Best Perennials to grow in Massachusetts during Spring, Vinca Minor Bowles Perennial flower, Weston Nurseries

Our Favorite Perennials

Our Favorite Perennials

There are so many perennial flowers to choose from at the garden center. When faced with an abundance of choices, consider our top nine, best-selling perennials. They are popular for a reason! All are beautiful, easy to grow and will keep coming back year after year. Try one or try them all.

Best purple perennials to grow in gardens in Massachusetts during Spring, Vinca Minor Bowles perennial flower, Weston Nurseries
Vinca Minor Bowles

Periwinkle or Vinca is one of the best ground covers, particularly for troublesome shaded areas. Fast-growing with glossy dark green leaves and large blue-purple flowers, this plant will form a dense carpet in no time.

Best purple perennials to grow in gardens in Massachusetts during Spring, Nepeta Walker's Low catmint perennial flowers, Weston Nurseries
Nepeta Walker’s Low

Despite its name, this variety of catmint can reach 30” in height. This sun loving, drought resistant easy to grow perennial will bloom all summer long and attract a variety of pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Best hardy purple perennials to grow in gardens in Massachusetts during Spring, Geranium Rozanne perennial flower, Weston Nurseries
Geranium Rozanne

This hardy perennial geranium or Cranesbill sports deep blue flowers from late spring into fall. Attracts pollinators. Foliage turns red in fall. Mounding growth habit, reaches 20”, full sun to partial shade. Can also be used as groundcover. Deer resistant.

Purple perennials to grow in Zone 6 in the spring, Salvia May Night perennial flowers, Weston Nurseries
Salvia May Night

Spikes of deep blue flowers start in mid-May and continue throughout the summer. Reaches 18-24” in height. Attracts pollinators. Prefers full sun. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Purple perennials to grow in Zone 6 in the spring, Liriope Muscari Big Perennial plants, Weston Nurseries
Liriope Muscari Big Blu

Blue flower spikes, reaching 14’ tall, emerge from graceful, arching grass-like leaves. Also known as Lilyturf, this plant is perfect for a wide range of conditions, from dry shade to full sun. Works well as groundcover. Deer resistant.

Yellow perennials to grow in Zone 6 in the spring, Hemerocallis Happy Returns and Stella D’Oro perennial flowers, Weston Nurseries
Hemerocallis Happy Returns and Stella D’Oro

Both of these varieties of reblooming Daylily will bring color and joy to your garden all summer long. They both sport yellow flowers, with Stella d’Oro being slightly more compact. Low maintenance – heat and drought tolerant. Grow best in full or part sun. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Rabbit resistant.

Best purple perennials to grow in gardens in Massachusetts in Spring, Lavandula Hidcote perennial plants, Weston Nurseries
Lavandula Hidcote

This compact English lavender reaches 18 to 24’ in height. Extremely fragrant purple-blue blooms attract pollinators galore. Thrives in full sun. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Best yellow perennials to grow in gardens in Massachusetts in Spring, Rudbeckia Goldsturm perennial flowers, Weston Nurseries
Rudbeckia Goldsturm

Classic Black-eyed Susan with yellow daisy-like petals and brown-black center. This native perennial attracts pollinators and, in the fall, provides food for seed eating songbirds. Blooms mid-summer through fall. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant

Best purple perennials to grow in gardens in Massachusetts in Spring, Sedum Autumn Fire perennial plants, Weston Nurseries
Sedum Autumn Fire

Highly textural plant that provides garden interest from spring to winter. Flat heads containing large numbers of tiny bright pink flowers appear in late summer. Color deepens to brick red. Flower heads can be left in place for winter interest. Grows 18 to 24” high. Attracts pollinators. Drought tolerant. Full to part sun. Deer and rabbit resistant.

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