Perennial Grab Bag- 10 Plants Selected Perfect For Your Growing Zone
Blue Lobelia--Lobelia siphilitica
Blue lobelia, also called the blue cardinal flower, is a stunning perennial that requires medium to wet soil. It features showy, bright blue tubular flowers on leafy, light green stalks and typically grows to a height of two to three feet. Perfect for wet, clay soil, blue lobelia provides brilliant color in borders, along streams, around ponds, or in wet meadows. It blooms in late summer and can be grown in partial to full shade. It attracts hummingbirds and is a favorite of butterflies and other pollinators. Easy to grow from seed, this herbaceous plant may self-sow.
Red Cardinal Plant--Lobelia cardinalis
Red cardinal plant, also known as cardinal flower, is a showy, aromatic perennial that features vivid red flowers on upright leafy stems that can reach up to six feet in height. Its long tubular scarlet flowers depend on hummingbirds for pollination, making them great for hummingbird gardens. Requiring medium to wet soil, this herbaceous plant grows in the shade to partial shade or in full sun in more excellent areas. An attractive choice for borders or wildflower meadows, this hardy perennial grows in Zones 1-10 and blooms in mid to late summer. Seeds are easy to collect and grow, or you may propagate them through dividing or stem cuttings.
Perennial Grab Bag offer a variety of perennials to add to your landscape
Dutchman's Breeches--Dicentra cuccullaria
Dutchman's breeches are herbaceous perennial blooms in spring and grows from six inches to a foot in height. It prefers moist soils in partial shade and does not tolerate wet soils in winter. This graceful wildflower may often be found on forest floors and along streams. Its white and yellow flowers are often tinged with pink, and their shape is reminiscent of a pair of pants hanging upside down from which it derived the name Dutchman's breeches. The flowers grow in rows on leafless stems above grayish-green foliage. They may be propagated by dividing the crowns and tubers or by seed.