8 Tall Flowers That Make a Strong Impact

Perennial Hibiscus

Its 12-inch-wide crimson, pink, and white blossoms on towering stalks may dominate your yard. It emerges slowly in spring but develops swiftly.

Oriental Lily

Oriental lilies provide a fragrant living screen. These hardy plants grow 4-6 feet tall and have large red, pink, and white blooms. Massive, elaborate cut flowers will make bouquets more dramatic and eye-catching.

Joe Pye Weed

Attract butterflies to your garden with Joe Pye weed. It's a tough-as-nails native perennial that will quickly spring up in your garden. In late summer, the plant produces waves of nectar-rich pink flowers that butterflies love.


Delphiniums make beautiful cut-flower bouquets. This summer garden classic has tall, brilliantly colored blue, purple, white, and pink blooms. The largest variety may grow 6 feet

'Herbstonne' Black-Eyed Susan

Easy-care, resistant to heat and drought The black-eyed Susan, "Herbstonne," will provide the rear of the border a pop of happy yellow color.


Lend a little cottage garden charm to your perennial border with hollyhock. Known for its tall spires of colorful blooms, hollyhock is the perfect back-of-the-border plant.


Try edging your back fence with stunning boltonia. This underused North American native plant looks like a 6-foot-tall aster. It puts on a big fall show when covered in starry white or pink flowers.


Create color and interest in hard-to-landscape shady spots with goatsbeard. This fun plant looks like a giant astilbe with its finely divided foliage and early-summer plumes of creamy-white flowers.