The Hardiest of Hardy Perennials. Generally speaking, a plant is classified as a perennial if it can survive to Zone 7. Above that range, plants become tender perennials or annuals. For the purpose of this article, we will only consider the "hardiest" of hardy perennials, plants that are hardy to Zones 4 and lower (or higher in latitude). The plants on this list are definitely tough enough to survive your area's worst winters.
~Meadow Sage~ This deer-resistant perennial is easy to care for and rewards the beginning gardener with long-blooming deep purple flowers. It’s a favorite of hummingbirds and bees, and will become a favorite of yours, as it comes back year after year.
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Clematis montana 'Mayleen' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection Nicknamed the 'mile a minute' clematis, height 33'(10m) and spread 10'(3m). Good scent of vanilla, rated as a 'beginner' hardy perennial. Pruning Group 1.
Festuca Boulder Blue - Discovered in Colorado, Boulder Blue has a much brighter steel-blue foliage color than the more commonly available Elijah Blue. This hardy, perennial grass forms tufts of metallic-blue fine foliage from early spring through late fall & even into winter. Festuca Boulder Blue takes intense heat & drought without losing its blue color and makes the perfect addition to patio/deck container gardens. Special Features: Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Lavender Hidcote is one of our very best-selling sun perennials where it makes the perfect low-growing hedge ! This drought-tolerant & hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage & flowers that are enjoyable in the garden or cut-fresh & added to flower arrangements! Lavender Hidcote can also be cut & dried for use in potpourri & other dried flower arrangements. This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun & normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow...
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