10 Easy To Grow Perennial Plants

Perennial plants can last for years in the right growing conditions. Adding colour and interest to any garden through the seasons. Growing perennials doesn’t have to be difficult and positioned in the right spot will thrive.

Some perennials do need more care but some can be easy to grow and look after. Here are 10 easy to grow perennials which would be a delight in any garden.

Geranium perennial plant

1. Geraniums

Hardy Geraniums are one of the most tolerant perennials you could grow. These low-maintenance perennials provide colour over a long period in the summer with white, pink, purple or blue flowers. 

Including trailing or taller varieties, geraniums are great as ground cover or in borders.

Phlox perennial plant

2. Phlox

Phlox have bright, vibrant flowers from late spring to Autumn. Mainly pink, purple or white and often fragrant.

Some varieties of phlox are evergreen so will provide interest all year round.

Dianthus pink and white perennial plant

3. Dianthus

Dianthus are a versatile perennial, fragrant and colourful.

Various varieties suitable for different growing conditions. Brilliant for cutting and can last up to 3 weeks in a vase.

salvia purple perennial plant

4. Salvia

The upright flowers give both form and structure to the garden, these flowers are extraordinarily rich in nectar making them a magnet for bumblebees and butterflies.

Many varieties of Salvia, including deep purple, red and pinks.

Grown in beds or containers Salvia add colour and vibrancy.

aubretia purple perennial plant

5. Aubreta

Aubreta’s form wide cascading trails of colour in late spring and early summer. The flowers are in a wide range of colours from Pink to purple and white.

Spread quickly and can be divided to create more plants.

sedum perennial plant

6. Sedum

Sedum is drought-hardy and sturdy. Many varieties including low forming, creeping or upright.

Tolerent to poor soil conditions and superb for adding colour late summer to autumn.


7. Lavender

Technically a shrub, Lavender is perfect as a perennial. Highly fragrant and attractive to bees Lavander is a hardy, evergreen so will provide interest throughout the seasons.

Great for cut flowers and perfect for drying.

erysimum perennial plant

8. Erysimum

Grows quickly to form a large, bushy mound. It flowers almost all year round, even in winter, and is popular with bees and butterflies. It only lives for a few years, but is easy to propagate from cuttings.

lupin perennial plant

9. Lupin

Typically associated with cottage gardens. Lupins are tall and spiked adding height and interest to any garden.

Can be grown in a range of colours 

heleniums yellow and orange easy to grow perennial plant

10. Heleniums

Long-flowering, reliable perennial plants which come in a range of hot colours from red to burnt orange and bright yellow,

They flower in abundance from midsummer to early autumn. 

Heleniums make a great cut flower too.

Growing the right perennial in the right place will add colour and interest to your garden each year. Reliable perennials bring your garden to life come spring and can add colour right through to autumn.