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Perennials by Common Name

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Astilbe
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Astilbe sp.
  • Prefers moist, shady locations
  • Plume-like flowers in pastel colors; summer blooming
  • Good choice near streams, water
Bleeding Heart
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Dicentra spectabilis
  • Shade perennial; requires moisture
  • Blooms early spring
Blue Mist
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Caryopteris x clandonensis
  • Full sun
  • Blue flowers in mid to late summer; attracts butterflies
  • 'Worchester Gold' very popular
Columbine
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Aquilegia sp.
  • Shade perennial (in Arkansas); requires constant moisture
  • Many flower colors in hybrids
  • A. canadensis: native, flower red and yellow
Common Peony
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Paeonia officinalis
  • Sun to partial sun: demands moisture
  • Spring blooming; many flower colors
Common Rose Mallow
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Hibiscus moscheutos
  • Full sun
  • Flowers can be dinner plate size: white, pink, red
Coneflower
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Rudbeckia fulgida
  • Sun
  • Blooms mid to late summer; bright yellow with dark center
Coral Bells
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Heuchera sanguinea
  • Shade; requires constant moisture
  • Grown for foliage and spike of small, bell-shaped flowers (pink, red, white)
Daylily
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Hemerocallis sp.
  • Full sun, clump, perennial
  • Thousands of cultivars: some rebloom, some fragrant
  • Heat and drought tolerant
Garden Phlox
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Phlox paniculata
  • Full sun perennial
  • Many cultivars for flower color and foliage type; flowers June to fall
  • Powdery mildew common
  • See fact sheet FSA6111
Hosta
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Hosta sp.
  • Shade perennial; requires constant moisture
  • Grown mostly for foliage
  • Hundreds of cultivars
  • Flower spikes white or blue-purple
  • Loved by slugs
Iris
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Iris sp.
  • Sun to partial sun
  • Several species; some love wet areas
  • Flower colors vary widely
Lenten Rose
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Helleborus orientalis
  • Partial sun to shade
  • Foliage semi-evergreen in Arkansas
  • Bell flowers in late winter/early spring; grown from seed so colors variable: white to pink-purple
Moss Phlox
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Phlox subulata
  • Full sun
  • Very low
  • Signature of the south
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Blooms early spring: white or pink-purple
Purple Coneflower
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Echinacea purpurea
  • Full sun perennial
  • Native to Arkansas
  • Cultivars: 'Magnus', 'Alba' (white disc flowers), 'Kim's Knee High', 'Meadowbrite' (orange disc flowers)
Sedum
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Sedum x 'Automn Joy'
  • Full sun; drought tolerant
  • Clump forming perennial
  • Succulent
  • Fruit capsule turns beautiful red in fall
Sweet William
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Dianthus barbatus
  • Sun perennial
  • Spring and fall bloomer
  • Flowers red, white or pink
Tickseed
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Coreopsis grandiflora
  • Full sun perennial
  • Bright yellow flowers mid-season
  • Clump perennial
  • May reseed in garden
Yarrow
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Achillea sp.
  • Full sun perennial
  • Fern-like foliage
  • Flowers: yellow, white, pink
  • Heat and drought tolerant