can self-seed for future flowers.

Patricia Ann Fretwell Clematis

In the outer tepals there is a reddish pink coloring, which fades into pale pink towards the edges.

In the inner tepals there is a palest pink with a narrow dark pink stripe. There are cream-white stamens at the end of the petals.

During May and June, the double flowers appear on the old wood, followed by single flowers appearing on the new wood in September.

For the clematis Patricia Ann Fretwell to grow properly, it needs a supporting structure.

The roots of clematis are easily spread by a rich, porous, alkaline, well-draining soil that has plenty of room for the roots to grow.

The vine will thrive best when its tops are in full sunlight and its roots are shaded, so apply a generous layer of mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine to ensure it gets the most sunlight possible.

As long as they have been established for a season or two, these are very reliable performers. In early spring, you should prune the tree lightly above the new leaf buds and remove any dead or weak stems.

Herbstonne Black-Eyed Susan

A summer blooming perennial with a unique green cone surrounded by yellow petals, Black-eyed Susan ‘Herbstonne’ is the tallest of the Rudbeckia and will grow to impressive heights.

Although you do not need to stake it, you may want to stake it to prevent the flowers from breaking at their peak.

You can really catch the eye with this plant. Combine with ornamental grasses, Buddleia, and Joe Pye Weeds at the back of the border.

2″ to 3″ wide, golden yellow flowers appear from summer to frost; spreads rapidly to cover a large area. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Borders and naturalized gardens are excellent places for this hardy perennial.

Rudbeckia attracts monarch butterflies in particular. It is also mildew-resistant and provides birds with food in the winter.

Jolly Good™ Clematis

Jolly Good Clematis puts on a show that will keep the kids entertained all summer long, and it does it all without a break!

There is a particular display that occurs in the spring, when green leaves and vigorous growth are combined to create a vibrant climbing vine.

A flower of about 3 inches in diameter appears by the end of spring or the beginning of summer with its lavender petals accented with deeper streaks of purple and accented with charming white stamens.

I’m sure that you’ve heard about Jolly Good, a prolific bloomer that keeps up a good show throughout the entire summer.

In addition to its decorative appeal in your yard, it is also very much liked by wildlife, like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, all of which often visit repeatedly throughout the season.

The Jolly Good Clematis is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub, capable of growing up to 7 feet tall and wide. With a vibrant growth habit and an easy-to-maintain nature, it is a vigorous grower.

The plants bloom on new wood, so it is a good idea to cut it back to two feet in early spring to keep its shape, and it can be trained quite easily on a trellis or fence.