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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Silver Shimmers' lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Silver Shimmers', zones 4 -9) This plant thrives in woodland conditions, with moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide.  It blooms blue in spring.

'Silver Shimmers' lungwort (or pulmonaria) likes moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation to prevent mildew. It bears blue flowers in spring.

'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

Ornamental Grass: Little bluestem is a native prairie grass that is both lovely and tough as nails. These perennials have gray-green foliage that turns bold s...

Best Ornamental Grasses for Midwest Gardens

Little Bluestem -- Size: feet tall, 1 foot wide Conditions: full sun and most soils -- Best Ornamental Grasses for Midwest Gardens

BAPTISIA:The One Native Perennial Everyone Should Plant. Hardy in zones 4 - 8 | Midwest Living:

The One Native Perennial Everyone Should Plant

BAPTISIA: (wild indigo, false indigo)The One Native Perennial Everyone Should Plant. Hardy in zones 4 - 8

Primula Belarina Amethyst Ice shade perennial

Primula Belarina® Amethyst Ice (Primrose)

One of a favouite perrenials – Meadowsweet – they grow to 5 to 6 ft and have very large leaves and absolutely gorgeous flowers

One of a favouite perrenials - Meadowsweet - they grow to 5 to 6 ft and have very large leaves and absolutely gorgeous flowers - SPIREA

Candytuft....year round flowering everygreen. early spring bloom. full sun. zones 4-8.  I have these they like a trim back , after bloom to keep them thick. snip flower buds off...or let them cascade for a ground cover.

Early spring bloom, full sun, zones They like a trim back after bloom to keep them thick. Snip flower buds off, or let them cascade for a ground cover.

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