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Perennial Plants for St Louis Sun Gardens

There are perennial plants for every garden situation. Perennials often require less maintenance and watering than annual plants. Many have few pest problems and are easy to grow. A well thought-out perennial garden can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment. By carefully selecting your plants, you will have a garden full of color from spring through fall. Here we have listed a few of our favorite, easiest to care for sun loving perennials.

Over the years we have grown and observed thousands of perennials here at our St. Louis nursery, and believe these are some of the best perennials for St. Louis. The perennials listed her all possess exceptional qualities, have proven to thrive in the St. Louis area, and come highly recommended. They are easy to grow and make a good start for beginning gardeners. Read on to see some of the best sun perennials for St. Louis.

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  • The perennials listed here prefer full sun to part shade. Adding a shovelful or two of compost when planting these beauties will encourage good root growth and more flowering.

    The ‘New Vintage’ Yarrow series brings colorful blossoms that are great cut. Prune ‘New Vintage’ Yarrow after flowering to encourage more blossoms. An important plant for butterflies and other pollinators, Butterfly Milkweed is a host plant for Monarch Butterflies. ‘Caramia’ Salvia works well as an edger for perennial beds, walkways, or anywhere a neat and tidy look is wanted. ‘American Gold Rush’ Black Eyed Susan and ‘Sombrero Baja Burgundy’ have won the top honors from All American Selections for their beautiful flowers and exceptional habit. Their outstanding blooming power almost rivals many annuals. Use them where you don’t want to replant year after year.

    ‘Holy Grail’ Hibiscus makes a spectacular specimen or showy hedge. For a strong color contrast set its deep red with the bright yellows of ‘Super Star’ Tickseed, or the beloved Missouri native Missouri Evening Primrose.

    For blue to purple blossoms from spring until frost plant ‘Rozanne’ Geranium which begins blooming in spring, ‘Peachie’s Pick’ Cornflower Aster for summer blooms, and ‘Purple Dome’ Aster, a later bloomer whose perfect mound shaped foliage is completely covered with blossoms.

    Although many of these plants are drought tolerant, for best flowering give good soakings during dry spells. Most of these plants will continue to bloom without deadheading, but for maximum blooming clip off spent blossoms before the plants start to go to seed. You’ll want all the plants’ energy to go to making more flowers.

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    Perennial Plants for St Louis Missouri Shade Gardens

    There are perennial plants for every garden situation. Perennials often require less maintenance and watering than annual plants. Many have few pest problems and are easy to grow. A well thought-out perennial garden can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment. By carefully selecting your plants, you will have a garden full of color from spring through fall.

    Over the years we have grown and observed thousands of perennials here at our St. Louis nursery, and believe these are some of the best perennials for St. Louis. The perennials listed her all possess exceptional qualities, have proven to thrive in the St. Louis area, and come highly recommended. They are easy to grow and make a good start for beginning gardeners. Read on to see some of the best shade perennials for St. Louis.

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  • The perennials listed here prefer shade to part shade, each plant having their own light requirements. Adding a shovelful or two of compost when planting these beauties will encourage good root growth and more flowering.

    Planting these perennials will give you color in your shade garden spring through fall. First, in early spring the enchanting ‘Valentine’ Bleeding Heart and Wild Sweet William begin to bloom followed by the stately Solomon’s Seal. As the season progresses the airy plumes of Goat’s Beard and the delightful dangling jewels of Columbine appear. In summer you’ll have the jewel-toned Astilbe and bright red Indian Pink. Corydalis looks fantastic all season with its waves of flowers from early spring through fall, its amazing foliage adds another fascinating element. The colorful foliage of Lilyturf, Coral Bell, Hosta, and Solomon’s Seal rivals many plants’ flowers and adds strong interest all year. The season ends with a blooming bonanza of Anemone, Hosta, and Liriope.

    A few other favorite perennials for shade include: ‘Chocolate Chip’ Ajuga, Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia, Foxglove Digitalis, and the list goes on and on. Visit our Reference Guide for more suggestions.

    Although many of these plants once established are tolerant of days of low moisture, for best flowering give good soakings during dry spells, and even better, keep consistently moist. Some of these plants will continue to bloom without deadheading, but for maximum blooming clip off spent blossoms before the plants start to go to seed. You’ll want all the plants’ energy to go to making more flowers.

     See more Perennials for St Louis Shade Gardens here >>>

    Welcome to a new gardening season

    Welcome Gardeners,

    Here at our St. Louis plant nursery and garden center the discerning gardener finds exceptional plants, unmatched service, and the largest selection of perennials anywhere. At Sugar Creek Gardens you’ll find quality and expertise that’s as rare and unusual as some of our 2,000 + varieties. You’ll also find exceptional shrubs, roses, annuals, herbs, vegetables, houseplants and more. Over the years we have received multiple recognitions as an excellent nursery and garden center, including being voted the #1 Best Garden Center in St. Louis and being named one of the St. Louis area’s Top Plant Nurseries.

    We hope you enjoy this website, and find it useful. Happy gardening.

    Abby Lapides, Owner, Sugar Creek Gardens

     

    Anemone Swan Series

     

     

    Born to Enchant Your Garden

    From the outstanding Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery in Scotland comes the Swan Anemone Series. Like the magnificent creatures they are named after, these jewels stand out over all others. Their exquisite blossoms and prolific flowering bring exceptional grace and beauty to the garden. The Swans’ spectacular flower stems are adorned from June through October with nodding flowers of icy white with violet blue undersides, and large yellow centers. The Swans’ mounds of luscious foliage look neat and tidy all season. These long-lived perennials are surprisingly easy to grow in part shade. 

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