Perennials

7 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Illinois

The best way to ensure the success of your Illinois Perennial Flowers Plants is to properly care for them. The first step to maintaining a healthy plant is to give it enough water.

It should receive at least one inch of water per week during the growing season. The second step is to divide them in the fall. Once established, the tubers should have three to five “eyes,” the pink buds found on the tubers.

Perennials don’t require much maintenance and can be very selective in what you choose to plant. You can easily divide the perennials you choose and expect them to have good root systems in a few years.

This will save you time and money, as you won’t have to worry about watering your plant more than necessary. In addition to being a hardy plant, most perennials only require occasional fertilizing or occasional weeding.

Another perennial flower you can choose is the hibiscus. This plant is associated with tropical gardens. They are herbaceous perennials that produce showy papery blooms.

You can find a hibiscus plant in white, pink, or red. The hibiscus plant is a hardy plant in USDA plant hardiness zones four through nine. So don’t be afraid of this tough little perennial.

The daylilies are perennials with a one-day bloom. They thrive in sunny areas and should be planted in full sun. This perennial is often a popular choice for cottage gardens because of its color and ease of maintenance.

These perennials are low-maintenance and can tolerate some shade, so they don’t need much attention. In the fall, deadheading is the best way to keep your flowers looking pretty.

An ideal perennial in Illinois is one that is native to the state. Lady’s Mantle is an herbaceous perennial that has blue-green leaves with yellow-blue flowers.

It makes a beautiful ground cover in a sunny area and is suitable for planting under trees. Bear’s breeches is a large herbaceous perennial that makes a bold architectural statement. It will grow well in most garden types but may not grow as well in the shade of a tree.


Thriller Ladys Mantle


There’s just something about Alchemilla mollis, Alchemilla mollis that appeals to the eye with its foamy clusters of tiny, star-like flowers among velvety soft olive-green leaves.

This plant, which has flowers of various colors ranging from yellow to green, blooms in late spring to early summer.

During the day, the foliage catches and holds water drops as they glitter in the sun. ‘Lady’s Mantle’ is a plant that thrives in shady or sunny locations with rich, moist, well-drained soil.

If you live in a climate in which summer temperatures are too high, you should plant your plants in partial shade to full shade.

Coral Bells, Geraniums or Hostas are some of the best examples of this plant, but you can also use it to edge a shrub or tree base or to cover bare stems around a tree or shrub’s base.


Summer Mornings Delphinium


Delphinium Summer Mornings is the first dwarf, pink flowering Delphinium!

No matter how you look at it, it’s the first dwarf, pink flowering Delphinium.

Delphinium ‘Summer Mornings’ nevertheless becomes compact mounds even when grown as a border plant or in mixed containers, unlike its taller cousins.

The bushy foliage of this plant is adorned with romantic, light pink flowers blooming from early summer to late fall.

The perfect choice for borders or containers. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions.

The Delphinium ‘Summer Mornings’ grows best in rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5 to 6.5.

In addition to that, they are also a heavy feeder. It is recommended that you add compost to the soil, as well as granular fertilizer, in order to make plants stronger and healthier. The first flush of blooms should be cut back quickly to encourage reblooming of the plant.


Blue Lace Delphinium


The beautiful Delphinium Blue Lace (Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’) blooms in early summer with brilliant spires of true blue flowers. A frilly center and fully double florets are surrounded by a lavender-pink center.

Blue Lace Delphinium provides an astonishingly lush look to your landscape.

Recreate the lavish charm of an English Garden in your borders and planting beds to transport your garden guests.

Blue Lace is part of the improved New Millennium series from New Zealand, and it requires little maintenance.

Nonetheless, these natural hybrids from the Delphinium series have strong, stiff stems that need little staking when planted in a sheltered location.

Dark green, large, deeply divided leaves are resistant to deer and rabbits. Blue Lace Delphinium flowers are also resistant to powdery mildew.

NEW MILLENNIUM™ Purple Passion Delphinium

Purple Passion Delphinium (Delphinium elatum ‘Purple Passion’) is a unique looking flower that you will even be able to spot from quite a distance!

Delphinium Purple Passion, the purple flower with a scarlet throat, is common in the genus Delphinium and referred to as the purple passion flower.

It produces densely packed spikes of individual flower-heads that do not require staking since they are produced on very strong stems.

Even when it is not in bloom, this plant yet remains attractive thanks to its deeply incised, large, dark green leaves.

Hummingbirds and butterflies are enamored with the blossoms. Plants can make stunning specimens in the garden, yet groupings can be just as impressive. The rabbits and deer will stay away if you plant them in groups.

The Purple Passion Delphinium blooms best in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, you will need to add lime to your soil in order to provide these conditions.


Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden


It’s easy to see why this collection of sustainable pollinator plants from the experts at Nature Hills would be a favourite!

We have carefully chosen native plants with brightly coloured leaves. The flowers of each of these plants prove to be an irresistible attraction for many pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

With the Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden from Nature Hills (Pycnanthemum virginianum, Rudbeckia subtomentosa, Echinacea purpurea, Aster laevis) you can “push the easy button”.

These easy-to-care native plants have been selected by our plant experts to add visual interest and support local pollinator populations.

It will no longer be necessary for you to guess which plants will pair well together.

It is our belief that these beautiful native plants will grow into a coordinated whole…with just enough contrast to keep your interest year after year.

Society Garlic Plant

There is no doubt about the allure of the Society Garlic due to its soft lilac blooms and its grassy, richly-hued foliage.

It is an even more stylish option as it has a strikingly beautiful appearance making it one of the more versatile choices, especially since it has a low spread rate and is simple to propagate.

Therefore, its versatility and adaptability enables you to use it at any time, anywhere, regardless of your needs.

This plant is a beautiful houseplant in colder climates as well, so it is a good all-around choice.

Because the Society Garlic is tolerant of both cold and drought, it imparts year-round visual interest to the landscape regardless of the weather outside.

It is, however, important that you bring your Society inside if you live in a colder part of the country. In spite of its larger, tubular flowers and cream-striped leaves, this plant stands out wherever it’s planted.