UACES Facebook Perennials by Scientific Name

Perennials by Scientific Name

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Scientific Name Common Name Comments 
Achillea sp.
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Yarrow
  • Full sun perennial
  • Fern-like foliage
  • Flowers: yellow, white, pink
  • Heat and drought tolerant
Aquilegia sp.
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Columbine
  • Shade perennial (in Arkansas); requires constant moisture
  • Many flower colors in hybrids
  • A. canadensis: native, flower red and yellow
Astilbe sp.
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Astilbe
  • Prefers moist, shady locations
  • Plume-like flowers in pastel colors; summer blooming
  • Good choice near streams, water
Caryopteris x clandonensis
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Blue Mist

  • Full sun
  • Blue flowers in mid to late summer; attracts butterflies
  • 'Worchester Gold' very popular
Coreopsis grandiflora
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Tickseed

  • Full sun perennial
  • Bright yellow flowers mid-season
  • Clump perennial
  • May reseed in garden
Dianthus barbatus
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Sweet William

  • Sun perennial
  • Spring and fall bloomer
  • Flowers red, white or pink
Dicentra spectabilis
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Bleeding Heart

  • Shade perennial; requires moisture
  • Blooms early spring
Echinacea purpurea
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Purple Coneflower

  • Full sun perennial
  • Native to Arkansas
  • Cultivars: 'Magnus', 'Alba' (white disc flowers), 'Kim's Knee High', 'Meadowbrite' (orange disc flowers)
Helleborus orientalis
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Lenten Rose

  • 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
Hemerocallis sp.
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Daylily

  • Full sun, clump, perennial
  • Thousands of cultivars: some rebloom, some fragrant
  • Heat and drought tolerant
Heuchera sanguinea
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 Coral Bells
  • Shade; requires constant moisture
  • Grown for foliage and spike of small, bell-shaped flowers (pink, red, white)
Hibiscus moscheutos
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Common Rose Mallow

  • Full sun
  • Flowers can be dinner plate size: white, pink, red
Hosta sp.
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 Hosta
  • Shade perennial; requires constant moisture
  • Grown mostly for foliage
  • Hundreds of cultivars
  • Flower spikes white or blue-purple
  • Loved by slugs
Iris sp.
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Iris

  • Sun to partial sun
  • Several species; some love wet areas
  • Flower colors vary widely
Paeonia officinalis
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Common Peony

  • Sun to partial sun: demands moisture
  • Spring blooming; many flower colors
Phlox paniculata
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Garden Phlox

  • Full sun perennial
  • Many cultivars for flower color and foliage type; flowers June to fall
  • Powdery mildew common
  • See fact sheet FSA6111
Phlox subulata
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Moss Phlox 

  • Full sun
  • Very low
  • Signature of the south
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Blooms early spring: white or pink-purple
Rudbeckia fulgida
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Coneflower

  • Sun
  • Blooms mid to late summer; bright yellow with dark center
Sedum x 'Automn Joy'
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Sedum 
  • Full sun; drought tolerant
  • Clump forming perennial
  • Succulent
  • Fruit capsule turns beautiful red in fall