9 Fast-Growing Perennials That Will Fill Your Garden In A Flash


Known by another name, hummingbird mint, this tall, clumping perennial features lovely spikes of flowers from summer to early fall in colors like as red, pink, coral, yellow, white, purple, or hot pink. Pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love it because it can withstand heat and drought once it gets established. 


Bright, joyful daisy-like flowers in a variety of gold and yellow tones or bicolor with red centers adorn this robust perennial that withstands deer. It attracts butterflies and bees with its early to late summer blossoms, which thrive in hot, dry environments. 


One of the easiest perennials to cultivate is mint, which can easily adapt to a variety of circumstances and soil types. Its faintly fragrant, fuzzy, gray-green foliage makes it unappealing to deer and rabbits.


Pollinators are drawn to the attractive purple, white, or pink flowers of salvia, commonly referred to as sage. The tubular-shaped blossoms are particularly beloved by hummingbirds. Depending on the type, these deer-resistant perennials bloom from late spring to early fall.


Known also as red hot poker, this entertaining perennial adds a lot of drama to the landscape with its spiky, exotic-looking blossoms. Many pollinators are drawn to the constant flowers from summer to October, particularly hummingbirds. Red, bicolor, orange, peach, or gold flowers are available.

Perennial Geranium

Hardy groundcovers that spread quickly are perennial geraniums, sometimes called cranesbill geraniums because of the shape of their blossoms. Some varieties rebloom. From late spring to early summer, the feature butterfly-like blooms that glide over the leaves.


As you may expect, daylilies only have one day of huge, vibrant blooms. However, every plant is laden with blossoms, providing you with weeks of exquisite blooms. There are flowers of almost every hue imaginable. Depending on the kind, daylilies can bloom in the early, middle, or late summer.


Their popular name, butterfly flower, comes from the way these delicate blossoms resemble butterflies dancing in the breeze. This perennial can withstand droughts and has an extended flowering period, lasting the entire summer.


While not all varieties of lavender thrive in the South's heat, you can still enjoy this beloved perennial's fragrant purple blooms and silvery foliage if you select the proper kind. In addition to having a beautiful fragrance, the aromatic leaves resists rabbits and deer.