Perennial flowers are just about the best thing ever for your yard. Instead of breaking your back to plant new things every year, you can plant perennials once and count on them to come back year after year. And especially if you start them from seed, you can fill up your landscape with gorgeous flowers in tons of colors — all on a tiny budget. Sounds like a win-win to me! To help you think of ideas, here are 10 beautiful perennials you can easily grow from seed this spring.
In zones 3 to 10, penstemon grows great in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil for best results. It grows well planted from seed but can be a little short-lived, so keep more seed handy if you like it. You might even get quicker germination and better growth from seeds that are a few years old, so no worries about keeping seeds from year to year. It’ll grow from 3 to 72 inches tall and 6 to 24 inches wide, depending on variety.