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Sun Perennials

Sun Perennials – Add Color and Fragrance to Your Sunny Garden Spaces

Every gardener’s dream is to fill a sun-soaked garden with beautiful perennials that provide color and interest from spring until fall. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a sunny spot in your yard, Jackson & Perkins offers many perennials for sun-filled gardens that will thrive in those conditions.

Indeed, the heart of almost any garden is a sun-loving perennial border, its plants an ever-changing display of blooms, foliage, fragrance and sometimes even fruits. As an added bonus, many of these perennials are attractive to and beneficial for pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies. We can help these visitors thrive in our gardens and landscapes by providing them with food and shelter. Your sun perennials will do just that. If you’re lucky, you may even begin to attract hummingbirds.

When selecting sun perennials for your garden, it is vital to consider the amount of sun your site receives. Full sun is defined as six to eight hours of continuous, direct sunlight daily. Choosing the right full sun perennials that will thrive in your garden will ensure you have a beautiful, healthy garden that will provide years of enjoyment.

Also, be aware of the size that these sun-loving plants can reach at maturity. Some, like black-eyed Susans and daylilies, are relatively small and can be used as edging plants or in rock gardens. Others, such as coneflowers and Rudbeckia, can grow quite large and are perfect for filling in empty spaces in the garden.

Soil conditions needed by sun-loving perennials will vary from species to species. Some will tolerate dry conditions while others require frequent watering, especially during hot, dry periods. Therefore, checking the plant tag or researching each species before planting is essential to ensure that you provide the optimum conditions for success.

Perennial plants for the sun will make your garden sing and shine. Choose from our wide selection of classic and contemporary named varieties grown to perfection and shipped at proper planting time right to your doorstep. These truly are the best perennials for the sunniest spaces in your garden. They will prove that they’re capable of handling the heat and sun year after year while still producing gorgeous blooms, beautiful leaves and even delicious fruits. And with each summer season, you’ll be able to enjoy watching your sunny garden grow and change as each plant matures.