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5 Best Perennials To Grow In Colorado

InColor Plants Nov 18, 2022 3:39:19 PM
5 Best Perennials To Grow In Colorado

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Famously known for its wonderful aromatic flowers and leaves, and its cold hardiness, lavender (shown above) is a phenomenal perennial in Colorado. This semi-woody shrub produces beautiful flowers and thrives in most soil, prefers full sun and is fairly drought resistant. Lavender shrubs attract butterflies, are deer resistant and are highly disease resistant.


5 Best Perennials To Grow In Colorado: Echinacea


Echinacea is a sturdy, well-branched perennial that can handle the sun, wind and rain in Colorado. With few insect or disease issues, echinacea are drought tolerant, making them an ideal option for sustainable, low-water gardening. They're also known to attract butterflies.


5 Best Perennials To Grow In Colorado: Heuchera


Heuchera, or more commonly known as Coral Bells, is an exciting perennial that is great for Colorado. Coral Bells have an upright habit and are great for perennial borders or rock gardens. Available in an array of foliage colors, textures and shapes. Prefers shady or semi shady areas, are deer resistant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.


5 Best Perennials To Grow In Colorado: Sedum


Sedum is a low-growing perennial with small succulent leaves and dazzling flowers perfect for Colorado. Sedums come in a array of textures, colors and sizes that’s perfect as ground cover, in rock garden or perennial beds. Sedum blooms all summer, tolerates partial shade but prefers sunny spots and is great for pollinators. 


5 Best Perennials To Grow In Colorado: Rocky Mountain Columbine

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Not only are Columbines the Colorado state flower, they match the unique climate and thrive almost anywhere in the state. This upright perennial comes in shades of purple, yellow, red and white. Columbines prefer sunny spots and bloom beginning in early spring. The long lasting blooms are another favorite for bees and hummingbirds.

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