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Best Perennials for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest Region

Carefully selecting plants suited to the Pacific Northwest climate will be a key step to success. Plants will have to be drought tolerant in order to cope with the summer months with little or no rain. They will also have to survive the regular cold rainfall in winter and should be resistant to fungal diseases (as a result of the high humidity).

Best Perennials for Shady Gardens in the Pacific Northwest

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance plants that will thrive in partial shade, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will suit nicely.

Best Perennials for Moist and Wet Soils in the Pacific Northwest

If you are looking for beautiful and low-maintenance plants that thrive in moist or wet locations, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden. 

Best Perennials for Late Summer and Fall in the Pacific Northwest

There are many spectacular late-flowering perennials that have the potential to revive your garden in the fall and extend color and joy in your landscape.

Best Perennials for Full Sun Gardens in the Pacific Northwest

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.

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Azalea or Rhododendron

Azaleas and Rhododendrons are not difficult to grow but have special cultural requirements.

Learn How To Plant, Care, and Grow Spectacular Sea Holly (Eryngium)

Attractive, Sea Holly plants (Eryngium) are striking ornamental perennials grown for their arresting, thistle-like, silvery or blue tinted flower heads adorned with a ruff of showy bracts. Blooming in summer and sometimes into fall, they are exceptionally care-free plants if they are given a well-chosen site. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

Great Companion Plants for Orienpet Hybrid Lilies

Adored by gardeners, Orienpet Lilies are outstanding garden plants. Blooming towards the end of the lily season, Orienpet Lilies are perfect additions to the late summer garden.

Great Companion Plants for Oriental Hybrid Lilies

Known as the most flamboyant personalities within the world of lilies, Oriental Lilies make perfect partners with other plants and help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden

Great Companion Plants for Martagon Lilies

Amazingly decorative and easy to grow, Martagon Lilies make perfect partners with other plants and help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden

Orienpet Lilies

Adored by gardeners, Orienpet Lilies are outstanding garden plants. They are a real breakthrough in the history of Lily breeding. OT Hybrid Lilies or Orienpet Lilies are the result of crossing Oriental Lilies with Trumpet/Aurelian Lilies. They combine the incredible beauty of the Oriental Lilies with the robustness, heat tolerance and colors of the Trumpet & Aurelian Hybrids. They provide the best of both worlds.

Plant Combination Ideas with Lilies

Surrounding your Lilies with a succession of flowers will reinforce the beauty of their spectacular blooms and extend the flowering season of your mixed border.

Lilies: Planting Depth and Distance

These hearty bulbs are easy to grow and require minimal care, provided that you plant them in the right place at proper depth and distance.

Plant Combination Ideas with Snowdrops

While extraordinarily good-looking on their own, Snowdrops however look most charming when planted with companion plants. Well-behaved, they make perfect partners with other plants and help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden.

When Do Snowdrops (Galanthus) Flower?

There are 20 different Snowdrop species and several hundreds of hybrids. Yes, several hundreds (!) Some Snowdrops bloom extremely early and can show up weeks before crocuses do. Others can be found in flower in late May.

Underplanting Birches

Birches are shallow rooted, therefore many herbaceous plants struggle when planted close to their roots

Plant Combination Ideas with Hakone Grass

While extraordinarily good-looking on its own, Hakone Grass however looks most stunning when planted with companion plants.

Shrubs and Trees with Attractive Winter Bark

Bark becomes an important ornamental element in winter when the shedding of leaves exposes trunks and branches and reveals its glory.

Great Companion Plants for Lilies

Since Lilies appreciate some shade around their roots while keeping their foliage and ravishing blossoms in the air and sunshine, they welcome the company of neighboring plants such as annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses or shrubs. However, a few rules need to be respected to ensure your Lilies will thrive.

Shrubs and Trees with Colorful and Distinctive Twigs in Winter

Here is a list of shrubs and trees that will help you create beautiful winter scenes and let you enjoy the winter season in a beautiful new way. All these plants are cold-hardy, versatile, fast-growing, and of great appeal in other seasons too

Lilies for Long Summer Blooms

If you are a lily fan and want to enjoy their beauty and fragrance from early summer right through fall, you will have to select lilies from different divisions. There are hundreds of Lily Species and thousands of hybrids. With this choice, how does one pick?

Asiatic Lilies

Highly popular, Asiatic hybrid Lilies are among the earliest to bloom in early-mid summer, and the easiest to grow. They offer a wide array of colors, from the softest pastels to fiery reds and oranges that practically ignite when the sun shines on them. They feature straight stems, high bud counts and generally brightly spotted blossoms and vary in shape from simple open bowls to flowers with exquisitely recurved petals. Asiatic Lilies enjoy a long blooming season (up to 1 month) but most of them are unscented. Planted in spring or fall, they thrive in full sun to part shade locations and do great as potted plants or as cut flowers. They are not fussy about soils, provided they are fertile and well-drained. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided.

Great Ornamental Grasses for your Winter Garden

While the flowerheads of late-season grasses are stunning in the fall, they continue to sparkle in winter. When frost catches their plumes and spikes and the sun glints through it, you will get great pleasure.

Great Companion Plants for Asiatic Hybrid Lilies

Highly popular, Asiatic hybrid Lilies are among the earliest to bloom in early-mid summer, and the easiest to grow.