This new yarrow from the Firefly collection will light up your summer garden. Plants differ … Continued
browsing plants: perennials that last
Perennials are plants that are expected to live longer than two years, unlike annuals, which live for one growing season, and biennials, which need two growing seasons to mature and go to seed. Perennials may go to seed every year and often die back to the ground, but their root systems continue to live and the plants will continue growing. Some perennials are considered to be short-lived, but because they self-seed so readily they appear to live much longer.
Not all plants are perennial in all areas. Some can be killed by freezing temperatures, excessively dry conditions, or other growing conditions. This is why hardiness zones are so important. Knowing what zone you garden in will allow you to determine what plants will survive in your area. As of the 2012 USDA hardiness map, the region in which Vinland Valley Nursery is located in Zone 6a.
Perennial plants have a shorter blooming season than annuals since their survival doesn’t depend upon creating as much seed. However, many plants bloom for weeks, and with careful planning and a diversity of plants in the garden, you can keep things pretty colorful from early spring through frost.
The smallest member of the Achillea family is also the cutest, as babies usually are! … Continued
Spreading, upright yarrow noted for its brilliant magenta flowers, ferny foliage, compact size, and vigorous … Continued
An early flowering yarrow that grows to a compact 12-18″ tall with large flower heads … Continued
‘Moonshine’ is one of the most popular yarrows with ferny, silver-green foliage and sulfur-yellow blooms … Continued
Eye-catching spikes of lavender-blue flowers open from late summer to early fall. Each individual flower … Continued
Thrives in moist, organically rich, humusy, well-drained soil in part to full shade. Plants may … Continued
This Asian campanula relative grows to 30” tall, with spikes of flaring lavender-blue bells summer … Continued
Densely foliaged fast covering groundcover with silver edged leaves, this easy to grow plant sports … Continued
Grows happily in average soil in full sun to light shade and attracts all sorts … Continued
An excellent pollinator plant, ornamental, herbal, and culinary herb. Both flowers and leaves have a … Continued
Loads of hot pink flowers with magenta-purple calyxes just at the top of the foliage … Continued