With the proper selection of perennials, you can enjoy color and beauty beginning in spring and continuing all summer long, right up to the first killing frosts of fall. For the longest possible perennial display, we have created this ideal Three-Seasons Garden with a blending of nine varieties of easy-to-grow perennials. While the garden illustrated occupies a 5′ x 15′ area, these same perennials can be arranged to fill any 75 sq. ft. area with color and beauty.
In this Three-Seasons Garden, Astilbe, Delphinium and Achillea start the show in late spring; Pink Coneflowers, Little Miss Muffet Daisies and Clustered Bellflowers take over during the summer months; Jacob Cline Monarda, Cloth of Gold and Lemon Fluff carry color into fall.
Garden contains 27 plants, 3 of each variety.
| A) Delphinium, Belladonna
|| B) Monarda, Jacob
| C) Coneflower, Pink
|D) Cloth of Gold|| E) Astilbe, Peach
|F) Lemon Fluff|
| G) Daisy, Little
| H) Bellflower, Clustered
||I) Achillea ‘The Pearl’|
This garden design includes:
A. Delphinium, Belladonna(3), 36-48″ spires are covered with light blue 2-3″ double florets.
B. Monarda, Jacob Cline (3), Mint-scented foliage and extra-large deep red flowers make this variety a bold accent for a border – or butterfly or herb garden.
C. Pink Coneflower (3), Drought-resistant, long-lasting daisylike blooms are bright purple-pink
with contrasting maroon centers.
D. Cloth of Gold (3),
E. Peach Blossom Astilbe (3), Masses of salmon pink florets create spectacular plumes of color.
F. Lemon Fluff (3),
G. Little Miss Muffet Daisy (3), These dainty white and yellow blooms are a favorite perennial of American gardeners.
H. Bellflower, Clustered (3), Funnel-shaped, 1″ violet-blue blooms appear all summer.
I. Achillea ‘The Pearl’ (3), This hardy plant produces neat 24-36″ mounds of white blooms from late spring through summer.