Four Flowers for your West Chicago Home
Peonies are an incredibly popular option for Chicago gardens as they can last for decades in a well-kept garden. Peony flowers come in a range of colors and produce magnificent blooms that are sure to bring life to any garden. Peonies require full sun and well-drained soil to thrive and can be expected to grow up to 3 feet tall. Being one of the hardiest perennials, peonies will blossom each year with proper care, creating a stunning show of color that is sure to delight any onlooker.
Liriope, or lilyturf as it is sometimes called, is another eye-catching addition for yards in the Chicago area. This plant has narrow foliage resembling grass and comes in either green or various colors. Not only is it perfect for ground covering large areas, but Liriope also works nicely when used as edging around flower beds or steep slopes. Liriope requires full sun to partial shade and best of all, it will stand strong even if the garden has been neglected for some time! To ensure success with this plant, make sure there’s well-drained soil before planting and you’ll be rewarded with 18-inch high plants that look great year-round.
Oriental poppies have a delicate beauty about them that makes them an eye-catching addition to any garden. Despite their fragile appearance, these flowers are highly resilient and can often be seen growing on properties that have been abandoned for many years. For optimal growth, they require full sun exposure and are planted in soil with good drainage. Oriental poppies usually reach a height of 3 feet but depending on how much care they receive they may grow even more!
Wisteria is a beautiful purple fragrant flower with lush foliage that can enliven any landscape. A particularly hearty variety known as ‘Blue Moon’ was specifically developed for colder regions such as Chicago – making it a worthwhile choice! As long as its needs are met (full sun exposure and well-drained soil), this plant can tower up to 25 feet tall adding majestic splendor to your property.
New England Aster
New England Aster makes for a wonderful late-season surprise by covering themselves in pink or purplish-blue flowers, attracting both butterflies and admirers alike! Low maintenance requirements provided by this perennial include access to full sun exposure plus properly drained soil; which if supplied will ensure success with New England Aster that reaches 6 inches high at maturity time!Add to Garden Book