Bloom Time for Perennials

When selecting perennials, keep in mind that their bloom times differ. To have season-long colour in your perennial garden it is important to choose a variety of spring bloomers, summer bloomers, and fall bloomers. There are a few varieties that will give long blooming periods throughout the whole season, but then choices are limited. Use the following list to find the right perennials for your garden:

BLOOM TIME PLANT NAMES
Spring  Ajuga (Bugleweed), Anemone, Aquilegia (Columbine), Arabis (Rock Cress), Arctostaphylos (Kinnikinick), Arenaria (Sandwort), Armeria (Thrift), Asarum (Ginger), Auberita (Rock Cress), Baptisia (Flase Indigo), Bergenia, Brunners (Bugloss), Centaurea (Bachelor's Button), Convallaria (Lily-of-the-Valley), Delosperma (Ice Plant), Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Doronicum (Leopard's Bane), Epimedium (Bishop's Hat), Euphorbia (Cushion Spurge), Galium (Sweet Woodruff), Glechoma (Creeping Charlie), Iberis (Candytuft), Iris, Lewisia, Peony, Poppy, Phlox (Creeping), Primula (Primrose), Pulmonaria (Lungwort), Saponaria (Soapwort), Saxifraga (Rockfoil), Trollius (Globe Flower), Vinca (Periwinkle)
Summer  Achillea (Yarrow), Aconitum (Monkshood), Aegopodium (Goutweed), Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle), Allium (Ornamental Onion), Anthemis (Marguerite), Aruncus (Goat's Beard), Astilbe, Aurinia (Basket of Gold), Campanula (Bellflower), Catanache (Cupid's Dart), Cerastium (Snow-in-Summer), Coreopsis (Tickseed), Dianthus (Carnation/ Pinks), Digitalis (Foxglove), Echinops (Globe Thistle), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Gentiana (Gentian), Helenium (Sneezeweed), Helianthus (Sunflower), Hemerocallis (Daylily), Heuchera (Coral Bells), Hosta, Lamiastrum (Archangel), Lamium (Nettle), Leontopodium (Edelweiss), Liatris (Blazing Star), Ligularia (Golden Ray), Lilies, Limonium (Sea Lavender), Linum (Flax), Lupine, Lychnis (Matlese Cross), Monarda (Bee Balm), Nepeta (Catmint), Oenothera (Sundrops), Penstemon (Beard-tongue), Persicaria (Fleeceflower), Physalis (Chinese Lantern), Platycodon (Balloon Flower), Polemonium (Jacob's ladder), Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal), Rodgersia, Sagina (Moss), Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks), Stachys (Lamb's Ear), Tanacetum (Painted Daisy), Thyme, Tiarella (Foamflower), Tradescantia (Spiderwort), Yucca (Adam's Needle)
Fall  Allium (Ornamental Onion), Aster, Chelone (Turtlehead), Chrysanthemum (Mums), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Eupatorium (Joe-Pye), Gentiana (Gentian), Heliopsis (False Sunflower), Phlox (Upright), Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan), Sedum (Stonecrop)
Long-bloomers Coreopsis (Tickseed), Delphinium, Campanula (Bellflower), Echinacea (Coneflower), Gaillardia (Basket flower), Geranium (Cranesbill), Gypsophila (Baby's Breath), Hemerocallis (Daylily), Lathyrus (Sweet Pea), Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy), Perovskia (Russian Sage), Salvia, Veronica (Speedwell)

 

This is a general list of bloom times. Some bloom times will vary depending on varieties. Check specific varieties before planting to be sure that it is the same as general times.