Perennials

Best 6 Perennial Flowers To Grow In Idaho

Perennial plants are great options for growing in the drier areas of Idaho. The state is home to more than a hundred different varieties of perennial plants.

These include fragrant sumac, this aromatica ‘Gro-Low,’ hummingbird mint, big bluestem, and pennisetum. For visual interest, plant the same species of plant next to one another, or mix and match for a striking combination.

Obedient plant, also called false dragonhead, grows up to two feet tall and spreads six to 12 inches. It has large flower spikes with serrated edges, and blooms from June through August.

It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and is suited for rocky and sloped areas. In the summer, Hostas have dense, colorful foliage, and are suitable for planting in open fields, as well as in containers.

Obedient plant (also known as false dragonhead) is a perennial plant that grows up to three feet tall and spreads six to twelve inches.

It has textured leaves and grows in a dense, low-growing form. It blooms from June through August and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Other perennial plants in the state include clematis, sage, and sage.

The pincushion flower is an elegant, clumping flower that is approximately 18 inches tall and two feet wide. It has lavender or blue flowers about 2 inches across.

It has a distinctive center and is a short-lived perennial or biennial. It grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through seven. Depending on the variety, it can live up to three or four years in the garden.

There are many other perennial plants to choose from in Idaho. A variety of lupines, including the Russell Series Lupine, is a great choice.

These lupines are easy to grow and will return each year bigger and shinier. They should be planted early in spring and in late summer and autumn and will adapt to their new surroundings.

If you don’t have the space for a huge plant, consider buying a few smaller varieties and mix them with the rest of your existing plants. You’ll get a colorful garden with a changing look each season.

Society Garlic Plant

Society Garlic has soft, lilac blooms with grassy, richly hued green foliage that defines the species.

Its beauty also makes it one of the most versatile groundcover options available, not to mention that it spreads slowly and is easy to propagate.

Therefore, it is the ideal choice for people looking for adaptability and versatility for their garden.

Additionally, it can be used as a showy houseplant for those living in colder areas.

Regardless of the weather outside, the Society Garlic imparts year-round visual appeal, since it is able to withstand both cold temperatures and drought conditions.

However, if you live in an area of the county that is a bit chillier, simply bring your Society inside. It comes in larger tubular flowers and cream-striped leaves that shine no matter where they are planted.


Blue Lace Delphinium


As early summer approaches, this magnificent Delphinium Blue Lace (Delphinium elatum ‘Blue Lace’) is adorned with spires of true sky-blue flowers that adorn the foliage.

In this case, the florets are fully double and have a frilly center touched by a shade of lavender-pink.

Blue Lace Delphiniums provide your landscape with an astonishingly lush look that will take your breath away.

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

Introducing the improved New Millennium series from New Zealand. The Blue Lace is a low-maintenance and blissfully low-maintenance plant.

Unlike some of the natural hybrids of the Delphinium series, these modern natural hybrids offer strong, stiff stems, which do not require staking in sheltered areas.

The large, deeply divided, deep green leaves of this plant are resistant to both rabbits and deer. Flowers of Blue Lace Delphiniums also show resistance to powdery mildew.

NEW MILLENNIUM™ Purple Passion Delphinium

Purple Passion Delphinium (Delphinium elatum ‘Purple Passion’), is one flower you will spot from quite a distance!

Purple Passion Delphinium sports intense, deep purple blossoms with a purple and white striped throat.

The densely packed flower spikes are produced on very strong stems that do not require staking.

Large, deeply incised, green leaves make this plant attractive even when it’s not in bloom.

Hummingbirds and butterflies adore the blossoms. Individual plants make lovely specimens in the garden and groupings are spectacular. Deer and rabbits will stay away.

Purple Passion Delphiniums grow best in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions.


Thriller Ladys Mantle


The ‘Lady’s Mantle’ Alchemilla, Alchemilla mollis, has brilliant foliage with a creamy white star-shaped flower in the center surrounded by velvety soft olive-green leaves.

During the late spring to early summer, the flowers of this plant appear in a variety of colors, ranging from yellow to green.

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.


Vision in Red Astilbe


Are you looking for a showy standout in your shaded landscape? With Vision in Red Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Red’), you can enjoy bold color and texture throughout the entire growing season.

The tall, multi-branched stem, topped with a multitude of tiny, deep-red buds, begins to rise above the fine-textured, dark green foliage clump as soon as late spring arrives.

As you watch the many red flower blooms open into a glorious plume of red-purple flowers, you are sure to be amazed. For weeks on end, these majestic, feathery plumes will be the star of your garden’s design.

Featuring a striking contrast between the traditional cool green tones and the vibrant red color of Vision in Red. Their ornamental impact will be a welcome addition to any shaded border.

For indoor arrangements of cut flowers, simply clip the plumes. For long-lasting dried arrangements, you can also bundle them up and hang them upside down to dry.


Summer Pollinator Pocket Garden


This collection of sustainable pollinator plants from the expert growers at Nature Hills will go over well with you!

The plants are brightly colored and native to the area. In addition to bees and butterflies, each of these plants has an irresistible attraction to pollinators.

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

Our plant experts have selected these easy-care native plants to add visual interest and support local pollinator populations.

This way, you won’t have to guess which plants go well together. You can be confident that these native plants will grow into a coordinated whole…with just enough contrast to keep your interest year after year.

Each 12-pack pocket garden comes with four different kinds of plants, and you’ll get three of each type of plant. You will receive three Mountain Mint, Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, and Smooth Blue Aster plants to create a floral paradise.