For gardeners who’ve been at it for decades, or those who are new to the gardening game, perennials are unfussy, long-living plants that show beautiful foliage and flowers year after year. Plant many of these classics in the fall so in the spring your garden will attract nectar-loving birds, provide seeds for food, and help pollinators. (And you can use the colorful blooms to make great cut-flower bouquets.) Here, some of the perennials that we come back to again and again.

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