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Top 5 Perennials for Your Cutting Garden

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

Yarrow 'Firefly' series
Our yarrow in full bloom in late June.

We know what you're thinking: "Only five?!"

I had to limit it somewhere, and man, was it tough to narrow down.

As a regenerative farm, perennials are a major staple in our crop plan. Perennials require minimal soil disturbance and labor each season. Though some need to be divided every 3-5 years, they are a great, low-maintenance option for getting reliable blooms every year. Bonus: Some perennials bloom between cool and warm-season annuals making it perfect to fill that May/June gap.

If you are looking to start a perennial cutting garden of your own, then here are the top five perennials Chris and I would recommend:


  1. Baptisia

Baptisia 'Blue Bubbly"
Kendra's current favorite baptisia variety