Long Blooming Perennials at Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Continuous bloom is achievable with the right plant choices and long blooming perennials are the backbone to creating it. Also choosing perennials with outstanding foliage cannot be emphasized enough. Foliage provides colour and texture in the garden when the flowers are not in bloom. Register to join the free workshop Long-Blooming Perennials at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. In this colourful PowerPoint presentation Lorraine Roberts will highlight many of the best long-blooming perennials.
My book, A Recipe for Continuous Bloom, with over 287 photos is a guide to creating a garden of continuous bloom.

It’s very difficult to whittle down the list of my top eight long-blooming perennials. The plant choices are limitless and there will always be a new plant or hybrid, but I am recommending long blooming, hardy perennials that we have grown and trialed in our Caledon, Ontario Zone 5 botanical garden – Plant Paradise Country Gardens. All of these plants grow well in soil that is amended with compost and once established; rely only on rainfall for water.

These are my choices for the top eight, long blooming perennials. All for sale at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Check out the complete catalog.


Anemone ’Pamina'

Sun to part shade, August-October

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Sun to part shade, June-October

Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine'

Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine'

Heliopsis ‘Loraine Sunshine’


Persicaria polymorpha

Full sun or full shade, June-October


Coreopsis 'Red Chiffon'

Sun, June-October

Heuchera 'Paris

Heuchera 'Paris'

Sun or shade, June-October


Nepeta 'Purrsian Blue'

Sun, June-October


Agastache 'Blue Boa'

Sun, June-October