The climate in the Carolinas is perfect for long-blooming perennials; these effortless flowering plants bring beautiful color all year long. Talk to your landscape design team about adding these long-blooming native species to your yard, garden, and outdoor spaces this year.
Coral Honeysuckle will bring year-round color to lowcountry landscapes. It is naturally appealing to butterflies and hummingbirds, native to the region. This is a twining vine, so it will climb wherever it is planted; keep in mind it is a hardy, fast-growing vine that will need some support to thrive over the long-term.
White False Indigo flowers in the springtime and bees hover around it. It blooms in early spring resembling shoots before blossoming a lovely white flower. When you lose your pretty white blooms, it still brings a rich green touch to your landscape.
For a pop of red, choose Turk’s Cap for your garden or greenspace. The flowers are oblong, almost cylindrical, and bright red in color. This is a Southern heritage plant, which means it is hardy and has lasted for generations. Turk’s cap does best in shady conditions, but be careful watering, as it is a drought-resistant species.
Lance Leaf is related to the bright sunflower and also touts bright yellow and orange blooms. These flowers last all summer long in this environment, and you can plant the seeds in the late spring and still anticipate a harvest in summer. These blooms are perfect for native displays and floral arrangements.
The tiny pink flowers of the Piedmont Azalea will bring a bold display to your exteriors each spring. These flowers grow in clusters on a shrub-like plant that does best in acidic, well-drained soil. Be cautious, however, if you have pets, as this plant- often called a Rhododendron – is toxic for consumption by humans and pets.
If you want a focal point for the property, consider the Climbing Aster. This vine grows to be up to twelve-feet in height with pink-purple flowers. This plant does best with full-sun, but is at its most grand in the fall.
The Cone Flower is also called Black-eyed Susan and is noted for its vibrant orange blossoms and sultry dark centers. This is a widely- used perennial, first made famous by Lady Bird Johnson. Cone Flower is easy to grow and simple to cultivate, though it does take some effort to get the seeds to germinate. Talk to your landscape professional for guidance in this process.
Protect your perennials from deer. Tie tin to your fencing to startle them, if necessary. Deer are not fond of White Indigo or Coral Honeysuckle, which makes them an even more alluring option for your landscape.
Looking for pretty long-blooming perennials? Talk to an expert landscape services company in Charleston, at Natural Tendencies Landscape Professionals. They offer experience in Lowcountry landscaping and can bring year-round color to your property!