15 White Perennials

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    If you are looking to fill your garden with white plants, here is a list of 15 perennials to help get you started.

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    'Firefly Diamond' Achillea

    (Yarrow) Ivory white flowers contrast beautifully with its dark green foliage. Upright, columnar habit. Flowers remain attractive as they age.

    Full Sun | Zones 3-8 | Blooms Early to Late Summer

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    'Peter Cottontail' Achillea ptarmica

    (Sneezewort) Large, ivory-white flowers over a low, mounding habit of green foliage. Compared to A. millefolium, the flower clusters are more singular and well-spaced. Very polished habit; mostly unbothered by both deer and rabbits.

    Full Sun | Zones: 3-8 | Blooms Early Summer to Early Fall

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    'Galaxy White' Agapanthus

    (Lily of the Nile) Agapanthus are typically grown in warmer zones, but these vigorous varieties are hardy to zone 6! These plants have overwintered in our heavy snow winters for the past 7 years. They're out of this world with globular clusters that are produced on tall stems over large, rounded clumps of foliage.

    Full Sun | Zones: 6-10 | Blooms Midsummer to Early Fall

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    DECADENCE® 'Vanilla Cream' Baptisia

    (False Indigo) Well-branched clump of grey-green foliage emerges a beautiful shade of bronze in spring. 10” spikes of pastel yellow buds open to creamy vanilla flowers, followed by seed pods in fall.

    Full to Part Sun | Zones: 4-9 | Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer

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    COLOR CODED™ 'The Price is White' Echinacea

    (Coneflower) These varieties were selected for their excellent basal branching, flower performance, large flower size, and horizontally held petals. Pollinator magnets with seedheads that serve as winter food for birds. Produced clonally from tissue culture, so all plants will be uniform in color and habit.

    Very wide, overlapping, horizontal white petals with a green cone and yellow pollen. Flowers are 5" wide and held overtop dark green foliage.

    Full to Part Sun | Zones 4-8 | Blooms Mid to Late Summer

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    'Snowbells' Helleborus niger

    (Christmas Rose) Semi-double, pure white flowers measure 2½-3” across, with five petals and additional petaloids at the center. Unlike H. hybridus types, these flowers are naturally side-facing. Much earlier to bloom than the WEDDING PARTY® series, blooming up to a month earlier.

    Full Sun to Full Shade | Zones: 4-9 | Blooms Late Winter to Early Spring

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    'Marque Moon' Hemerocallis

    (Daylily) One of our very best! This daylily sets the new standard for white daylilies. Extravagantly ruffled, fragrant, cream-colored blossoms with a radiating yellow throat and matching picotee edge. Heavy bloomer.

    Full to Part Sun | Zones: 3-9 | Blooms Mid to Late Summer

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    SUMMERIFIC® 'Ballet Slippers' Hibiscus

    (Rose Mallow) Huge 7” wide, ruffled flowers are white with a deep red eye. Blush pink color appears on the edges of the petals, creating a pinwheel effect. Attractive, bright green leaves form a polished, upright habit with an extremely high bud count.

    Full to Part Sun | Zones: 4-9 | Blooms Midsummer to Early Fall

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    'Swans in Flight' Iris sibirica

    (Siberian Iris) Later blooming white variety. Extremely large, 5” ivory-white flowers are wider and fuller than the classic ‘White Swirl'. Lemon yellow signals put on the finishing touches. When planted en masse, it looks like a blanket of white flowers.

    Full to Part Sun | Zones: 3-9 | Blooms in Early Summer

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    AMAZING DAISIES® Daisy May® Leucanthemum superbum

    (Shasta Daisy) Incredibly impressive, super compact, highly floriferous selection. 3”, single, pure white, daisy-like flowers form a solid dome of blooms. Grows 20-24” tall and blooms early into late summer in the Midwest; more compact and longer blooming in warmer zones.

    Full Sun | Zones: 5-9 | Blooms Early to Late Summer

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    'Cream Puff' Leucanthemum superbum

    (Shasta Daisy) Lemon yellow buds open to cream flowers on a tight, compact habit. Large, 3-4” flowers have two rows of wide, overlapping petals. Flowers completely cover the dome-shaped habit of dark green foliage. Deadheading encourages rebloom. Does not require vernalization.

    Full Sun | Zones: 5-9 | Blooms Early to Late Summer

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    'Fashionably Early Crystal' Hybrid Phlox

    (Hybrid Phlox) A new series of early blooming Hybrid Phlox that works well for the middle to back of the border. Each member has exceptional mildew resistance, thick leathery leaves, and a stoloniferous habit (as opposed to the tightly clumping P. paniculata types). In addition to being early blooming, these Phlox also boast a long season of color with good rebloom in fall.

    Full Sun | Zones: 4-8 | Blooms Early to Late Summer

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    'Bumblesnow' Salvia nemorosa

    (Perennial Salvia) The Bumble Salvia were selected for their shorter stature. Try these perennials along the front of the border or in a quart pot. Their vigor and performance should not limit your options, however. Given a few more weeks, these fantastic Salvia will also fill out larger containers.

    Full Sun | Zones: 3-8 | Blooms in Early Summer

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    ROCK 'N GROW® 'Bundle of Joy' Sedum

    (Stonecrop) If you love ‘Pure Joy' for its can't-be-beat habit and short stature, you'll love ‘Bundle of Joy'. This is a white flowering sport of ‘Pure Joy' with the same exemplary performance and an explosion of blooms that completely cover the dome-like habit.

    Full Sun | Zones: 3-9 | Blooms Late Summer to Early Fall

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    MAGIC SHOW® 'White Wands' Veronica

    (Spike Speedwell) Produces pure white flower wands that top the short, dense clump. Well-branched flowers comprise half of the plant's height. Long season of bloom. Dark green, glossy leaves are disease resistant. Vernalization is beneficial, but not required.

    Full to Part Sun | Zones: 4-8 | Blooms Early to Midsummer

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