While raised beds have traditionally been the
domain of the vegetable gardener,
perennial plants such as Daylilies, Hosta, Virginia Blue bells, Columbine And Dutchman’s Breeches have much to recommend
them to this type of garden. All thrive under the favorable conditions of a
raised bed and each species has it’s own, unique features which make them
Daylilies could easily fill a raised bed all by
themselves.They come in a range of sizes and enticing colors, and bloom from
early June until September. There are even evening blooming varieties for when
you want to linger on the patio on those warm summer nights.
Although the individual blooms only last a day or
so, a good variety will have tons of blossoms over a long period. The blooms can
range in size from 3 to 5 inches, and be either round or triangular in shape.
They can be planted, or transplanted, at any time during the growing season,
although spring is the best time to rework the beds of these forgiving plants.
You could fill several raised beds with Hosta and
never run out of choices. While not especially noted for their bloom, the
hostas come in so many sizes and shapes that their inclusion in the raised bed
perennial garden is almost mandatory. More so if your raised bed occupies a
shaded location. Hostas appreciate the good drainage and rich soil a raised bed
affords them. Again spring is the best time to divide and transplant these
Both these plant species make excellent choices
for a raised bed all by themselves but your garden will go from interesting to
amazing if you mingle other perennials amongst them. This is where early
blooming plants come into their own.
Virginia Blue Bells, with their clusters of
flowers on coiled stems, spring to life in early April. Typically grown in
drifts, in naturalized gardens, they are equally at home grown in clusters in
the raised bed garden. They add early season texture and color at a time when
the summer blooming plants are still getting their act together.
Just when the bells are starting to fade, along
comes the lovely Columbine. With showy, bell shaped, spurred flowers, in colors
that range from white to blue to pink, red and pale green hanging above lacy
foliage, they contrast beautifully with the more sturdy foliage of our other
perennials. Although the plants aren’t noted for longevity, they self-seed
Dutchmans Breeches is a fine choice for use with
mixed perennial plants in the raised bed garden. Like the others, it
appreciates the same conditions while providing it’s own special charms.
Another early spring bloomer, Dutchmans Breeches is a great choice as a
companion for other shade loving plants.
Mixed together, or grown individually,
Daylilies, Hosta, Virginia Blue Bells, Columbine, And Dutchmans Breeches are
among the best choices in perennial plants for your raised bed garden.
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