Perennials

5 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Missouri

In the state of Missouri, the state flower is rose verbena. This beautiful plant blooms from May to August. This perennial flower prefers sun and dry to medium soil and has beautiful pink to rose-purple flowers.

It spreads quickly and makes an excellent ground cover. It will grow best in full sun or partial shade. To care for the plant, mow it down once a year and it will grow back the next year.

The Cardinal flower is the state flower of Missouri, with its fragrant rounded blooms. The beautiful Purple Coneflower is a perennial favorite.

Another fall favorite is Echinacea purpurea, a purple-blue variety that blooms in the fall. This plant will also grow well in full sun.

This is the state flower for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the garden year round. It is deer resistant and grows nicely.

Native wildflowers are increasingly popular for landscaping, and Missouri native perennial flowers are no exception. Whether you’re creating a landscape for your yard or are adding a unique touch of natural beauty to your home, you can’t go wrong with these plants.

You can add a touch of wild beauty to your landscaping, while benefiting local wildlife. For more information about planting and caring for these stunning flowers, contact an expert today.

If you want a bold splash of color, consider growing thrifty. Although cultivated as an annual, thrift is a tough plant that tolerates poor soil.

This ground cover is not tolerant of summer heat. It’s easy to transplant, and its waxy foliage and flowers are a delight to look at.

Blackberry bush is good for shaded, hot spots, and groundcover. It can survive in dry soil and requires little maintenance.

A perennial with colorful foliage is the purple prairie clover. This native plant has fern-like foliage and blue-green flowers that are suitable for dry landscapes.

It’s a great plant for a shade garden. A popular perennial in Missouri bleeding heart is an attractive cottage-garden plant.

However, it is slow-growing and should be replaced with ferns in the fall. If you don’t want to sacrifice your flower garden to a perennial, consider using a combination of flowers.


Cardinal Wyszynski Clematis


Cleris Cardinal Wyszynski has glowing 8″ crimson blooms that will stun your garden!

The vibrant flowers are accented by darker crimson anthers and light pink filaments.

The clematis ‘Cardinal Wyszynski’ received the Golden Medal at the Planttarium in 1990 for its free flowering.

Cardinals are known for wearing bright red garb, so named after Cardinal Wyszynski, who never became pope.)

To grow properly, Clematis Cardinal Wyszynski needs a strong support structure, but will also grow over large shrubs, over walls, cover stumps, and disguise unsightly service areas.

In a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for roots to spread, Clematis Cardinal Wyszynski grows easily. Apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine for the best performance when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded.

If a plant has not yet bloomed, trim back some of the stems after the first flowering. Once established, Clematis Cardinal Wyszynski is a very reliable performer. It takes a season or two to get going, though!


Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden


This collection of pollinator friendly plants from the experts at Nature Hills will satisfy all your pollinator needs!

Native plants with bright colors have been carefully chosen for this collection.

These plants prove to be an irresistible attraction to pollinators, including bees and butterflies, who often feed upon them.

Push the easy button by growing the Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden (Pycnanthemum virginianum, Rudbeckia subtomentosa, Echinacea purpurea, Aster laevis) from Nature Hills.

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

It will no longer be necessary for you to guess which plants will pair well together. We are confident that these stunning native plants will grow into a coordinated whole …with just enough contrast to keep your interest year after year.


Running Tapestry Foam Flower


This is a very vigorous shade groundcover that boasts an incredible color and texture.

The Running Tapestry Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia ‘Running Tapestry’) blooms in spring and provides a carpet of dense greenery and starry white flowers!

Similar to strawberries in that the scalloped, heart-shaped foliage is bright green when young, then grows a burgundy blush on the center and veining after the first frost.

A low-growing, spire of airy, white blooms rise vertically above the carpet of green in the garden, and it looks like a starry spark flying above and above!

In addition to creating an excellent ground cover for shade, Foamflower plants are elegant natives that don’t often cause problems for deer or rabbits.


Spring Pollinator Pocket Garden


The growing experts at Nature Hills have designed a collection of plants that are perfect for pollinators, and you can’t miss this!

The native plants we have chosen have bright colors and are suitable for pollinators.

It is thought that each of these plants is irresistible to pollinators of both the insect and insectivorous variety, including bees and butterflies.

To create an easy to maintain flower garden, plant these Spring Pollinator Pocket Plants (Aquilegia Canadensis, Penstemon digitalis, Asclepias tuberosa, and Echinacea pallida).

It is one of the most outstanding displays you will ever see in the spring and well into the summer!

This native pollinator plant is extremely nectar rich and supports pollinator populations all throughout the year. One of the best things about it? There’s no guesswork involved!

There are four different plants that you will get in each pocket garden (and you will receive three of each plant). As a gift, you will receive three Wild Columbine plants, Foxglove Beardtongue, Butterfly Weed, and a native Pale Purple Coneflower.


Lilafee Barrenwort


This unique and whimsical Lilafee Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’) has the most unusual-looking blooms you have ever seen!

As this product is also known as Bishop’s Hat, Lilac Fairy and Fairy Wings, you will be able to create a magical, ethereal atmosphere in your garden plots.

Unlike most of its companions, the showy sakura’s light purple to amethyst blooms are rounded and have four pointed spurs.

Often times, barrenworts appear as if they were fancy jester’s or bishop’s hats, hanging in clusters high above the lovely, heart-shaped foliage that surrounds them.

It is truly impressive how this combination of light and foliage illuminates shady areas of your garden in such a dramatic manner.

Throughout the arching stem long sprays of violet flowers can be seen covering the entire stem. The blooms appear in the mid-to-late spring and serve as both standout specimens and delicate fillers throughout the garden.


Honorine Jobert Anemone


With these pure white blooms, you can create your own personal paradise of tranquility and relaxation.

It will be their duty to provide you with a perfectly poised look that will never appear stiff or stuffy.

It is easy to understand why the Honourine Jobert Anemone (Anemone x ‘Honorine Jobert’) was chosen as the Perennial of the Year.

On top of a beautiful mound of shiny dark green leaves, snow white blooms are held on long, strong stems.

The fact that they bloom late in the season makes them an appealing feature.

It’s no coincidence that showy flower power starts at the same time as most other flower power fades…but fall color hasn’t yet started.

I don’t think it is a surprise that so many butterflies come to visit every day in order to eat the nectar! I am sure that your garden will come alive with the Honorine Jobert Anemone.

It seems as if the nodding, cup-shaped blooms are purposely designed to twist and twirl as they sway in the breeze. The long stems allow the flowers to be exposed to the wind yet remain supple without breaking.