Perennials to Plant in the Midwest
If you live in the Midwest and you have been looking for some really amazing perennials to plant in your garden, then here are three terrific ideas to get you started.
Big & Beautiful Perennials to Plant in the Midwest
Peonies are huge flowering perennials that bloom in the springtime and continue all summer long. They will come back every single spring and live long enough for you to experience them as many times you want. Some peony flowers have been known to live as long as 100 years and they require very little maintenance as long as you do not transplant them. They are very hardy and work well in the Midwest.
If you want something that is extremely easy to plant and grow, then you want the daylily. Daylilies will thrive anywhere in zones 3 to 9 and will be able to grow in a variety of soil conditions. Daylilies do not wilt due to weather, soil or pests, and they are not susceptible to disease. They are also extremely beautiful and grow very large. One typical flower stem has at least a dozen buds and they stay in bloom for several weeks at a time. Unlike many perennials, daylilies will thrive in both the garden and landscape, and the shorter compact varieties work well with perennial borders.
Hostas, otherwise known as Plantain Lilies, are not quite as beautiful as daylilies or peonies, but they are still some of the best plants to grow in the Midwest. They are available in a variety of leaf patterns, sizes and heights, but each one will grow in the circular pattern that they are famous for. These plants will also produce flowers, but most people are perfectly happy with the beauty of the leaves themselves and many grow them specifically for that purpose.
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