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Perennial Plants for St. Louis Missouri Gardens

Our offering of perennials for St. Louis gardens have been selected from the very best perennials available. We carefully chose our perennials, ensuring you the finest plants. We take many plant finding quests, visiting trial gardens, university gardens, and botanical gardens. Our close relationships with industry experts keeps us in the know of the newest and best. You can expect to find perennials with exquisite beauty, exceptional hybrid vigor, and superior flowering. We also adore our Missouri native perennials. We belong to Missouri native plant groups that support native gardening. Grow Native!  has created a fantastic organization you native lovers may want to join. In our Perennial Guide you will discover superb perennials for St. Louis gardens.

Read on to see suggestions for selecting perennials, and to see a sampling of some of the top perennials.

Go here to see our Perennial Guide for perennial images, descriptions and growing instructions >>>


Best perennials for st louis area gardens


Sampling of the Best Perennials

With the vast amounts of perennials available, making selections can be daunting. If it all seems too much, visit our page Best Perennial Plants for St Louis Area. Here we have a sampling of the best perennials for St. Louis. Over the years we have grown and observed thousands of perennials here at our St. Louis nursery. The perennials plants listed all possess exceptional qualities, and have proven to thrive in the St. Louis area. This listing shares just a few of the many outstanding perennials available, we’d be delighted to share more with you, please ask. First listed are best perennials that perform well in sunny St. Louis areas, next, shade loving perennials.


Best perennial plants for st louis area gardens


How to Select Perennials

There are perennials for every garden situation. Perennials often require less maintenance and watering than annual plants. Many have few pest problems and are easy to grow. Adding compost to your garden before planting will help your plants get off to a good start.

When selecting perennials for your gardens it is important to choose plants for your particular situation, taking into consideration light and water requirements, along with other traits. In our Perennial Guide you will be able to choose plants for your unique garden.

Perennials for St. Louis Gardens Reference Guide

Perennials for St. Louis Gardens Reference Guide

Light Requirements. Will your plants be in the sun or shade? Many plants need full sun to thrive and bloom well. Full sun is considered 6 hours of direct sun. You may be able to get away with less if the sun light is from the strongest sun of the day, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or so. If the plants are listed in our Perennial Guide as “sun” to “part shade” they will require at least 4 hours of direct sun. Most shade plants prefer morning sun, then protection from the hot afternoon sun. Dappled light under trees is ideal for many shade plants. Only a few varieties will grow in dark, dense shade. In our Perennial Guide select your light situation from the drop down list under “Light.”

Water Requirements. Like all living creatures, perennials need water to survive. Some need more, and some are very tolerant of drought conditions. Profuse blooming perennials or perennials with big, showy blooms usually need to be kept well watered to keep in top form. Due to our challenging weather situation, know if you select plants with high water needs you will need to irrigate during periods of drought. In our Perennial Guide select your water situation from the drop down list under “Water Needs.”

Other Considerations. Adored for their luscious blossoms and great versatility, perennials can be used for a multitude of uses. Perhaps you want a cut flower garden with only fragrant flowers, or possibly a garden to attract butterflies. In our Perennial Guide select the attributes you want from the drop down list under “Uses.”

A 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.

 Select your plants from the Perennial Guide here.