6 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Indiana
There are several different types of perennial flowers to choose from in your landscape in Indiana. A perennial flower grows back year after year and requires less care than annual flowers.
They are also less prone to pests and diseases. The following list includes some popular perennials. They are listed in no particular order, so it is best to select them according to size and light requirements. Read the descriptions below to find the right perennial for your landscape.
These plants must be deadheaded frequently to keep them blooming, but they can provide beautiful flower beds year after year.
They are best suited for sunny areas where they can receive sufficient moisture and nutrients. You may also plant them in front of large shrubs or trees for an accent effect.
A late-blooming aster, B. grandis, is an excellent choice for a summer or fall garden. It has large green leaves with red veins on the underside. The leaves of these blooms late in the summer.
Known as Catnip Plants and Catmint, this plant produces small white or pinkish flowers. The fragrance is strong with a “minty” odor.
Your Catnip Plant will thrive in almost any location. The fragrance will relax you and your friends if you place it near your porch or patio.
You can’t go wrong planting it with other flowers for a great variety of colors! If you mass plant your Catnip Plant, everyone will be attracted to its bright colors.
Catnip is probably something you’ve heard before. Toys for cats often contain this aroma.
When sniffed, licked, or rubbed on the cheeks, the scent produces a reaction.
In addition to creating a tea from this plant, headaches, stomach-aches, colic, and sleeplessness can also be treated with it. Wow! I never thought that a plant could do so much for us.
All sorts of creatures are drawn to this magnificent plant, even the local butterflies!
Blue Lace Delphinium
Delphinium Blue Lace (Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’) is adorned with brilliant spires of pure sky-blue flowers in the early summer months.
I love the double florets on this plant because they have a very frilly center that is touched with lavender-pink color.
There is nothing more beautiful in your landscape than Blue Lace Delphinium.
Recreate the lavish charm of an English Garden in your borders and planting beds to transport your garden guests into an English garden world.
New Zealand’s New Millenium series, Blue Lace is part of the improved series and is blissfully low maintenance.
Natural hybrids from the Delphinium series are characterized by their strong stiff stems, which usually do not require staking if planted in a sheltered spot.
This plant is characterized by large, deeply divided, dark green leaves that are resistant to deer and rabbits. It has also been noted that the Blue Lace Delphinium flowers are resistant to powdery mildew.
NEW MILLENNIUM™ Purple Passion Delphinium
There is a flower known as Purple Passion Delphinium (Delphinium elatum ‘Purple Passion’) that is easily easily seen from quite a distance, which is the Purple Passion Delphinium.
Delphinium purple passion is a variety of delphinium with deeply colored, deep purple flowers surrounding a purple and white striped throat.
On the very strong stems, the spikes of densely packed flowers are produced that do not require staking.
Even when it isn’t in bloom, this plant is attractive because of its large, deeply incised, green leaves.
The blossoms are a favorite of the hummingbirds and butterflies.
Despite the fact that individual plants make lovely specimens in the garden, groupings are spectacular as well. In addition to this, deer and rabbits will stay away from the plants.
There is no doubt that Purple Passion Delphiniums do best in rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.6 or higher. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions.
Blue Mouse Ears Hosta
Hostas are always welcomed additions to the home, but few exhibit the charm and color of Blue Mouse Ears Hosta (Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’).
There’s something adorable about the curl on the edges of these thick, leathery leaves. It is named for the cute, little leaves that resemble mouse ears.
The foliage of Blue Mouse Ears is an endearing shade of blue-green that attracts the eye throughout the season, and this hosta even has mid-summer blooms.
It is a visual treat as well as a welcome boon for butterflies to see the lavender bells that grace the stems of the plants in July.
A curious hummingbird might even stop by to check out the scene.
A compact, herbaceous perennial, Hosta Blue Mouse Ears grows in a tidy habit. The plant grows well in full to part shade and in a variety of soil conditions. Though it may seem vulnerable, this little gem is hardy and easy to care for.
Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’ (Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’) is a colorful flower with purple-raspberry blooms and a lacy blue-green foliage that has a feathery texture.
There is something very beautiful about the contrast between the flowers and the glossy foliage.
It is best to grow Astelia ‘Visions’ in a shady area in July, as well as a little morning sun, but they can tolerate a lot of morning sun.
Astilbe visions prefer moist, humus, organically rich soils but you’ll find this particular Astilbe species is a bit more tolerant of drier soils and gets a bit more sun if your climate is a bit cooler.
The ideal growing environment for a healthy plant is one that is moist and well drained.
You should not cut back the Astilbe in the winter, (the old foliage acts as a protective layer against winter damage) but rather prune it in the spring in order to keep it looking good for the next year.
This plant is considered to be disease resistant, deer and rabbit resistant, as well as attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to its blossoms.
August Moon Hosta
Hosta ‘August Moon’, Hosta sieboldiana, is comprised of large, heart-shaped, gold-colored leaves with a slightly rippled margin, making it an attractive plant.
In the summer months of July and August, the white to pale lavender flowers bloom.
There are several different kinds of Hostas, but they are primarily known for their foliage, not so much for their flowers.
The plant height of ‘August Moon’ is about 24 inches tall, and its spread is between 24 and 36 inches wide, so it provides brilliant color even in the shade.
The ‘August Moon’ Hosta needs to be planted in a full shade area in a moist and well-drained location.
Veggies that are grown with clay soil are too compact and will not grow in high organic soils. In comparison to clay, sandy loam provides more aeration for the roots in comparison to clay.
Low maintenance and easy to grow, this perennial is a great choice for pots and tubs, and one of the most popular choices for landscaping purposes. This perennial is the perfect choice for beginners!