June is Perennial Gardening Month

You can celebrate Perennial Gardening Month by discovering new perennials to plant in June. According to the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), at this time of year, gardeners can find mature specimens of favorite summer bloomers at their local garden center. They might also plant a “sequential-summer perennial display” of old and new cultivars.

The PPA also suggests that gardeners consider combinations that will make a “garden impact.” One combination with a long flowering period is Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage), Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ (gloriosa daisy) and Sedum Herbstfreude’ (Autumn Joy sedum).

The PPA suggests looking for new perennial ideas at your local botanical garden, arboretum or the display gardens at your local garden center. You may also consider participating in a neighborhood or city garden tour to study perennials and garden design.

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