Best 6 Perennial Flowers To Grow In Kentucky
Some of the best perennial flowers for Kentucky are native to the state and can be grown in many conditions. Purple Coneflower is one such plant and is a great choice for the heat of the region.
It’s a drought-tolerant and disease-resistant plant that thrives in poor soil conditions. It can also be divided to produce multiple blooms in a flower bed.
Another great plant for the area is the black-eyed susan. It comes in several shades and is a wonderful choice for the landscape.
The blazing star, or bellflower, is an ornamental bunchgrass that forms round puffballs of fine green leaves and flower heads.
The flowers are a remarkably distinct red color and attract hummingbirds. The foliage of the blazing star is a lovely golden color in the fall and doesn’t need a lot of water.
The saskatoon fern is a tough perennial that can grow well in full sun but doesn’t require much water.
Sweet shrub: This low-growing perennial grows to eight to ten feet and spreads equally. Its fragrant, blue flowers bloom in early to late spring and will persist through the summer. It prefers full to partial shade and moist soil but can tolerate poor soil. The sweet shrub is a popular choice for the home garden. It’s a great choice for a perennial border, as it can tolerate a variety of conditions and is very easy to grow.
Butterfly bush: This plant grows in wet prairies and woodland edges, so it’s an excellent choice for the heat and humidity of the state. Its deep magenta flowers attract butterflies and other insects. In addition to being attractive to pollinators, this plant is drought-tolerant and can survive in most climates. The lilies, azalea, and azalea are some of the most popular flowers for Kentucky gardens.
Summer Mornings Delphinium
The Delphinium Summer Mornings, also known as Delphinium ‘Summer Mornings’, is the first dwarf, pink flowering Delphinium variety that is available!
As opposed to the taller cousins of Delphinium ‘Summer Mornings’, this plant forms compact mounds that are perfect for borders as well as mixed containers.
Early summer through the fall, bushy foliage adorned with romantic, light pink flowers is a particularly attractive sight.
Perfect for use as a container or border. Delphiniums ‘Summer Mornings’ do their best in rich, well-drained soil with a pH around 6.5. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help to provide these conditions.
Moreover, they consume a large amount of food every day. The addition of compost or manure to the soil, as well as the application of granular fertilizer will result in stronger and healthier plants. It is advisable to cut back the first flush of blooms quickly in order to rebloom them later on.
Pink Punch Delphinium
Delphinium Pink Punch, Delphinium elatum ‘Pink Punch’, is an early season bloomer that is characterized by a rich and intense mulberry pink color.
Delphinium ‘Pink Punch’ has the distinction of being one of the deepest pinks available today.
It has a frilled flower with white, brown, or pink striped bees. Its flowers are also sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
In addition to creating an excellent visual interest in your garden, these rich, deep pink double flowers add an extra layer of color to any landscape!
If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime will help provide these conditions. ‘Pink Punch’ Delphiniums perform best when they are planted in rich, well-drained soil with a basic pH.
Moreover, they are heavy feeders as well. By adding compost or manure to the soil, along with granular fertilizer, you will be able to have plants that are stronger and healthier.
It is recommended that you cut back the first flush of blooms as quickly as possible to encourage reblooming. Due to the hollow stems of delphiniums, taller varieties of delphiniums need to be staked in order to prevent damage from wind and rain.
Million Dollar Blush Delphinium
In my opinion, if you’re looking for a perennial that is worth its weight in gold in your garden, then this is the perennial you should consider.
In terms of elegance, class, and elegance, ‘Million Dollar Blush Delphinium’ (Delphinium elatum ‘Million Dollar Blush’) is exactly what you want when looking for a backdrop to your garden.
It is not surprising that every year, visitors are blown away by the amount of soft pink, double-flowered spires that Million Dollar Blush produces.
During the summer, they will start to appear, and they will continue to steal the show until the end of the season!
The spires of these temples reach for the sky year after year, and you cannot help but be amazed at their beauty. In perennial gardens, these structures make excellent backdrops or focal points.
The blossoms are abundant and pink, so if that is not enough, you will often see wandering pollinators like butterflies attracted to them!
There will be thousands of butterflies fluttering around your garden in search of tasty treats, it will come alive with the flutter of their wings!
You might want to consider creating a pollinator garden to encourage beneficial insects into your yard if you are serious about using integrated pest management to protect your food crops.
Honeybees also like the purple spots on native Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) flowers. Using this native perennial in your garden or backyard homestead will make you feel good.
The native plant has a fine texture, so you might want to consider putting it in a large container, such as a whiskey barrel, where it can form a helpful colony.
Otherwise, you should consider this a widespread groundcover plant under large shrubs or trees, or use it in a meadow setting.
The fresh mint leaves make it very aromatic and cute. It’s sure to get a lot of foot traffic from local pollinators, such as honey bees, bumble bees, mason bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
You might even find that this native plant does a little too well in some areas. With Plant SentryTM, Nature Hills complies with all local, state, and federal regulations regarding plants that are likely to become invasive in your area.
Stand by Me Clematis
The clematis is a vine that is known as the Queen of flowering vines. As the vines gracefully scramble and climb up the large star-shaped flowers, the flowers themselves are unforgettable.
In spite of this, because they are scrambling and climbing, they can be hard to incorporate into your flower beds, especially if there is nothing for them to scramble over!
Now there is a new look in the world of bush clematis – it’s bush clematis. A new dimension is added to borders and beds with this striking style, which is offered in a non-vining form.
In the genus Clematis, this variety (Clematis ‘Stand by Me’ PP30556) grows on a shrub-like herbaceous plant with broad foliage.
(This means that it dies back to the ground every year, gathers its energy, and then comes back from the ground the following year.)
From May through June, the traditional bell shaped flowers of clematis are found on long airy stems of the plant.
After the flowers stop blooming, unique and attractive creamy-white fuzzy seed-heads appear, that completely change the look of the plant, that eventually rebloom in the late summer and early fall.
Summer Nights Delphinium
In the genus Delphinium Grandiflorum, Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Summer Nights’ is a pleasant dwarf variety that is an excellent perennial for the garden, cutting garden or as an edging plant for containers.
A mass of violet blue flowers can be found in the late spring until early summer that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
It contrasts well with bright pinks such as Dianthus ‘Shooting Star’ PPAF, due to its dark color.
In spite of its compact and bushy nature, ‘Summer Nights’ does not require any staking.
Delphiniums such as ‘Summer Nights’ grow best in rich, well-drained soil with a pH of approximately 6.5. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime to your soil will help provide these conditions.
Additionally, they are heavy feeders as well. In addition to compost or manure, the addition of a granular fertilizer to the soil will result in plants that are stronger, healthier.