Growing plants in the Midwest and north can be a challenge compared to warmer climates. However, there are a variety of choices when it comes to the hardiest perennial garden flowers.
Asters are easy to grow and care for, blooming later in the summer and fall. They'll brighten your garden when other plants begin to fade. Recommended for zones 4 - 8.
With stunning pink, red or white blooms, this easy to grow perennial is perfect for zones 3 - 9. It grows to 2 - 3 feet tall with delicate, fern-like foliage. These daisies will provide a classic cut flower for your table.
Sedum is a low-maintenance perennial that looks good in rock gardens or as a border. It's also a fantastic landscaping plant and works in nearly any design. Most Sedum varieties bloom in summer. Hardy for zones 3 - 8.
Not only is this long blooming plant hardy, it grows well in part shade. It will also do well in full sun, as long as you keep it well watered. It's hardy in zones 4 - 8 and will grow 2 to 3 feet tall. Its plumes work well in fresh or dried floral arrangements.
This climber is hardy for zones 4 - 8. Some are even hardy to zone 2. These long bloomers will start blooming at varying times, and some handle light shade well. It's perfect for a pillar or mailbox post. You can even use it for an archway or trellis.
Daylilies are easy to grow, tolerant of neglect, heat and dry conditions and prefer full sun. Hardy in zones 3 - 9. Daylilies are an all-time favorite of many gardeners.
This flower looks like a droopy daisy and bloom from late June until the first frost in zones 3 - 9. It tolerates heat, drought, cold, and poor soil.