Perennials

Best 6 Perennial Flowers To Grow In Nebraska

You can grow many different kinds of perennial flowers plants in Nebraska. If you are looking for a plant that blooms year after year, consider planting a blanket flower.

These plants bloom with daisy-like buds and are known for their vibrant colors. They are perennials that can survive harsh winters and come back the next year.

A great way to maintain their health is to mulch them well before the winter. Once they are established, you can enjoy the beautiful flowers they produce.

If you are planting perennials in Nebraska, make sure you choose them wisely. The state falls into two USDA plant hardiness zones.

In zones 4a and 5b, all areas of the state fall within the same plant hardiness zone. Although these two plants are generally the same, knowing which zone they grow in is essential when choosing perennials. You can also check the USDA Hardiness Zone Map to see if any perennials are hardy in Nebraska.

Gillenia is another plant that grows well in Nebraska. It likes part shade and slightly moist soil. The foliage is green and the leaves are long and narrow.

The white flowers appear in late June to mid-July and have persistent wine-colored sepals. This plant is a good choice for borders because it grows in clumps and is hardy in USDA zones 3-8. You can plant several types of this flower in your landscape so you can have an endless supply of color in the summer.

Blue phlox is another perennial that is easy to grow and a must-have. Its funnel-shaped flowers are bright blue and look like they are floating on air.

They grow one to two feet tall and are a good plant for the landscape. The flowers bloom from March to May, and can be a beautiful feature in your garden. This plant can be grown from seed and is a native of Nebraska.

Prairie daisies have dark purple petals that stretch vertically around a seed head. The blooming period of this flower is long and it lasts through the summer and early fall.

It is popular among monarch butterflies and other wildlife and is an excellent addition to the landscape. It grows to be around 36 inches tall and is disease-free. You can even grow it in containers in the backyard or on the patio. It will thrive in most parts of Nebraska.

Prairie Blazing Star is a tall perennial flower that grows to about one to three feet tall. Its tiny purple flowers are held high on a spire, and it is a beautiful plant.

It needs plenty of sun, but it can survive a little shade. It has a long flowering season and attracts a variety of pollinators. Its fuzzy flower heads are a great addition to a garden.


Swamp Milkweed Flower


Your plain landscape can be turned into a beautiful butterfly habitat with a little bit of creativity! There is no easier way than Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).

A water-loving variety that develops into an extremely valuable “must-have” for your Butterfly Garden.

Their bright pink and white blooms are made up of many dozens of tiny blooms, each with its own unique fragrance.

During the summer months when temperatures rise, this native choice supports beneficial pollinators and butterflies with nutrient-rich nectar for several months.

Each minute of every day brings a rewarding experience for those who take the time to watch the garden dance with its visitors.

You can give kids and garden visitors a delightful tour of the natural world in our garden. We are delighted to offer you this wonderful clump-forming perennial at Nature Hills…along with many other native wildflowers.


Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden


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.

It comes in a 12-pack with four varieties of native wildflowers. Three each of the following four plants will be included.

Blue Vervain, Black Eyed Susan, Cardinal Flower, and Prairie Blazing Star (Verbena hastata, Rudbeckia hirta, Lobelia cardinalis, Liatris pyconstachya).

You can reduce your lawn maintenance and create valuable habitats for our beneficial pollinators. At the same time, you can create a stunning garden feature.

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 Black Root, Culvers Root (Veronicastrum virginicum) is a hardy perennial native to the United States. A lot of pollinators enjoy these plants due to their vertical growth.

Its candelabra-like, branched flower spikes, which are reminiscent of the botanical name Veronica, are present from mid-summer to fall. Blossoms are white with a lavender tinge, and are very attractive to butterflies.

Growing from deep-green basal foliage which forms whorls with very sturdy stems when grown in full sun.

The height of these native perennials makes them ideal for use as back-of-the-border and vertical accent plants.

Landscape settings such as prairies, wildflowers, and naturalized gardens are delightful. They prefer moist to average soil, rain gardens, and wet locations.

All summer long, this shrub is fantastic as a tall addition to your cut flower gardens, as well as in cottage gardens and perennial beds and borders.


Mary Washington Asparagus


Asparagus matriarch Mary Washington is regarded as the best in the business.

Your garden will thrive and your meals will be delicious as you grow this heirloom asparagus.

This American classic is a great choice if you want delectable spears that yield a greater yield.

In addition to its buttery and robust flavor, Mary Washington asparagus has beautiful fern-like foliage.

From spring into early summer, this tasty variety produces enough asparagus crowns for your family to eat healthy greens.

The thick stalks of Mary Washington bunch closely together for a better harvest when compared to other varieties. Additionally, they maintain a straight and attractive shape for a delightfully attractive plating preparation.

Steaming these sturdy stalks keeps their body so they have that fresh-picked snap when you bite into them.


Harlem Oriental Poppy


If you choose Harlem Oriental Poppy, you will not only receive an early summer bloom, but you will be able to enjoy a repeat performance later on in the summer.

Not only are you going to have a longer bloom period with these plants, but their foliage is also usually more durable, with a rich green color that is a great backdrop for their brilliant blossoms.

It is of course the flowers that make this arrangement so impressive, featuring upturned petals and delicate ruffles, in a dark burgundy/rose shade that you will not want to miss.

In spite of its ability to tolerate poor soils, it performs best when the soil is moist and well-drained. It is not known that poppies make good cut flowers, but you can increase the vase life of these lovely flowers by cutting them while they are in bud and sealing the stem with a lighter before immersing them into water.

There are several places that you can plant Harlem Oriental Poppy for a repeat display of color and a delicate texture. You can plant them in borders, sprinkle them into perennial beds, or make a hilly slope look amazing by scattering them across the slope. You can find them just about anywhere and they will look beautiful.

Summer Blues Delphinium

A low erect mound of foliage forms in early summer when Delphinium Summer Blues, Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Summer Blues’, is blanketed in 1 1/2″ sky blue flowers, stands 10″-12″ tall and forms a compact mound of well-branched foliage.

It has a better heat tolerance and blooms earlier than other delphiniums, so ‘Summer Blues’ has a distinct advantage.

The blue flowers of ‘Summer Blues’ will bloom on the plant in its first year, making the plant a perfect bedding or border plant, which will provide a colorful display throughout the summer.

The best conditions for growing ‘Summer Blues’ Delphiniums are an acidic soil with good drainage and a basic pH. If your soil is naturally acidic, adding lime can help provide these conditions.

If your soil is acidic, making use of lime can help provide these conditions. In order for the plants to be stronger and healthier, compost or manure can be added to the soil, as well as granular fertilizer.

To stimulate reblooming, cut back the first flush of flowers quickly after they bloom. ‘Summer Blues’ is a great plant if you want to use it as an edging, a bedding plant, or even in containers when used in combination with pastel colored annuals.