Red Lupine | Zone 4 perennial | Possible planting for back of side beds or near DeGroot's Spire to add a bold splash of color among the purple and yellow.

Red Lupine Perennial for backyard, side beds to add a bold splash of color among the purple and yellow flower garden idea.

The Hardiest of Hardy Perennials. Generally speaking, a plant is classified as a perennial if it can survive to Zone 7. Above that range, plants become tender perennials or annuals. For the purpose of this article, we will only consider the "hardiest" of hardy perennials, plants that are hardy to Zones 4 and lower (or higher in latitude). The plants on this list are definitely tough enough to survive your area's worst winters.

The Hardiest of Hardy Perennials. Generally speaking, a plant is classified as a perennial if it can survive to Zone Above that range, plants become tender perennials or annuals. For the purpose of this article, we will only consider the "hardiest" of

Persian Fritillaria...bulbs that grow in zone 4... Narrow 30" stalks of deep purple black bell-shaped blossoms with gold centers in mid-spring. Gray-green leaves add to the dramatic contrast.

~~Fritillaria persica❤️ Perennials❗️Persian Fritillaria ~ Narrow stalks of deep purple black bell-shaped blossoms with gold centers in mid-spring. Gray-green leaves add to the dramatic contrast

Artemisia -  Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant. Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches. Grows in Zones 4-9. Good for around chickens!

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Artemisia: Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches.

Japanese Bottlebrush...for zones 4-9; Suitable for prairie planting, naturalizing and wildlife, this unique, drought-tolerant plant takes very little maintenance.

for zones Suitable for prairie planting, naturalizing and wildlife, this unique, drought-tolerant plant takes very little maintenance. Rabbit resistant, sun to partial shade.

Heuchera Stainless Steel.  Zone 4 perennial, 10" plant, half sun to full shade-- more shade = more silver color.  Flowers white.

Heuchera Stainless Steel (Coral Bell, Alum Root)

Heuchera Stainless Steel Perennial Height: Zones: 4 to 9 Sun Exposure: Half Shade to Full shade

Blue Pearl Sedum (perennial, full sun, low water/drought tolerant)

Blue Pearl Sedum (perennial, full sun, low water/drought tolerant) Ideas for my blue garden

Rose Campion  Rose campion is unforgettable in full bloom because of its abundant hot-pink flowers. But before it puts on its floral show -- and after the flowers fade -- its silvery-gray leaves are ornamental on their own.  Note: Rose campion can self-seed abundantly.   Name: Lychnis coronaria

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden

Rose campion is unforgettable in full bloom because of its abundant hot-pink flowers. But before it puts on its floral show -- and after the flowers fade -- its silvery-gray leaves are ornamental on their own. Note: Rose campion can self-seed abundantly;

Candytuft....year round flowering everygreen. early spring bloom. full sun. zones 4-8.  I have these they like a trim back , after bloom to keep them thick. snip flower buds off...or let them cascade for a ground cover.

Early spring bloom, full sun, zones They like a trim back after bloom to keep them thick. Snip flower buds off, or let them cascade for a ground cover.

Fruit Punch 'Cranberry Cocktail' produces carnation-like, double, hot magenta pink flowers atop a low mound of grey-green foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways. A perennial which is hardy to zone 4.

Fruit Punch® 'Cranberry Cocktail' - Pinks - Dianthus hybrid

Proven Winners - Fruit Punch® 'Cranberry Cocktail' - Pinks - Dianthus hybrid pink red magenta plant details, information and resources.

Pitcher Plant...An unusual garden plant, with exotic flair, that thrives on neglect and is hardy to zone 4.

Pitcher Plants

Thrives on neglect! My kind of outdoor plant! :D Pitcher Plant.An unusual garden plant, with exotic flair, that thrives on neglect and is hardy to zone

Crimson Red Dianthus  : Perrenial in full bloom. This was planted in my garden under a gorgeous maple tree. They can take full sun but this one was planted in part sun, fertile soil, and in a zone 3/4. Enjoy!

Crimson Red Dianthus : Perrenial in full bloom. This was planted in my garden under a gorgeous maple tree. They can take full sun but this one was planted in part sun, fertile soil, and in a zone Enjoy!

'Silver Shimmers', (zones 4 to 9) is a stunner for shaded areas. This plant thrives in woodland conditions, with moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation, as some Pulmonaria are prone to mildew, though I've never seen it on this variety. It blooms blue in spring.

'Silver Shimmers' lungwort (or pulmonaria) likes moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation to prevent mildew. It bears blue flowers in spring.

Ornamental Grass: Little bluestem is a native prairie grass that is both lovely and tough as nails. These perennials have gray-green foliage that turns bold s...

Best Ornamental Grasses for Midwest Gardens

Little Bluestem -- Size: feet tall, 1 foot wide Conditions: full sun and most soils -- Best Ornamental Grasses for Midwest Gardens

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