Idaho’s climate varies across the state, but it generally experiences cold winters and hot, dry summers.

Here’s a list of perennial flowers that are well-suited for growing in Idaho:

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple coneflowers are native to North America and are known for their distinctive pink-purple petals and cone-shaped centers. They are hardy and drought-tolerant, making them a great choice for Idaho gardens.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed Susans are bright, cheerful flowers with yellow petals and dark centers. They are drought-tolerant and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.

Daylilies (Hemerocallis)

Daylilies come in a variety of colors and bloom for an extended period. They are low-maintenance perennials that can tolerate different soil types and light conditions.

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)

Shasta daisies have large, white flowers with yellow centers. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil, making them suitable for Idaho gardens.

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Russian sage is a drought-tolerant perennial with aromatic, silver-gray foliage and spikes of lavender-blue flowers. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Peonies (Paeonia)

Peonies are beloved for their large, fragrant flowers that come in various colors. They prefer well-drained soil and can tolerate colder temperatures, making them well-suited for Idaho.

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Blanket flowers feature vibrant red and yellow petals and bloom throughout the summer. They are drought-tolerant and can withstand Idaho’s hot and dry summers.

Yarrow (Achillea)

Yarrow is a hardy perennial with clusters of small, flat-topped flowers in shades of pink, yellow, or white. It is drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Sedum (Sedum spp.

Sedums are succulent perennials that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They are drought-tolerant and can add texture and interest to your garden.

Columbine (Aquilegia)

Columbines are delicate and unique perennials with bell-shaped flowers in various colors. They prefer partial shade and well-drained soil.

When selecting perennials for your garden, consider factors such as the USDA hardiness zone specific to your location in Idaho, the amount of sunlight your garden receives, and the soil type. This will help you choose perennials that are well-suited to your particular conditions and will provide long-lasting beauty to your garden.