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.

Barrenwort

(Epimedium, Zones 4 to 8)

Barrenwort’s low-growing habit and delicate flowers work wonders in shady, otherwise bare areas under trees and shrubs. Growing 5 to 24 inches high and 8 inches to 3 feet wide, barrenwort has thin stalks of colorful, fairylike spring blooms in shades of yellow, beige, white, pink, red and purple.

Why we love it: Barrenwort’s evergreen heart-shaped foliage emerges and often retains a pink edge or tint that deepens to bronze in fall.

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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.

  2. says

    top selections for year-round perennials, and many blooms are becoming brighter as summer fades into autumn. Their flower color improves as the temperatures cool.

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