What is the best perennial grow?

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  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom on May 01, 2017
    In sun or shade? What Some? What height?

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on May 02, 2017
    I love astilbe :)

  • You will love HOSTA!!!
    It is a wonderful perennial !!!
    You can choose between varieties like..."big mama" or the medium to smaller ones; many with variations of the color and size of the leaf. They do wonderful in full shade, and enjoy morning or afternoon sun, but they do not like full sun (it's too hard on them; they can get "sunburn" depending on how hot and sunny that area will be where you've planted them). You can plant them in virtually any kind of soil, and just let them grow...care free. They are very hardy plants.
    They are great around the foundation of your house or surrounding the base of a tree. In flower beds, they usually grow bigger then your annuals.
    If ever you believe they are dead, it is usually only the top foliage, probably from sun burn. Just by transplanting them into that shady spot, you'll discover them growing the next spring.
    After they mature, maybe a year or two, (you'll know), you may want to divide them. Very easy!!!! just dig them up; then, I use and old, large serrated bread knife to "divide" by cutting them in half or smaller, but don't totally separate them. They flourish as small groups. On those days, your neighbors will love you, because you can give them what you can't use.
    And then, in the spring, with warmer days, you will see their pointed heads poke thru the ground, ready for another glorious season in the shade.
    Enjoy your garden. 🌷

  • Sam Sam on May 02, 2017
    coral bell. its hardy, easy to grow. gets huge and beautiful, is not afraid of frost and actually lasts to the first snow! then cut it down for next years new growth!

  • Pat Pat on May 02, 2017
    Bleeding Heart, Dianthus, Astilbe, Iris, Day Lillies, Asters (which bloom in the fall) and of course my favorite Hostas.

    • Debbie Kuhar Debbie Kuhar on May 03, 2017
      My Hostas are eaten up every year, possibly from slugs. How do you keep the critters away?

  • Vaz13532136 Vaz13532136 on May 02, 2017

  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on May 02, 2017
    Black-Eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Bleeding Hearts, the list is endless. You should out what's native to your area, they are easy to grow, and less maintenance. It also depends on if you are looking for plants to grow in the shade or sunny location.

  • Pat Pat on May 03, 2017
    Not sure about slugs but rabbits chew on mine. Might ask your local green house.