University of Illinois Extension

Taller Perennials

Scientific Name Common Name Growing Height
Achillea spp. Yarrow 3 to 5 feet
Aconitum spp. Monkshood 3 to 5 feet
Anemone x hybrida Japanese Anemone 2 to 4 feet
Aruncus dioicus Goatsbeard 5 feet
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed 2 to 3 feet
Aster spp. Aster 2 to 5 feet
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo 3 to 4 feet
Centaurea montana Mountain Bluet 2 to 3 feet
Centranthus ruber Red Valerian 2 to 3 feet
Delphinium spp. Delphinium 4 to 6 feet
Dicentra spectabilis Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart 2 to 3 feet
Dictamnus albus Gas Plant 3 feet
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 3 to 5 feet
Echinops ritro Globe Thistle 3 to 4 feet
Helenium autumnale Helen’s Flower 3 to 5 feet
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower 3 to 4 feet
Hemerocallis spp. Daylily 1 to 4 feet
Hibiscus moscheutos Rose Mallow 3 to 5 feet
Iris spp. Iris 1 to 4 feet
Liatris spp. Blazing Star 2 to 4 feet
Ligularia spp. Ligularia 3 to 5 feet
Linum perenne Perennial Flax 2 feet
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower 2 to 3 feet
Lupinus hybrids Lupine 3 to 4 feet
Monarda didyma Bee Balm 2 to 4 feet
Paeonia spp. Peony 2 to 3 feet
Papaver orientale Oriental Poppy 3 to 4 feet
Phlox paniculata Garden Phlox 2 to 4 feet
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant 2 to 4 feet
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Orange Coneflower 2 to 3 feet