Having a garden full of flowers blooming all year round is a beautiful sight! Not only can you enjoy the beauty of nature, but you can also use flowers for many practical purposes.
Perennial flowers are a great way to have a garden with blooms all season long. They also require minimal maintenance, so you can enjoy their beauty without too much effort.
With a little bit of planning, you can create your own stunning garden with perennial flowers.
Perennial Flowers that Bloom All Year
I’m proud to share that all the flowers I’ll be mentioning in this blog are from my own garden! They are all perennial or tender perennials that can bloom year round, provided they are in a warm climate like California.
While they won’t continuously bloom 365 days a year, they can still put off flowers for a majority of the seasons. After pruning, they may take some time to come back, but it’s worth it to see them in full bloom throughout the year. Even when they are not flowering, they still make great evergreen plants for your garden and landscaping needs.
The Marguerite Daisy is a cheerful flower that blooms all season long. It’s got bright white petals with yellow centers and grows well in most climates.
In warm zones like California, it’s evergreen, so you can enjoy its beauty all year round.
If you’re a fan of white daisies, then you have to get the Marguerite Daisy! Not only is it beautiful in a vase, but it also looks amazing when mixed with other flowers.
The best thing about it is that it’s super easy to take care of and can bloom all year long.
Plus, they are easy to propagate so you can populate your garden with those cute flowers. I’ve propagated 5 plants from a single one I got from a local nursery – so you can get a ton of bang for your buck!
Verbena de la Mina
Verbena de la Mina is another gorgeous flower that blooms all year.
It has beautiful, deep purple flowers that grow in little balls. Every time a flower dies off, new ones appear near the tip of the stem. It’s a sight to behold!
I love Verbena de la Mina flowers. They grow into a large bushy ball, and can get quite big if you let them.
They grow fast, so you need to trim them regularly if you want them to stay neat.
I find this verbena surprisingly easy to grow compared to others. Plus, they bloom all year round so you can enjoy them for a long time!
Felicia aethiopica ‘Tight and Tidy’
Felicia aethiopica ‘Tight and Tidy’ is a beautiful African daisy. It has a very eye-catching appearance with bright purple petals and a yellow center.
It is a low-maintenance perennial, which means it will come back year after year, and is drought-tolerant.
I have two of these in my yard, and they have been blooming all year round. These mini versions of the blue felicia daisy are great to use for filling out small areas of my yard.
They spread horizontally and don’t get too tall, so they are perfect for putting near my patio and walkways.
With their vibrant colors and long-lasting blooms, these plants always bring a bright, cheerful look to my yard.
Santa Barbara Daisy
The Santa Barbara Daisy is a beautiful flower native to California that has a unique feature.
When they first bloom, they are white, but as they age, they slowly turn into a soft pink color. The colors are vibrant and the petals are delicate. It would be a fantastic addition to your garden.
I’ve had an amazing experience with Santa Barbara Daisy. It’s a beautiful flower that spreads quickly and is very drought tolerant. It can sometimes be considered a weed, but I think it’s absolutely gorgeous.
I’ve planted it in my garden and it’s been blooming for weeks.
Craspedia plants are ever-blooming, meaning they produce flowers throughout the year.
They have bright yellow flowers which grow on long, thin stems. The flowers are round and small, resembling pom-poms or small ping-pong balls.
I personally love using craspedia for dried flowers! The vibrant yellow color stays the same even after drying, which is a huge plus.
I use it all the time for DIY projects, like making dried flower bouquets and other decorations. It’s great because the flowers always look so vibrant and cheerful with the bright yellow color.
I definitely recommend craspedia for any dried flower projects!
Potato vine is a perennial flower that grows in warm climates and blooms all year in California.
It has large green leaves with attractive foliage and small white or purple flowers. It is an easy-to-grow plant that requires little maintenance and can thrive in a variety of soil types.
I really like potato vine! I’ve been growing and clipping them for vases during winter for many years now.
They’re a very robust plant that’s easy to grow and propagate, and I love the delicate white star-shaped flowers.
Unfortunately, they don’t last long in a vase, but I still love them and enjoy seeing them in my home.
There’s also a purple version of the potato vine, but I prefer the white!
Sweet Pea Butterfly
Sweet Pea Butterfly Perennials are flowering plants that come back year after year. They produce beautiful blooms in shades of pink, purple, and white and can grow up to 3 feet tall.
I recently planted a Sweet Pea Butterfly in my garden and I’m so happy with it!
It grows really fast and is evergreen, which is perfect for my garden. The best part is that it always puts off flowers and looks really pretty.
I definitely recommend this plant if you want something that looks good and grows quickly.
Alyssum is a warm zone perennial plant, which means it can bloom all year in climates like California.
It has small, fragrant white, pink or purple flowers and grows best in full sun. In cooler climates, it can act as an annual and will need to be replanted each year.
The alyssum I planted in my garden looks so beautiful! The white flowers form little balls and the fragrance is so fresh.
I love to sit outside and just admire how pretty they look. They really make my garden special.
Black-Eyed Susan Vine
The Black-eyed Susan vine is a fun, whimsical plant. It has white petals surrounding a black center. It is easy to grow and adds a beautiful pop of color to any garden.
My experience with Black-Eyed Susan Vine has been great!
It doesn’t flower much in the winter, but it’s evergreen in warmer climates, so it blooms all year in places like California.
Its vine-y nature makes it perfect for climbing trellises, and I even have it growing on my garden obelisk. It’s been a great addition to my garden and looks amazing!
So, which one should you buy for your garden to get all year long blooms?
It really depends on what kind of garden you’re hoping to create and the overall aesthetic you’re going for.
Marguerite Daisy and Sweet Pea Butterfly both have vibrant colors, so they could be great for adding a pop of color to your garden.
Verbena de la Mina and Alyssum are both low-maintenance options for a more natural look.
Felicia aethiopica ‘Tight and Tidy’ and Santa Barbara Daisy are both great for creating a cottage-style garden.
Craspedia and Black-Eyed Susan Vine will both add a fun texture to your garden, and Potato Vine is a great choice for creating a tropical feel.
I highly suggest first looking at what kind of soil you have in your garden and thinking about what kind of maintenance you are willing to do.
Once you have a better idea, you’ll be able to create your own perfect garden with beautiful flowers that bloom all year!