In the Garden: 5 Great Perennials

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EUGENE, Ore. — Annuals–you plant them for one season, and you get flowers for one season. But with perennials, you plant them and they keep coming back year after year.

Here are five perennials that are easy to take care of, pest and disease-resistant, and have long seasons of interest.

The first is Geranium Rozanne. It’s a great border plant with gorgeous blue flowers. It’s also a repeat bloomer.

Second is Brunnera Jack Frost. It has striking silver foliage and tiny little blue flowers. It’s good for the shade.

Third is Coreopsis Moonbeam. It’s deer-resistant, you don’t have to deadhead, and it blooms over and over again.

If you want to plant a grass, try Karl Forester. It gets tiny little purple seed heads, and then they turn kind of a wheat color in the fall. So you really get a great, attractive plant for a long season.

The last one is Echinacea. It produces nice big pink flowers, which are great as cut flowers.  It’s an all-around drought-tolerant plant that’s fantastic for your yard.

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