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If you have any questions concerning the Perennial Department please don’t hesitate to contact Elise in our Perennial Department! We will be more than happy to assist you in your gardening needs!!!


Selecting the ‘right plant for the right place’ is a key factor in growing a successful and beautiful garden. For gardens with full to part sun, we have put together a list of our favorite perennials that perform exceptionally well in our Pittsburgh climate. To see these beauties in person, come into Reilly’s and our perennial associates will help you create a stunning combination that is just right for your garden.

Everyone has their favorites, but we at Reilly’s have found these 10 perennials are perfect for the beginning Gardner and pro alike. Click on our Garden Topic article to see what we’ve chosen:

10 Best Flowering Sun Perennials for the Pittsburgh Area


Common Name Latin Name
Yarrow Achillea
Anise Hyssop Agastache
Hollyhock Alcea
Lady's Mantle Alchemilla
Ornamental Onion Allium
Arkansas Blue Star Amsonia
Bluestem Grass Andropogon
Windflower Anemonee
Thrift, Seapinks Armeria
Wormwood Artemesia
Butterfly Weed Asclepias
Aster Aster
False Indigo Baptisia
Pig Squeak Bergenia
Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis
Bellflower Campanula
Bachelors Button Centaurea
Tickseed Coreopsis
Larkspur Delphinium
Pinks Dianthus
Coneflower Echinacea
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium
Spurge Euphorbia
Blanket Flower Gaillardia
Cranesbill Geranium
Helen's Flower Helenium
Few Leaf Sunflower Helianthus
Orange Sunflower Heliopsis
Daylily Hemerocallis
Rose Mallow Hibiscus
Cadytuft Iberis
Iris, Bearded, Japanese, Siberian Iris
Perennial Sweet Pea Lathyrus
Lavender Lavandula
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum
Gayfeather Liatris
Circle Flower Lysimachia
Maiden Grass Miscanthus
Bee Balm Monarda
Catmint Nepeta
Peony Paeonia
Switch Grass Panicum
Poppies Papaver
Fountain Grass Pennisetum
Ballon Flower Platycodon
Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata
Pasque Flower Pulsatilla
Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia
Russian Sage Perovskia
Meadow Sage Salvia
Pincushion Flower Scabiosa
Stonecrop Sedum
Goldenrod Solidago
LambsEar Stachys
Stoke's Aster Stokesia
Speedwell Veronica
Barren Strawberry Waldensteinia



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