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Perennial Plants: June is the Ideal Time to be Planting Herbaceous Perennials.

Did you know that June is National Perennial Plant month?

The reason for this is that traditionally June is the time when most gardeners get out in the garden and plant and tend to their perennials. The weather unfortunately has not really helped matters so far this year, but never the less there are still important jobs that need to be done in order to get the garden looking fantastic for the rest of the summer.

Why plant perennials?

Well, simply because perennial plants are the backbone of every successful landscape and garden border. Herbaceous perennial plants are the nation’s favourites because they are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and blooming seasons, and they come back year-in year-out if looked after properly. Perennials grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter, only to return in spring, bigger, and better. This cycle continues with every passing season.

Herbaceous perennials are typically grown from root stock rather than seed like annual plants. However, depending on the rigors of local climate, a plant that is a perennial in its native habitat, or in a milder garden, may be treated by a gardener as an annual and planted out every year, from seed, from cuttings or from divisions.

Which perennials should you be planting in June?

Well, there are wide selections of perennials that you could be planting in June. Some herbaceous perennials favour a sun, whilst others prefer shade. It’s the aspect which will ultimately determine whether plants will grow successfully.

Some of the more popular perennial plant categories include:

Hostas, Daylilies, Irises, Echinaceas, Peonies, Ferns, Grasses, Phlox, Heucheras, and Astilbes. Each genus can contain literally thousands of specific varieties, so you will need to do some research to find which you prefer best. Besides, part of the joy of gardening with perennial plants is discovering new plant introductions from family, friends and knowledgeable garden centre staff.

Which perennials are best suited to a sunny garden?

  • Achilleas,
  • Alliums,
  • Artemesias,
  • Campanulas,
  • Coreopsis ,
  • Daylilies,
  • Dianthus,
  • Echinaceas,
  • Eupatoriums,
  • Heucheras,
  • Irises,
  • Lamiums,
  • Lavenders,
  • Liriopes,
  • Lysimachias,
  • Ornamental grasses,
  • Peonies,
  • Primulas,
  • Rudbeckias,
  • Salvias ,
  • Sedums,
  • Thymes,
  • Vincas,
  • Yuccas,.

Which perennials are best suited for a Shady garden?

  • Ajugas,
  • Aquilegias,
  • Astilbes,
  • Begonias,
  • Campanulas,
  • Ferns,
  • Hellebores,
  • Heucheras,
  • Hostas ,
  • Lamiums,
  • Liriopes,
  • Primulas,
  • Sedums.

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