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Recommended Perennial Plants for Small-Space Gardens

Astilbe Younique is about 16 inches tall; other varieties can reach 40 inches or taller.

If you’re gardening in a confined area or in containers, it’s usually best to look for plants that are relatively compact as well as those that have multi-season interest. The following perennials are ideal for small-space gardens. They’re smaller than other varieties, they have attractive foliage, and/or they have a particularly long bloom period or bloom in two seasons.

Astilbe Younique Pink

Astilbe Visions

Aster Vibrant Dome

Aster Alert

Bee Balm Petite Delight

Bee Balm Fireball

Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

Black Eyed Susan Cherry Brandy

Daylily Berrylicious

Daylily Berrylicious blooms in early summer, then again in late summer into fall.

Black Eyed Susan Irish Eyes

Catmint Pink Cat

Coral Bells Citronelle

Coral Bells Caramel

Coral Bells Encore

Coreopsis Moonbeam

Coreopsis Heaven’s Gate

Coreopsis Tequila Sunrise

Coreopsis Cosmic Eye

Daylily Pardon Me

Daylily Purple D’Oro

Daylily Stella D’Oro

Daylily Strawberry Candy

Hosta Brim Cup is a compact variety perfect for shade gardens.

Daylily Berrylicious

Echinacea Kim’s Knee High


Gaillardia Gallo Bi-Color

Gaillardia Gallo Yellow

Gaillardia Goblin

Geranium Ballerina

Geranium Johnson’s Blue

Geranium Max Frei

Geranium Karmina

Geranium Purple Pillow

Hosta Mediovariegata

Hosta Albomarginata

The chartreuse foliage of Coral Bells Citronelle brightens up the garden all season long.

Hosta So Sweet

Hosta Brim Cup


Bearded Iris Orange Harvest

Bearded Iris Sugar Blues

Liatris Kobold

Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues

Fescue Grass Elijah Blue

Japanese Forest Grass Aureola

Russian Sage Little Spire

Sage May Night

Sage Sensation Rose


Shasta Daisy Snowcap

Spiderwort Sweet Kate

Veronica Sunny Border Blue

Veronica Eveline

March 9, 2011 В· Suzanne DeJohn В· Comments Closed
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