Perennials are plants that come back, with proper care, year after year. We’ve divided them into 4 basic categories, depending on sunlight requirements and landscape design elements.
Salvia Rose Marvel
These varieties of perennials thrive in the summer sun. They do best when planted in areas that receive 6 hours or more of direct sunlight. Many are drought tolerant as well.
Shade perennials do best with 6 hours or LESS of sunlight. They usually like sunshine in early morning or late in the afternoon, while being in shade during heat of the day.
A native perennial plant is a perennial that originated here in this country. They are the same as when the settlers found them in the prairies hundreds of years ago.
Ajuga Black Scallop
Groundcover plants are an interesting alternative to lawns. They cover larger open areas of a garden, suppress weed growth and reduce soil erosion.
Plant With Purpose Program
This is a great program to participate in. Each year Ritter Perennials chooses a different plant and a portion of the sales for that year get donated to a local STL charity. We try to choose smaller lesser known charities and make them known to our customers. We feel that the donations make a bigger impact to smaller charities then bigger, well known ones. In honor of 2022 we have decided to do 2 plants; Allium Lavender Bubbles and Hibiscus Kristie’s Krimson.
Allium Lavender Bubbles
This plant has dark and dusty purple flowers with blue green foliage. It blooms later and darker purple then Allium Millenium. With a height of 12-14 inches and a width of 20-22 inches. This plant loves full sun, is deer and rabbit resistant, loved by butterflies and bees and has fragrant flowers.
Hibiscus Kristies Krimson
This hibiscus is a RP Exclusive. With a height of 5 feet and a width of 4 feet. Loves Full Sun. During summer this plant will have at least 12 flowers/buds on it at all times. The flowers are a very pretty crimson color. The flowers are 12 inches wide- talk about show stopper!