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Top Ten Full-Sun Perennials for Michigan Gardens

Easy-Care Alternatives


Perennial plants are those which, once planted, generally return every year. Their roots remain alive under the soil through the winter and come up in the spring. These should be the backbone of an easy-care garden. Generally, they are in bloom for 2-4 weeks, depending on the plant. To get you started in finding easy-care plants for Detroit's unique climate, here is a list of the top ten full-sun perennials for Michigan gardens.

1. Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia Daisy Flowers. Black-Eyed Susan.
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2. Queen of the Prairie

The Queen-of-the-Prairie plant grows three-to-six feet tall and has vibrant pink, antler-like flowers. It makes a nice border plant.

5. Garden Phlox

Mildew resistant varieties

10. Yarrow

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