Delosperma ‘Fire Spinner’ is a South African plant that produces flame-orange petals around red, purple, … 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.
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Tall spires of bright blue flowers atop strong stems are excellent for cutting and emerge … Continued
Striking grass blades are variegated with gray and gold. As summer progresses, blades mature to … Continued
Low growing, silvery-blue mat of foliage spreadst and cascades, creating an evergreen groundcover that produces … Continued
Deep red flowers with a crimson eye bloom constantly throughout the growing season. An excellent … Continued
An heirloom garden favorite, bleeding heart has ferny green foliage and 1″ rose pink heart-shaped … Continued
‘Pink Diamonds’ explodes with flowers in late spring to early summer and blooms throughout the … Continued
Easily grown in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade with consistent moisture. … Continued
Nodding blooms point upward and away from the pointed red and yellow flower center, resembling … Continued
Gray-green burgundy foliage with silver highlights grows 12-18″ tall. The reddish stems add interest. Plants … Continued
Leathery leaves are a beautiful addition to the woodland garden and can form a lovely … Continued
An old-fashioned cottage garden self-seeding biennial plant, this dwarf hybrid strain produces showy clusters of … Continued