15 perennials you can't kill Daffodil (Narcissus hybrids) Greet spring with the cheery yellow flowers of daffodils. These easy-grows-it bulbs last for years in the garden. Critters leave both bulbs and blooms alone, and clumps spread over time. Look for varieties with pink, orange and white flowers. Combines well with: lily-of-the-valley, Siberian iris and Shasta daisy. Hardy in Zones 3 to 8.
•Flowering Maple Crepe-paper-like blooms in shades of red, pink, orange, or yellow dangle among leaves like festive lanterns. Many varieties have splotched or variegated foliage for extra interest. Grow the plant upright as a tree, prune it back to keep it shrubby, or even grow it in a hanging basket. Its common name comes from the leaves, which resemble those of a maple tree.