Plant them in the fall, and these perennials pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year—that's why they'll always have a place in our gardens (and hearts)

Kathleen N. Brenzel and Heather Arndt Anderson  – September 16, 2009 | Updated July 15, 2019

Plant trends may come and go, but these are mainstays for a reason. They’re the tried and true favorite perennials that we want to plant again and again, and they’re here to stay. These are our favorite perennial flowers to plant in fall (or early spring) for blooms year after year. To help them get a healthy start, amend the soil as needed with bone meal to give flowering a boost.