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

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

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

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.

'Gold Nugget' is the world's first gold foliaged sempervivum! A part of the new Chick Charms series of collectible sempervivums, it sports red edges on its leaves. The best part? It's hardy! Be sure to snatch one up before the rush sets in!

Top New Perennials for 2017

Top New Perennials for Sempervivum Chick Charms 'Gold Nugget' Owning this sempervivum really is like striking gold. 'Gold Nugget' is the world's first gold foliaged sempervivum! A part of the new Chick Charms series of collectible sempervivums, it

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

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.

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

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