Many of these perennials can be planted in the fall, so you'll get beautiful, but easy, garden color come spring.

Kathleen N. Brenzel, Heather Arndt Anderson, and Deanna Kizis  –  Updated July 23, 2021

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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