Our selection of the top perennial flowers for easy summer gardening

Our selection of the top perennial flowers for easy summer gardening

Create an enduring and low maintenance garden with drought resistant plants. Starting a garden should always begin with plants that will serve as a back bone to your border structures. Especially those that come back year after year. These are resilient plants that not only flower each year but fill your garden with pollinators.

 In this guide, we'll explore the top 10 perennial flowers for a thriving UK garden. You can see a wider range in our hardy perennial plants section


With its soothing lemon fragrance and delicate purple blooms, Nepeta is a must-have for any garden. These hardy perennials thrive in well-drained soil and full sunlight, making them a low-maintenance yet stunning addition to your garden. 


Geraniums, or cranesbills, are versatile perennials that offer a burst of color from spring to fall. These hardy plants are easy to care for and come in various shades, making them perfect for borders or ground cover.


Ideal for shady spots in your garden, hostas are renowned for their lush foliage and diverse leaf shapes. With a wide range of colors and sizes available, these perennials add texture and elegance to any landscape.


Commonly known as black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia brings a burst of sunshine to your garden with its golden-yellow petals and dark centers. These summer bloomers are drought-tolerant and attract pollinators, making them a favorite for wildlife-friendly gardens.


Echinacea, or coneflowers, are not only beautiful but also attract bees and butterflies to your garden. These sturdy perennials boast vibrant hues and are known for their immune-boosting properties.


Salvia, or garden sage, offers a diverse range of perennials with striking spikes of color. These heat-tolerant plants thrive in well-drained soil and are excellent for attracting hummingbirds.


Phlox, with its fragrant clusters of flowers, is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your garden. These low-growing perennials are excellent ground covers and come in a variety of colors.


Known for their feathery foliage and flat-topped blooms, yarrow perennials are hardy and drought-tolerant. These versatile plants attract pollinators and are a great addition to both formal and wildflower gardens.


Lady's mantle is prized for its delicate, frothy blooms and scalloped leaves. These moisture-loving perennials are perfect for adding a soft touch to shady corners of your garden.

Digitalis (Foxgloves)

Foxgloves are biennial perennials that make a dramatic statement with their tall spires of tubular flowers. Plant them in well-drained soil for a touch of cottage garden charm.

Investing in perennial flowers is a gift to your garden that keeps on giving. Explore the diverse range of hardy and beautiful perennials mentioned above, and enhance your garden's charm and longevity. It’s not just our summer flowering plants that are perennial

Try Alliums or read our guide on perennial tulips





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