Here is a list of perennials that do best in sun. To see availability on what varieties we grew in 2018 CLICK HERE.

Please note that this list is in alphabetical order by Common Name.

*Please note some varieties of plants like coral bells can tolerate more shade. You can find more of each of these varieties in our Shade Loving Perennial list*

Sun Loving Perennials
COMMON NAME LATIN NAME
Alyssum Alyssum 
Armenian Basket Flower Centaurea Macrocephala
Aster Aster
Balloon Flower Platycodon Grandiflorus 
Bastered balm Melittis melissophyllum
Bachelors Buttons Centaurea 
Beards Tongue Penstemon
Bears Breeches Acanthus Mollis
Bee Balm Monarda
Bell Flower Campanula
Bellwort Uvularia Grandiflora
Bergermont Monarda Fistulosa
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia 
Blanket Flower Gaillardia Aristata ‘Arizona Spricot’
Gaillardia Aristata ‘Arizona Red Shades’
Gaillardia Sristata ‘Arizona Sun’
Gaillardia x Grandiflora ‘Fanfare Blaze’
Gaillardia x Grandiflora ‘Fanfare Citronella’
Blue Eye Grass Sisyrinchium Lucerne
Butterfly Bush Buddleia 
California Fuschia  Epilobium Canum
Campion Lychnis 
Siline
Candy Tuft Iberis
Cape Fucshia Phygelius Capensis
Cardinal Flower Lobelia Cardinalis 
Carnation Carnation Grenadin 
Cat Mint Nepeta 
Chinese Lanterns Physales alkekengi 
Columbine Aquilegia
Coneflower Echinacea
Coral Bell Heuchera
Coreopsis Coreopsis
Crocosimia Crocosmia
Culvers Root Veronicatrum virginicum
Daisy Leucanthemum 
Day lily Hemerocalis
Dead Nettle Lamium Maculatum
Delphinium Delphinium
Dwarf Chinese Lanterns Physalis Franchetti ‘Zwerg’
Dwarf Fleeceflower Persicaria Affinis
Dwarf Hollyhock Sidelcea ‘Party Girl’
Edelweiss  Leontopodium  
English Daisy Bellis
Evening Primrose Oenothera 
False Indigo Baptisia australis
Foam Flower Heucherella 
Foxglove Digitalis 
Gas Plant Dictamnus Albus Rosea
Gaura Guara Lindheimeri 
Gay Feather Liatris ‘
Gazania Gazania
Giant Hyssop Agastache
Globe Flower Trollius
Globe Thistle Echinops ritro 
Hairlipped fern Cheilanthes Lanosa
Herons Bill Erodium variabile
Heather Calluna Vulgaris
Erica
Helen’s Flowers Helenium 
Hen and Chicks Sempervium
Hibiscus AKA Dinnerplate Hibiscus 
Hollyhock Alcea Chaters ‘Prize Mix’
Ice Plant Delosperma 
Iris Bearded Iris Ger.
Iris Dalmation Iris 
Iris Dwarf Iris 
Iris Japanese Iris Ensata
Iris Serbian  Iris Sib. 
Ironweed Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium 
Jupiter Beard Centranthus 
Lamb Ears Stachys Byz ‘ 
Lavender Lavendula
Lily Lilium
Lithodora Lithodora 
Lobelia Lobelia Fulgens ‘Queen Victoria’
Lupin Lupinus
Lysimachia Lysimachia
Maiden Pinks Dianthus 
Marsh Mallow Althaea Officinalis
Miniature Hummingbird Mint Agastache Kudos 
Monks Hood Aconitum Napelus
Moon Flower Oenothera Acaulis 
Moss Phlox Phlox Subulata
Mountain Atlas Daisy Anacyclus ‘Spring Carpet’
Mullen Verbascum 
Mums Chrysanthemum 
Navel-seed Omphalodes Cappa ‘Starry Eyes’
Ornamental Onion Allium
Peony Paeonia 
Peony Tree Peoneia Itoh
Phlox Phlox
Pincushion Flower Knautia Macedonica
Pineapple Lily Eucomis 
Pinks Dianthus
Plume Poppy Macleaya Cordata
Poppy Papaver 
Poppy Alpine Papavera aplinus
Poppy Iceland Papaver Ice. 
Potentilla Potentilla Creeping
Powis Castel Artemisia ‘Powis Castel’
Princess Lily Alstromeria 
Pulsatilla Pulsatilla
Purple Rock Cress Aubrieta
Pussy Toes Antennaria 
Red Hot Poker Knifophiea Flemenco
Rock Cress Arabis
Rockfoil Saxifraga 
Rodgersia Rodgersia Palmatum
Rupturewort Herniaria Glabra
Russian sage Perovskia Striplicifolia
Salvia Salvia
Sea Holly Eryngium Alpinum ‘Blue Star’
Sedum Sedum
Silver Brocade Artemisia ‘Silver Brocade’ 
Silver Mound Artemisia ‘Silver Mound’
Soap Wort Sapona ocymoides ‘Snow Tip’
Sapona Ocymoides
Speedwell Veronica
Spiderwort Tradescantia and. ‘Sweet Kate’
Spurge Euphorbia
St. Johns Wort Hypericum Calycinum ‘Briggadoon’
Sun Flower Heliopsis hel. ‘Loraine Sunshine’
Sun Rock Rose Helianthemum ‘Heartwood Ruby’
Swap Milkweed Asclepias Incarnata
Sweet William Dianthus Barbatus
Tall Verbena Verbena Bonariensis
Thyme Thymus
Verbena Verbena Canadensis 
Viola Viola Cornuta
Wind Flower Anemone
Yarrow Achillea