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.
Astilbe Visions in Pink
Astilbe Visions in Pink is a shade loving plant with green foliage and a really pretty pink flower. It has a height of 14-16” and a width of 14-16” It is deer and rabbit resistant and bees and butterflies love the flowers.
Platycodon Sentimental Blue
Platycodon Sentimental Blue is a full sun to part shade loving plant with a height of 6-8” and a width of 12”. Great for a boarder or a container. It is deer resistant and butterflies and bees love the flowers. A more common name for the plant is called a balloon flower because when its budded and about to pop it swells up and looks like a balloon. Other colors are white and pink.