With careful planning and design, you could have your shrubs flowering in your garden all year long. These colorful flowering shrubs can be the focal points in your landscape and the foundation plants of your garden bringing all the wonders of nature in just one place.
Most gardeners are familiar with classic perennials such as daylilies, peonies, hostas, and iris, but there's a whole host of lesser-known, underused perennials that can add color and interest to your garden. You may have to search for them at your garden center or an online source, but they're all worth the effort. Here are 15 of our favorite underused perennials.