Most gardeners are familiar with classic perennials such as daylilies, peonies, hostas, and iris, but there's a whole host of lesser-known, underused perennials that can add color and interest to your garden. You may have to search for them at your garden center or an online source, but they're all worth the effort. Here are 15 of our favorite underused perennials.

The 15 Most Underused Perennials

Most gardeners are familiar with classic perennials such as daylilies, peonies, hostas, and iris, but there's a whole host of lesser-known, underused perennials that can add color and interest to your garden. You may have to search for them at your garden center or an online source, but they're all worth the effort. Here are 15 of our favorite underused perennials.

Layered bulb container. Container cut in half to show the layered effect. Plants include Narcissus 'Hawera', Muscari armeniacum, Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' and Tulip 'Sunny Prince' - © GAP Photos

Layered bulb container. Container cut in half to show the layered effect. Plants include Narcissus 'Hawera', Muscari armeniacum, Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' and Tulip 'Sunny Prince' - © GAP Photos

Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F. Good in ATL winters.

Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F. Good in ATL winters.

Haha, I think this Perennials Made Easy post was written just for me! My gardens are SO boring, and I've been wanting to learn how to spruce them up, so this is perfect timing. So many amazing tips in this post, I can't wait to go plant shopping!

Perennials Made Easy! How To Create Amazing Gardens

Haha, I think this Perennials Made Easy post was written just for me! My gardens are SO boring, and I've been wanting to learn how to spruce them up, so this is perfect timing. So many amazing tips in this post, I can't wait to go plant shopping!

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