Sequence of Bloom of Perennials, Biennials, and Bulbs
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Including Height and Color Range
Mower, R.G.; Lee, R.E.
This popular information bulletin for the home gardener, will help you select and situate those perennials and bulbuous plants for a continuous display of bloom from early spring until the killing frosts of autumn. The list of perennials is limited to those that are generally hardy. An average height is given so that gardeners unfamiliar with certain species will know whether the plants are low growing and belong in the foreground or are tall and should be planted in the background. Nearly 300 species with information about color, period of bloom, and plant height are covered. An essential guide for planning gardens of maximum beauty.
August 10, 2006 Errata: On page 8 Lythrum salicaria is listed for use in the Home Garden. Since this publication was printed, this plant, Purple Loosestrife has become an invasive species in New York. Please disregard this reference and do not encourage the growth of Lythrum salicaria.