In this article, we give you the dirt on which perennial blooms to plant for continuous blooms throughout mid-spring and late spring. Keep reading for all the details.
Mid-Spring Flowers and Later Spring Flowers
One of the best things you can do for your health is to dig in the dirt, plant flowers and enjoy the sensory delights flowers and plants bring to us. The
It’s also true, that digging in the dirt can increase feelings of wellbeing. There are microbes that increase serotonin which in turn increase joy. Their relationship with humans reminds us that there is more to gardening than meets the eye. Plus, gardening gets our bodies moving and we get to enjoy the reward of gorgeous blooms throughout the seasons.
That is why the perennial bloom succession series was created. Generally, the succession of blooms is for a variety of zones but warmer and ultracold climates may have some modifications to the list. Based on four changing seasons (zones 3-7) this list should help to guide you to plant perennials that will bloom from mid-spring and later spring too.
Always add annuals in-between at the appropriate time to fill in the gaps and for continuous bloom once these have passed their blooming season.
Warmer and colder climate readers, please share your additions and deletions to this list in the comments. So if you want to know what perennials bloom in spring – more specifically mid to late spring – here’s our visual guide and list.
Mid Spring Flowers
7. German Bearded Iris (Iris sp.)
8. Siberian Iris (Iris sp.)
9. Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)
10. Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)
11. Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea)
12. Oriental Poppy (Papaver Orientale)
13. Bellflower (Campanula sp.)
Here’s what to plant for non-stop blooms and color in your spring garden.
The numbers that correspond to the images in this article are in sequence with the series. You get the full list of plants to include in your garden year-round and in succession here.
Iris plants are either rhizomes or bulbs, the
If you need to divide them or transplant them, it is best to wait until early fall. If you need to do it sooner, then do it after they flower. If you chose to do it after they flower, it is best to wait for them to wither since like tulips they will be producing nutrients for the next year.
Peonies produce small amounts of nectar and this is quite appealing to ants. Ants eat the nectar and help open the plant’s flower buds. Ants do not harm the plants. Let nature work its magic and before taking peony flowers into your home, simply turn them upside-down in a bucket of water to get the
Heucheria, Poppy and Bellflower
Personally, I haven’t had much success with poppy flowers but I have seen them thrive in my
Later Spring Flowers
Astilbe and Lupine
14. Astilbe (Astilbe sp.)
15. Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
Astilbe flowers come in white or pink and reds. They are shade lovers and their foliage is delicate looking. Lupine is a little more fragile and harder to establish, however once established it is happy and the rewards are endless.
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To learn about early spring blooms in this series click here.
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