Martin Garden Center boasts the largest selection of flowering plants in the upstate. We carry hundreds of perennials from achillea to verbena in 4″ pots, and these often grow so large that we shift them up to 6″ pots & 1-gallon pots. There are referred to by Martin Garden Center as 4″ perennials. The most popular perennials we carry include Coreopsis (Tickseed), Echinacea (Coneflower), Euphorbia, Phlox (Thrift), Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan), Salvia (Sage), and Sedum Lemon Ball.


Perennials are seasonal. For example, early blooming plants such as Iberis (Candytuft), Poppy, Columbine, and Phlox tend to be available in the early spring but not during the summer and fall. Late blooming plants such as Asclepias (Butterfly Weed), Echinacea (Coneflower) and Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) tend to be available in later summer and early fall.

We also carry perennials that are larger sizes and are planted immediately in 6″ or 1-gallon pots, and sometimes in 2-gallon or 3-gallon pots. These are referred to as Gallon Perennials.


The list of 4″ perennials that we carry includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Iberis Alexander (Candytuft)

More about Perennials

One of the main advantages of Perennials is their ability to provide year-round interest in the garden. While some Perennials may only bloom for a few weeks each year, others can provide interest through their foliage, texture, or architectural form. Many perennials also have a long blooming period, allowing gardeners to enjoy their flowers for weeks or even months at a time. With the right selection of perennials, it is possible to create a garden that is beautiful and interesting throughout the growing season, without the need for constant replanting and maintenance.

Another advantage of perennials is their ability to adapt to a wide range of growing conditions. While some perennials may prefer full sun, others can thrive in partial shade or even full shade. Similarly, some perennials may prefer dry, well-draining soil, while others can tolerate wet or boggy conditions. This versatility makes perennials an ideal choice for gardeners who are dealing with challenging growing conditions, or who are looking to create a garden with a range of microclimates.

Agastache Blue Boa

Some perennials are reknowned for the ability to attract pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds. One of the best pollinators we’ve found at Martin Garden Center is Agastache (Hyssop) Blue Boa. Also, Hot Lips Salvia is another exemplary pollinator as well as a hummingbird attractor. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias) is the main source of food for the Monarch Butterfly.