Top 10 Year-Round Perennials

Want a garden that’s beautiful all year long? It’s possible with these backyard gardening picks for year-round perennials.

Having a beautiful garden every month of the year can be quite a challenge. Depending on where you live, your growing conditions can make choosing the right plants for year-round appeal a difficult task. But we’re here to make it easier. Just incorporate a few of these top selections for year-round perennials, and you’ll be sure to have a touch of beauty in every single season.

Coneflower

(Echinacea, Zones 3 to 9)

Not many perennials have won over gardeners and nature lovers the way coneflowers have. Easy to grow and available in lots of colors and sizes, they’re a delight year-round, with summer and fall flowers—in purple, ­orange, red, white and green—on 2- to 5-foot-tall stems, and seedpods for winter interest.

Why we love it: The fall bloom and seedpods add beauty to the fall and winter garden and provide food for the birds.

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  1. joann says

    My sedum would be top heavy every fall, some where I heard or read to cut off the top of the plant in early June and it has worked well for years. It is hard to cut the tops off but you have to do it to get the beautiful stand up color in the fall.

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