Top 10 Perennial Bloomers

Here are some best bets for steadfast, dependable color.

• Iris

• 'Hortensia' false aster (Kalimeris pinnatifida 'Hortensia')

• Daylily 'Stella de Oro' and 'Happy Returns'

(at left) 'Goldsturm' yellow coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii 'Goldsturm')

• Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

• 'Common Purple' summer phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Common Purple')

• 'Miss Huff' lantana (Lantana camara 'Miss Huff')

• 'Autumn Joy' sedum

• 'Indigo Spires' salvia

• Swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)

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