Plants

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:https://barren.ca.uky.edu/files/perennials_for_sunny_locations.pdf

This is for shade:https://barren.ca.uky.edu/files/perennials_for_shady_locations.pdf

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
Email: carol.wilder@uky.edu

502-569-2344
4200 Gardiner View Avenue

Louisville KY 40213