Perennials

5 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Minnesota

A variety of perennial flowers can be grown in your yard. The daylily is one of the most beautiful types of flowering plants and is easy to care for.

The beautiful blooms of these flowers will reward your efforts throughout the year, bringing color and cheer to your garden.

Shasta daisies grow up to two feet tall and a foot wide, with all-white daisy petals and yellow disk florets. Their glossy dark foliage makes them a great cut flower.

Coralbells are a hardy perennial plant with white or pink flowers. They’re a popular annual in many gardens and are available in many different leaf forms.

They can also be grown as an annual. If you’re looking for an attractive plant that will thrive in your yard, consider these perennials.

They’ll add color to your landscape. If you’re planting in your yard, you’ll want to choose annuals and chrysanthemums.

Another perennial plant that is easy to grow and is great for a Minnesota garden is phlox. It can grow up to five feet and is hardy in zones three to nine.

It prefers full sun to partial shade and does not need a lot of moisture. And, it’ll bloom in any soil, so it’s a perfect choice. These plants are also hardy enough to tolerate some light shading and frost.


Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden


When storm water from your street, gutters, or nearby paved areas floods across your property, consider installing a Rain Garden.

With this kit, you can stabilize bioretention berms with deeply rooted native plants.

It takes a day or two for good Rain Gardens to drain. In fact, they are so effective at reducing water runoff, you might even be eligible for a tax credit!

Even if you just want to beautify a low-lying dip or depression in your yard, you can install a Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden from Nature Hills.

Creating valuable habitat for our beneficial pollinators will reduce your lawn maintenance. Oh…and create a beautiful traffic-stopping garden feature at the same time.

The flow of runoff through a Rain Garden is directed to a swale using a high berm or two, adding value to your property.

To hold the berm’s shape and develop their long taproots, plant these vibrant, highly colored native wildflowers.


Culvers Root


Also known as Indian or Black Root, Culvers Root or Veronicastrum virginicum is a hardy native perennial that grows all over the United States.

It adds a touch of vertical interest to the wildflower garden by attracting butterflies.

Mid-summer brings flower spikes, often up to 5 ft high, with branches that resemble candelabras, and the Veronica flowers that they take their name from.

White blooms with a lavender tinge are loved by butterflies and they are known as butterfly plants.

Usually growing in full sun, this plant forms whorls of stems along with deep-green, deep-blue-green foliage.

As these native perennials enjoy a hefty growth habit, they can serve both as back-of-the-border accents as well as vertical accents.

In my opinion, there are three types of garden settings: prairie, wildflower and naturalized. Generally speaking, I prefer moist soils, they are called rain gardens or soggy sites.

In addition to blooming all summer, these are stunning additions to your Cut Flower gardens and they are excellent for cottage gardens and perennial beds.


Mary Washington Asparagus


There is nothing greater than growing asparagus, and with Mary Washington Asparagus – Asparagus officinalis ‘Mary Washington’ – growing asparagus becomes a true pleasure for gardeners of all ages and levels of experience.

In the asparagus industry, Mary Washington Asparagus is known as the matriarch.

With this heirloom asparagus, you will not only enjoy gardening success, but you will also be able to prepare delicious dishes year after year.

This American classic is a favorite among the ranks of those who are looking for delicious spears that yield a greater yield.

This perennial asparagus, or Mary Washington asparagus, has beautiful fern-like foliage and a buttery flavor that makes it the favorite plant in many gardeners’ gardens.

The asparagus crowns produced from this tasty variety of asparagus can keep your family well supplied with nutritious greens during the spring and early summer.

It has thick stalks that bunch tightly together, compared with other varieties, which allows it to produce a better harvest when compared with other varieties.

Additionally, these are also easily maintained in a straight and attractive shape, making them an excellent plating preparation that looks delightful.


Swamp Milkweed Flower


The simplest thing you can do is to convert your plain landscape into a gorgeous butterfly habitat!

It is easy to grow Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), because it is a thick plant.

It is a highly valuable selection that increases as the plant grows, turning the variety into a truly unique and valuable addition to your Butterfly Garden.

The attractive, fragrant, bright pink, and white blooms are made up of dozens of tiny flowers.

In midsummer, this native choice is a great nectar source for beneficial pollinators and butterflies as they feast on this nectar for several months.

It is true that the garden will dance with those visitors, and every moment brings a rewarding experience to those paying attention.

We offer a delightful tour of the natural world for kids as well as garden visitors.┬áThere is a special clump-forming perennial that Nature Hills is happy to offer…along with many other Native Wildflowers that are also available at Nature Hills.

The Marsh Milkweed plant is a very important host plant for the monarch caterpillar, which lives in the swamps. During the summer months, look for the Monarch butterfly’s chrysalis that hangs below the undersides of the long, lance-shaped leaves.


Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden


You can “push the easy button” with the Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden (Pycnanthemum virginianum, Rudbeckia subtomentosa, Echinacea purpurea, Aster laevis) provided by Nature Hills.

Developed by our plant experts, these native plants will add visual interest to your yard and support the need for pollinators in your area.

This way, you will not have to guess which plants are best matched with which other plants.

There is no doubt that these stunning native plants will grow into a beautifully contrasting whole…with just the right amount of contrast to keep your interest.

There are four different kinds of plants included in each pocket garden, and you will get three of each kind of plant.

We will provide you with four different types of plants to create your very own garden paradise with a variety of flowers: Mountain Mint, Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, and Smooth Blue Aster.

Whether you are trying to achieve a contemporary casual look, a classic country look, or a bohemian style, you can use these native sustainable plants effectively. These plants can even be used in a cutting-edge modern Xeriscape as part of the design.


Harlem Oriental Poppy


Poppies are popular with everyone! The Poppy has a long history and a special place in people’s hearts.

Poppies were once prized for their medicinal properties and symbolism, but now they’re more admired for their grace and beauty.

Poppies bloom a short time, but their beauty makes up for it. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about that anymore with Harlem Oriental Poppy!

With Harlem Oriental Poppy you’ll not only get an early summer bloom, but a repeat performance as well.

Not only will the blooms last longer, but the foliage will also be more durable, with a rich, green shade that’s the perfect backdrop for the bright blooms.

The flowers are lovely too, with upturned petals with delicate ruffles and a burgundy/rose shade you won’t want to miss.

It tolerates poor soil, but does best in moist, well-drained ground. Poppies don’t make good cut flowers, but you can prolong their vase life by trimming them in bud and securing the stem with a lighter.

The Harlem Oriental Poppy can be planted anywhere you want a pop of color and texture. They’re great in borders, scattered across a slope or scattered in a perennial bed. Wherever they go, they look great.