The eccentric blue-green leaves, the miniature red and orange trumpets, and the small red berries make this a showy, sassy climber.
Bright green flower spikes that appear on graceful, nodding stems above clumps of bluish-green leaves.
A North American perennial that shoots out fiery purple-pink bloom spikes from early June to September.
Here are some popular perennials that bring the same scorch-proof color to your garden year after year.
In the wild, this rare flower grows in damp, cool spots that get a bit of direct sunlight. The showy lady’s slipper is Minnesota’s state flower.
Wild petunia (Ruellia humilis) is found in prairies and meadows in most of the eastern United States.
This native perennial, which blooms with star-shaped light blue flowers in spring and summer, has very narrow green leaves that turn brilliant gold in autumn.
This vigorous native vine turns brilliant colors in autumn.
The Jerusalem artichoke—also called a sunchoke—is a perennial sunflower native to Canada and the eastern United States.
Gardeners love this grass for the way the seed heads, which hang from arching stems, rustle and flutter in the breeze.