15 Perennials that Grow in Zone 5

zone 5 perennials

Did you know that plants that grow in hardiness zone five cannot often survive in temperatures that fall below -15 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit? The area that is part of zone five is not the coldest area of the country, but it is not an area that stays warm through every season. If you live in this area and want to grow perennials in your garden that will be able to survive the winter, you are going to need to be a bit particular with the plants that you choose to grow.

In this guide, we are going to take a look at 15 flowers that can grow in zone 5 so that you have a better idea of what to plant.

1. Delphinium

Delphinium

As a plant that grows best in zones three through seven, the delphinium can grow to be up to six feet tall. It will make a great addition to the back of any garden, and it can attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. The blooms can be pink, blue, and purple. They prefer to grow in full sun and well-drained soil.

2. Lilies

Lilies

If you are seeking another plant that can attract butterflies to your outdoor garden space, then the lily is a perfect bet. It produces colorful blooms that are orange, yellow, pink, red, and white. It prefers to grow in full to partial sun and well-drained soil. This plant will grow in zones three through eight.

3. Salvia

Salvia

This is a plant that likes to grow in full sun. It can grow in any type of soil, though it should be well-draining soil in hardiness zones five through nine, and the brightly colored blooms are great for attracting butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. There are over 900 species of this perennial plant.

4. Hollyhock

Hollyhock

Hollyhocks are known to grow to heights of up to eight feet tall with the right care. They prefer full sun and well-draining soil to grow, and they tend to thrive in zones three through nine. Because of its height, this is an excellent plant for the back of your garden.

5. Coral Bells

Coral Bells

This is a plant that will look spectacular in any rock garden. Coral bells have brightly colored leaves that are pink and purple in color that can really make your garden pop. These low maintenance plants prefer full sun. It grows best in zones three through nine, and with the right care, it can grow to be three feet tall.

6. Hostas

Hostas

If you have a garden that is full of shade for the majority of the day, then hostas are the perfect plant to grow. It will require a bit of sun, but the morning sun tends to be best. This is a plant that is commonly seen growing in zones five to nine.

7. Ferns

Ferns

Ferns grow in zones four through seven, and with over 12,000 varieties to choose from, it can be a great choice for any garden in that area. They prefer to grow with partial shade because the afternoon sun can scorch the leaves easily. They also prefer to grow in a moist location that is relatively humid.

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8. Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is a lovely smelling plant that can be found in hardiness zones five through eight. It has a magnificent smell, so it can be cut from your plant and used to make your home smell more pleasant. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. With the right care, this plant can grow to be up to two feet tall.

9. Foxglove

Foxglove

This is a plant that has tubular blooms that can be pink, red, yellow, or purple in color. It will grow best in well-draining soil in hardiness zones four through 10, and it can grow in full sun, partial sun, partial shade, or full shade. This is a tall plant that can grow to be up to five feet in height.

10. Tulips

Tulips

Tulips produce brightly colored blooms that are in the shade of jewels. The plant can be found growing in zones three through eight, and they prefer full sun to thrive, but they will also grow in partial sun as well. This is a plant that also likes to grow in sandy, well-drained soil.

11. Hyacinths

Hyacinths

Hyacinths are a plant that produces a very fragrant bloom that can be pink, purple, blue, red, pink, orange, yellow, or white. The plant can be found growing in zoned four through nine, and it tends to do best in full sun and well-drained soil.

12. Crocus

Crocus

Crocus is a plant that blooms early in the spring of the year, which makes it ideal for bringing pollinators to your garden sooner. It grows in hardiness zones three through eight, and it will grow best in full to partial sun. It also needs well-drained soil so that the bulbs do not rot under the ground.

13. Daffodils

Daffodils

Daffodils are a plant that has yellow blooms that are easy to recognize, but the blooms can also be orange or white. The plant will do well in most hardiness zones, but it does best in zones three through nine. This is a plant that will grow best in full sun, but it will do well with partial shade.

14. Aster

Aster

An aster is another beautiful plant that is sweet smelling enough to attract pollinators to your garden. It is a taller plant that can grow to be up to eight feet tall under the right conditions. Asters grow in zones three through eight, and it will typically do best in slightly moist soil. This is a plant that is capable of growing in any type of sun as well.

15. Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus

This is a plant that can grow to be up to 15 feet tall. It has a sweet smell that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your outdoor space. It will grow best in well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Excess water can cause root rot to occur. It will also require five to six hours of direct sunlight a day.