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Popular Perennials for Your Philadelphia Home Garden

If you’re interested in adding a variety of sizes, colors and fragrances to your garden, create a landscape design featuring perennials. The perennial garden is a wise landscaping investment and easy to maintain, as perennials naturally flourish year after year in the Philadelphia home garden. Available in various sizes from low-growing to tall perennials, most garden lovers select perennials for color, as they are available in almost every conceivable shade. They are also easy to plant, require light watering and do well in hearty soil.


Popular Perennials in the Philadelphia Home Garden

According to, “Perennial plants are the backbone of nearly every flower garden. Unlike annual plants, which must be replanted each spring, herbaceous perennials die to the ground at the end of the season, and then grow again from the same roots the following year.”

With so many different species and cultivars of perennial flowers to choose from, you may be wondering which perennial plants are ideal for the Philadelphia home garden?

Aardweg-Landscaping-Perennials-Philadelphia-Garden-CoreopsisCoreopsis is a wonder plant, blooming profusely for most of the growing season – even under extreme conditions and with little care. While this charming bloomer used to bring primarily yellows to the garden palette, modern cultivars have diversified the color range extensively. A side bonus is the entourage of butterflies that seem to appreciate the vibrant hues as well.

hemerocallis fulvaHemerocallis, more commonly known as daylilies, is actually not a true lily. Despite the apparent deception, these are truly regal additions to any landscape, offering both beautiful floral and foliage enhancements. This plant is a vigorous grower, adjusting quickly to its growing conditions and thriving admirably through neglect and harsh conditions as if indifferent to any obstacle in its colorful calling.

No garden plant evokes such mystery and romance as the rose. With its heady fragrance and exquisite blooms, it is considered the top perennial choice for many gardeners! We could go on and on, as there are so many perennials plants to consider for your garden, popular in such communities as Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd and Berwyn. Whether you choose hardy geraniums, Echinacea, ornamental grasses, salvia, hyssops, buddleia or a myriad of other selections, hardy perennials are guaranteed to Aardweg-Landscaping-Perennials-Philadelphia-Garden-1shine like stars in your garden!

English actress Penelope Keith once said, “I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.” And few landscaping plants are so generous as perennials, gems of the garden design that give so freely over a long life-span. They definitely operate with a generational mindset, for after they have at last bloomed out, many perennials leave behind an impressive progeny to continue the colorful legacy – they are perfect perennials for your landscaped Philadelphia garden.


In business for over 35-years, full-service landscape design company Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA was recognized Remodeling and Home Designwith the “Best Of Houzz” 2015 Award for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

Satisfied customer Richard L. of West Chester PA said, “We met with 2 local landscape design companies and were not sure that we were speaking the same language. Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping “got us” and we felt confident that he would give us what we hoped for – a great new living space in the back. The photo imaging that he did of the area allowed us a clear idea of where we were going and was so helpful. The end product really is special. We look forward to having them do the front next year. Thanks Steve and crew.”

Are you interested in learning more about popular perennial garden plants for your Main Line or Philadelphia home garden? Aardweg Landscaping is pleased to provide on-site consultations at homes in communities throughout the metro Philadelphia area, including communities such as Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd and Berwyn. To schedule a consultation, call Aardweg Landscaping at 610-355-0703, or send an email using the website contact form.


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