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What Are the 7 most Popular Perennials Planted in Dublin

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Garden Planners and what are the most Popular Perennials to Plant

There are many advantages to planting perennials. They bloom at various times of the year and if done well you can have a flowering garden most months of the year. M O Sullivan Gardening Services, one of Dublin’s top gardening services, can help you plan your garden. We are experienced garden planners and have planned and planted gardens in both North Dublin and South Dublin so you know that you are getting experienced and trusted service.


One of the most common perennial plants planted in Ireland is the Rhododendron. Rhododendrons are favored for their beautiful flowers and ability to thrive in Ireland’s temperate climate and acidic soil conditions. They are often found in gardens, parks, and woodland areas throughout the country. However, it’s worth noting that while Rhododendrons are popular, they can also become invasive in some areas, displacing native vegetation.

In addition to Rhododendrons, several other perennials are commonly planted in gardens and landscapes throughout Ireland. Some of these include:

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia):

Known for its aromatic foliage and beautiful purple flowers, lavender is a popular choice for gardens in Ireland due to its ability to thrive in well-drained soil and sunny conditions.

Geranium (Geranium spp.):

Geraniums are versatile perennials that come in a variety of colors and bloom profusely throughout the summer months. They are often used as ground cover or in flower beds.

Heather (Calluna vulgaris and Erica spp.):

Heather is a native plant to Ireland and is appreciated for its low-growing habit and clusters of small flowers that bloom in late summer and early autumn. It’s often used in landscaping and in naturalized areas.

Hosta (Hosta spp.):

Hostas are shade-loving perennials valued for their lush foliage and attractive flowers. They are commonly planted in shaded areas and thrive in Ireland’s climate.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea):

Foxgloves are biennial or short-lived perennials known for their tall spires of tubular flowers. They self-seed readily and are often found in woodland areas and cottage gardens across Ireland.

Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.):

Daylilies are hardy perennials with striking trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. They are easy to grow and are often used in borders and flower beds.

These are just a few examples of the many perennials commonly planted in Ireland’s gardens and landscapes.

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