Do you have a list of flowering perennial plants that grow in full sun?

Asked May 10, 2014, 12:29 AM EDT

I would like to have a list of flowering perennial plants that are good for the full sun garden.

Hennepin County Minnesota lrk perennials

1 Response

There are many choices for full sun perennials in Minnesota. Some of them require more or less water and/or different kinds of soil. It's always a good idea to start a new project like this with a soil test. Here is a link that will help you: Soil Testing Laboratory at the University of Minnesota.

We don't have a comprehensive list, but the following links may help you decide which plants to purchase. We would encourage you to consider "pollinator-friendly" plants - ones that produce flowers at different times of the season, ones that do not require insecticidal sprays, and ones that can provide food (leaves) and shelter for their caterpillars.

Here is a link that can help you search by time of year, color, shape, and size, etc.: Bachman's Landscaping Plant Library.

This link can guide you if you find that your soil is problematic: The Best Plants for 30 Tough Sites.

The best way to make your decisions may be by seeing the actual plants growing in the landscape. Here are two links that should provide lots of information:


Have fun with this project! Thanks for contacting AaE.