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.
Heuchera Citronelle is a lime green plant that also goes by the names coral bell Citronelle. This show stopping plant gets 12 inches tall and 14″ wide. Heuchera’s prefer to be in Full Shade to Part Sun. They only like morning sun since it gets to hot in the summer afternoons in Missouri. This plant is pretty easy going- its low maintenance, likes well drained soil and is pest and disease free. Heuchera Citronelle is deer resistant. This plant adds a pop of color to your garden and does well in the area.