These Perennials Will Survive Any Summer. And they’re beautiful!

Beautiful but tough perennials that will thrive in both hot, dry summers and cool, wet ones. Plant recommendations from Antique Perennials, a top Australian perennial plant retailer whose summers are usually hot and dry, but have recently been cool and very, very wet! (Meanwhile we got the hot dry summer in the UK!). Most plants suitable for USDA zones 5-9 (and cooler), all the UK, plus parts of Northern Europe, Canada, South Africa and, of course, Southern Australia!

00:00 Welcome
00:20 Antique Perennials:
01:40 Tips on starting to plant up a perennial garden
02:46 Stipa gigantea (Golden Oats) Hardy to minus 28C/minus 20F
03:16 Persicaria affinis (Fleece flower) Hardy to minus 40C/minus 40F
03:40 Sedum (now Hylotelephium) ‘Autumn Joy’ Hardy to minus 40C/minus 40F
04:14 Panicum ‘Blue Steel’ (try ‘Heavy Metal’ if you can’t find Blue Steel) Hardy to minus 34C/minus 30F
04:39 Stachys ‘Big Ears’
05:02 Achillea (Yarrow) ‘Moonshine’. Hardy to minus 40C/minus 40F
05:28 Lepechinia salviae (Chilean Pitcher Sage) Hardy down to minus 10C/15F
05:53 Aster ‘Twilight’ (Erybia x herveyi) Hardy to minus 40C/minus 40F
06:57 Crocosmia ‘Miss Scarlett’. Hardy to minus 20C/5F
07:48 Phlomis russeliana Hardy to minus 28C/minus 20F
08:21 Do the larger persicarias survive a hot dry summer as well as Persicaria affinis?
09:07 Allium ‘Millenium’ Hardy to minus 28C/minus 20F
09:37 Grasses make a perennial garden
10:34 Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ (Feather reed grass) used as a hedge. Hardy to minus 34C/minus 30F
11:56 Beautiful borders playlist:

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