Perennials

Gardening Guide

Perennials

Whirling Butterflies Gaura

Gaura ‘Whirling Butterflies’
Tough and durable perennial that tolerates heat, humidity and drought. White flowers, tinged pink, appear above a clump of green foliage over a long period atop wiry stems. Blooms continually spring to frost.

2-3' tall x 2-3' wide

Full sun

Stella de Oro Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’
Vigorous perennial that forms clumps of strap-like foliage. Creamy-yellow, fragrant flowers with golden throats cover the plant early to midseason. One of the most popular daylilies on the market. Bloom all summer.

18-24" tall x 24" wide

Full sun to part shade

Coral Bells

Heuchera sp.
A welcome addition to any landscape, these shade-loving perennials are known for their foliage texture and colors. Small flowers on wiry stems in summer are an added bonus. Stunning in mass plantings. Evergreen in DFW.

12-18" tall x 12-18" wide

Part shade to shade

Hosta

Hosta sp.
Attractive perennial plant grown for its layers of distinctive blue-green to variegated foliage. Showy, tubular flowers appear on tall stems above the foliage in summer. Ideal for use as a border plant or ground cover. Excellent for shady gardens or woodland areas.

18-24" tall x 24" wide

Part shade to shade

St. John’s Wort

Hypericum kalmianum
Mounded shrubby perennial with blue green foliage. Bright yellow flowers cover the plant in July to mid August. Good plant for mixed borders and fountain plantings.

2-3' tall x 2-3' wide

Full sun to part shade

Becky Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Becky’
Popular summer flowering perennial which produces large white daisy flowers with yellow centers. Attractive dark-green foliage. Great mixed into borders or in containers. An excellent cut flower in arrangements. Attracts butterflies.

2-3' tall x 24" wide

Full sun

Red Turk’s Cap

Malvaviscus drummondii
Showy red flowers that never completely open appear from late spring to fall. Excellent shrub-like perennial for the back of the border. Popular, old-time favorite. Tolerant of heat and humidity and is easy to grow.

3-5' tall x 3-5' wide

Full sun to part shade

Blackfoot Daisy

Melampodium leucanthum
Heat tolerant, perennial that produces masses of creamy white, scented daisies with yellow centers from spring into fall. Durable Southwest U.S. native. Virtually carefree. Great for naturalized areas, perennial borders and containers. An under-utilized plant.

18" tall x 18" wide

Full sun

Walker’s Low Catmint

Nepeta faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’
An excellent perennial for borders or edging in a sunny, well-drained site. Lavender-blue flowers on upright stems bloom throughout the entire summer and look great against the gray-green foliage. Nice fragrance.

18-24" tall x 24" wide

Full sun

Purple Shamrock

Oxalis triangularis
An old-fashioned favorite that keeps coming back in the garden year after year with little maintenance needed. Triangular-shaped leaves are a lovely purple color. Bell-shaped, pinkish-white flowers stand above the foliage.

6-12" tall x 6-12" wide

Part shade to shade