Perennials: list of 100 beautiful flowers not to be missed

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Once established, perennials bloom every year. They come in all sizes, shapes and colors! They are placed in beds or in pots on the terrace.

Discover our selection of perennials: a list of flowers to compose your beds by season.

Perennials in bloom in spring

What happiness each spring to see the first flowers bloom. For a spring bed, choose a variety of perennials. Marry the graphic and perfect sphere of ornamental garlic with the supple silhouette of the Caucasian Myosostis. Go bold with a wispy, black-flowering mountain cornflower contrasting with the wispy white flowers of the tiarelles.

  • ornamental garlic
  • Peony
  • Alyssum
  • Bugloss from Italy
  • Arabs
  • Aubriète
  • Baptisia
  • Mountain cornflower
  • bergenia
  • Caucasian forget-me-not
  • Bugle
  • Gypsophile
  • Heuchera
  • Iris
  • Lithodora
  • Muguet
  • Primrose
  • Pulmonary
  • Tiarella

Perennials flowering in summer

In summer, the many flowers exult with their intoxicating fragrance and reveal shimmering colors. Lupins and delphiniums develop large erect flower stalks that give volume to a bed. They easily form mixed borders , accompanied by sedums and anthemis. For a gourmet massif, bet on the candy pink flowers of astilbes and astrancia. In broad daylight ? Then favor santolina and yarrow!

  • Santoline
  • Perennial begonia
  • Lupin
  • Summer heather (Calluna vulgaris)
  • Mauve
  • Acanthus
  • Eyelet
  • Agapanthe
  • Yarrow
  • Sedum
  • Delphinium
  • Potentille
  • Agastache
  • Anthemis
  • Mugwort
  • Astilbe
  • Astrance
  • Scabious
  • Coreopsis
  • Echinacea
  • Eupatoire
  • Filipendule ulmaria
  • Marshmallow
  • daylily
  • Kniphofia
  • Lavender
  • Lavatere
  • St. John’s wort
  • Nepeta
  • Penstemon

Perennials that bloom in the fall

Many plants have a long flowering that extends until the beginning of autumn, corresponding to the first frosts. However, few plants only flower in autumn! However, you can count on asters and their small star-shaped flowers of all colors. The chrysanthemum , despite its reputation as a cemetery flower, offers welcome colors during autumn rains. Finally, several shrub sages offer a range of warm colors . Of course, these essences are of the most beautiful effect accompanied by the coppery foliage of autumn, like those of the Japanese maples.

  • Aster
  • Japanese anemone
  • Hélénium
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Sage ‘Pineapple’
  • Saxifrage
  • Isodon

Winter flowering perennials

Winter offers beautiful flowers but rather on the side of shrubs, trees and climbers. In perennials, they are rarer but no less beautiful! Winter heather has branches covered with flowers, sometimes pink, sometimes white. These same two colors are seen in the rounded and recurving petals of Cyclamen coum . Added to this duo are the famous hellebores, also called Christmas roses.

There are many cultivars with original colors, spotted or plain: green, purple, black, pink, white…

  • Winter Heather (Erica)
  • Hellébore
  • Cyclamen coum

Long flowering perennials

Some plants have the advantage of flowering throughout the summer. Most have a bloom that begins in late spring and ends in early fall. Something to decorate the garden for a good part of the year! Euphorbias form small bushes, with tangy green flowers, which go well with lady’s mantle. The erections and the gaillardias adopt a country style while the columbines and the fuchsias show elegance.

  • Violette
  • Phlox
  • bellflowers
  • Anemone
  • Euphorbia
  • Ancolies
  • Sage
  • Fuchsia
  • Geranium
  • Heart of Mary
  • Coronille
  • Dianthus
  • Epimedium
  • Erigeron
  • avens
  • rock rose
  • Speedwell
  • Alchemille
  • Amsonia
  • Hole
  • Gaillardia
  • Liriope
  • Lobelia


Within the beds, flowering perennials combine with grasses (now poaceae). Their golden and flexible stems offer a good contrast with the flowers and compose modern ensembles. Undulating in the slightest breeze, they reveal a spontaneous charm. At the bottom of the bed or hedge, opt for pampas grass or miscanthus.

At the front, fall for the vaporous pink of the Muhlenbergia or the fine stems of the stipas.

  • Stipa
  • Deschampsia
  • Miscanthus
  • Muhlenbergia
  • Calamogrostis
  • Pennisetum
  • Fescue
  • grass of the pampas

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