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.

Japanese silver grass

(Miscanthus sinensis, Zones 4 to 9)

Ornamental grasses are a must-have in four-season gardens. This one grows 3 to 12 feet tall or more, with whisklike heads of reddish to silvery flower clusters that mature into fluffy seeds in fall. Try the striking Morning Light or narrowly upright striped Strictus.

Why we love it: The golden-beige fall foliage and striking seed heads that hold their form through winter make this grass a proven choice.

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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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