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Perennials for Special Purposes/Sites

Edging
Silver Mound Artemisia Dwarf Astilbe Carpathian Bellflower
Miniature Blanketflower Chrysanthemum Coral Bells
Flowering Onions Geranium sanguineum Hosta
Dwarf Iris Missouri Primrose Pasque Flower
Creeping Veronica Viola

Background
Perennial Aster Boltonia Daylily
Delphinium Globe Centaurea Globe Thistle
Goldenrod Heliopsis Spuria Iris
Lilies Lupine Maltese Cross
Monarda Monkshood Obedient Plant
Peony Perennial Phlox Rudbeckia
Russian Sage Shasta Daisy Sneezeweed
Veronica

Cut Flowers
Achillea Astilbe Baby's Breath
Balloonflower Clustered Bellflower Blanketflower
Bleeding Heart Butterfly Weed Chrysanthemum
Columbine Purple Coneflower Coral Bell
Coreopsis Daffodil Daylily
Delphinium Fleabane Flowering Onion
Globe Thistle Goldenrod Heliopsis
Hosta Hyacinth Iris
Liatris Lilies Lupine
Maltese Cross Missouri Primrose Monarda
Monkshood Mountain Bluet Obedient Plant
Oriental Poppy Ox-eye Daisy Painted Daisy
Penstemon Peony Perennial Aster
Phlox Rudbeckia Salvia
Sea Lavender Shasta Daisy Sneezeweed
Tulip Veronica

Good in Partial to Full Shade
Astilbe Bergenia Bleeding Heart
Columbine Coral Bells Hosta
Lungwort Spiderwort Viola
Virginia Bluebells

Drought Tolerant
Achillea Artemisia Baby's Breath
Blanketflower Boltonia Butterfly Weed
Prairie Coneflower Purple Coneflower Coral Bells
Coreopsis Cushion Spurge Flax
Flowering Onion Geranium Globe Thistle
Golden Marguerite Goldenrod Heliopsis
Liatris Lilies Missouri Primrose
Mountain Bluet Penstemon Peony
Rudbeckia Russian Sage Salvia
Sea Lavender Showy Stonecrop Spiderwort
Veronica

Lean/Poor Soil
Achillea Artemisia Baby's Breath
Blanketflower Butterfly Weed Prairie Coneflower
Coreopsis Cushion Spurge Globe Thistle
Golden Marguerite Goldenrod Heliopsis
Mountain Bluet Obedient Plant Penstemon
Russian Sage Salvia Spiderwort

Winter Protection Recommended
Baby's Breath Carpathian Bellflower Bergenia
Chrysanthemum Columbine Coral Bells
Coreopsis Delphinium Flax
Penstemon Rudbeckia Shasta Daisy

Tend to be Short Lived
Astilbe Baby's Breath Carpathian Bellflower
Blanketflower Fern-leaf Bleeding Heart Chrysanthemum
Columbine Delphinium Feverfew
Flax Lupine Maltese Cross
Missouri Primrose Painted Daisy Pasque Flower
Pestemon Rudbeckia Shasta Daisy
Viola


Todd Weinmann, Extension Horticulturist & Master Gardener Coordinator
Phone: (701) 241-5707
E-mail: todd.weinmann@ndsu.edu

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