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Perennials for zone 7

Perennials for zone 7

Feb 13, 2024

Perennials for zone 7

Gardening enthusiasts in Zone 7 are fortunate to experience a moderate climate, allowing various plant life to thrive. With a growing season that spans from early spring to late fall, Zone 7 provides an ideal environment for cultivating perennials. These resilient plants return yearly, bringing beauty and vibrancy to gardens. We will explore a selection of perennials well-suited for Zone 7, ensuring a colorful and thriving landscape throughout the seasons.

Perennials that grow well in zone 7?

Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.):

Coneflowers are a staple in Zone 7 perennial gardens, known for their striking, daisy-like blooms and long-lasting appeal. These perennials are aesthetically pleasing and attract pollinators like butterflies and bees. With varieties like 'Purple Coneflower' and 'White Swan,' gardeners can create a diverse display of colors.

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia spp.):

Black-Eyed Susans are cheerful and easy-to-grow perennials that add a burst of yellow and gold to gardens. These sun-loving plants thrive in Zone 7 and are excellent for borders, mass plantings, or wildflower gardens. 'Goldsturm' is a popular cultivar known for its prolific blooms and longevity.

Black eyed susan

 Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica):

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are delightful perennials that can thrive in Zone 7 gardens. These charming, native plants are known for their nodding, bell-shaped flowers, and unique blue-green foliage. Here's some information on Virginia Bluebells and how to cultivate them in Zone 7:

 Appearance: Virginia Bluebells are spring-blooming perennials with bell-shaped flower clusters ranging from pink to violet blue. The flowers emerge early to mid-spring before the foliage fully develops, creating a beautiful display.

 Iris Cristata (Dwarf Crested Iris)

Iris cristata, commonly known as Dwarf Crested Iris, is a charming and low-growing perennial that can add beauty to Zone 7 gardens. Here's some information on Iris cristata and how to cultivate it in Zone 7:Appearance: Iris cristata is a compact iris species with slender, sword-like leaves and delicate, violet-blue to lavender flowers. The blooms have distinctive crests on the sepals, giving the plant its name. 

Iris Cristata

Where can I buy perennials for zone 7?

Native Wildflowers Nursery has perennials for zone 7 gardeners are privileged to cultivate a wide array of perennials that thrive in moderate climates. Whether you're looking for vibrant blooms, low-maintenance options, or plants that attract pollinators, the suggested perennials provide a diverse palette for creating a stunning and enduring garden. Experiment with different combinations, consider your garden's specific sunlight and soil conditions and enjoy the beauty that perennials bring to your Zone 7 landscape year after year.