Perennial plants return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years. Some plants that…
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Fall is for planting perennials! It's the perfect time to plant AAS Winner Rudbeckia American Gold Rush. Fall may be a better time to plant perennials than spring. Like spring, fall has cooler, rainier weather that is more conducive to helping plants establish. Unlike spring, fall doesn’t subject freshly planted perennials to the stress of summer heat and the dry spells this can cause.
Monarda fistulosa, or wild Bergamot, is one species commonly used for medicinal purposes. Being highly aromatic with showy lavender-pink flowers, it is also used as a honey plant. Native to most of North America, it is a familiar component of prairie and savanna communities on all but the wettest of soils. #yearofthemonarda
Leucanthemums, also known as Shasta Daisies, are used for both cut flowers and garden highlights while also providing food and habitat for many kinds of pollinators. Enjoy this beauty in the garden as a medium-height bright spot (great for moonlight gardens) that will provide years of beauty with very little maintenance other than deadheading spent blooms if desired, but not necessary.
Exciting new breeding in Monarda has created a number of new series. One new series, Sugar Buzz Monardas form a solid dome of color. The 2- to 2 ½-in. flowers are available in eight different colors, top off the strong stems and deep green foliage. Medium in height at around 20 in., the plants display above-average mildew resistance and stay well contained in the garden. #yearofthemonarda
Monarda punctata, aka Horsemint or Dotted Mint, is a somewhat unruly native prairie plant characterized by tall unbranched stems topped with rounded clusters of pink or lavender tubular flowers. The stacked combination of speckled flowers and colorful bracts make this distinctive and unusual. Pollinators flock to the blooms!