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Our offering of perennial plants for Missouri and Illinois 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 and Illinois native perennials. We belong to groups that support native gardening, Grownative! and Wildones. In our Perennial Guide you will discover superb perennials for your gardens. 

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.