Flowering perennial bushes, unlike annual bushes, come back every year on their own without any reseeding or replanting by the gardener. Hardy and generally disease resistant, most flowering perennial bushes brighten your landscape during the spring and summer months and remain green and beautiful throughout the winter season.
Coral Bells Azalea
Coral bells azalea is a compact shrub that flaunts vibrant coral pink blooms with tiny evergreen foliage. Thousands of these bushes are planted each year and most grow well in either full sun or partial sun. Plant them in mounded or raised beds in highly organic soil such as pine bark or sphagnum peat moss. The shallow roots will spread quickly in an acid soil pH of 5.5 and with good drainage. Water these plants often and fertilize them according to azalea fertilizer instructions. This flowering perennial bush is especially susceptible to the lace bug, a pest that turns the plant leaves white. Coral bells azalea fairs best when planted within the USDA Hardiness Zones 7 through 9.
Over 1,200 species of this plant exist in a variety of colors including pink, purple, blue lilac and white. Depending upon the soil condition, the color of some hydrangea bushes can deviate from one year to the next. Hydrangeas are beautiful perennial bushes that grow huge, colorful, round flowers during the summer months. During the spring and fall months these plants lose their blooms and retain striking foliage until cold weather. During winter, hydrangeas shed their foliage and remain dormant until midsummer. This flowering perennial bush grows best when planted within the USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9.
This flowering perennial bush displays beautiful and fragrant blooms for a few brief weeks during the spring. Although this plant’s blooming period is quite short, the blooms are highly fragrant and may last for up to six weeks if the weather provides for a cool, dry stretch. Plant a variety of these flowering perennial bushes to have lilac blooms for a longer period of time. Over 1,000 species of this bush exist and bloom colors include white and pink, with the most common being purple. They range in size from 4 to 30 feet in height. For best results, plant lilac bushes within the USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 8.