Asked September 3, 2019, 7:37 PM EDT

What are the best perennials to plant in Louisville I am new to the area and I come from a warmer area and I would like to plant flowers that will survive the Louisville winters.

Jefferson County Kentucky

1 Response

The short answer is any perennials labeled for zone 6 or lower; climate zone numbers are lower if they will withstand lower temperatures, higher numbers need higher temperatures.

This is a list of perennials for sun:

This is for shade:

You will want to pick and choose depending on height and growth habit

Feel free to contact our office if you have other questions.

Let me know if I can help you further!

Carol Wilder
Horticulture Technician
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service

4200 Gardiner View Avenue

Louisville KY 40213