Alphabetical Plant Listing

Best Perennials for Full Sun Gardens in the Pacific Northwest

Regional Gardening, Best Perennials, Pacific Northwest Gardening


Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to the garden with their rich waves of colorful blooms that can be enjoyed from spring to fall. And gardeners in the Pacific Northwest region are blessed with a wide variety of herbaceous perennials to pick from.

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that will thrive under the sun of the Pacific Northwest region, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 1A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 7 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 6
Climate Zones 1A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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