With so many plants to choose from, it can be hard to settle on which ones should be added to your landscaping. But if you are aiming for pops of color and a long-lasting landscape, these 4 perennials are a must.

Not only would they add a flair to your property, but some of them can even repel deer and are able to tolerate drought and heat. Choose any or all of these perennials to add to your landscaping beds.

1. Bleeding Hearts

Add some drama to your landscape with these gorgeous heart-shaped flowers. The unique blossom looks very delicate, almost jewel-like, especially as they are hanging from arching stems. The colors of the flowers can be white, pink, or red, and they can grow up to three feet tall.

While they add the perfect touch to any landscape, please note that they should not be ingested as they can cause stomach problems. The foliage can also cause some skin irritation, so handle them with care.

Bleeding hearts thrive when planted in partial to full shade. Every five years, they can be divided to propagate.

2. Russian Sage

Imagine a cloud of dusty, lavender-blue flowers reaching heights of 5 feet, and you get Russian sage. Russian sage is very hardy, able to survive drought, and tolerate the cold really well. They can also attract bees and butterflies, so just imagine how your landscape will look when all the flowers are in full bloom.

Russian Sage flowers will bloom usually around July through August. They should be planted in an area that has full sun, well drained soil, and average amounts nutrients. These perinnials should be planted 2-3 feet apart.

3. Daylilies

A yellow daylily on a property in West Chester, PA.

When it comes to daylilies, you have so many varieties to choose from. There are over 20,000 to choose from, and depending on what you choose, they will fully bloom in the months of June, July, or August. They grow best when planted in areas with full sun to partial shade.

If you are having deer problems in your area, you may want to plant the Stella De Oro variety. This variety is also a repeat bloomer, same as "Happy Returns."

4. Peonies

Many varieties of peonies last for decades if properly cared for and planted in good conditions. One thing to note is that they do not like humidity, and they must be planted in areas where there is proper circulation.

Here's a fun fact about peonies. Did you know that they were actually cultivated as a medicine in ancient times? They were used for a variety of illnesses, from a simple headache to even pain during childbirth.

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With over 15 years of experience in this industry, the team at Countywide Landscape are experts in landscaping. We can turn your boring landscape into a work of art. We renovate and install new landscapes for properties in West Chester, Downingtown, Exton and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.

Aside from colorful perennials, we can also install patios and walkways to truly add to your property's curb appeal. We're only one call away. You can contact us at (610) 285-9727 or fill out our online form today.