‘Storm Cloud’ is an exciting new native plant selection with spring foliage emerging near-black and … 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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Evergreen rosettes produce delicate cobalt-blue flowers in summer. A biennial that will naturalize by self-sowing, … Continued
This colorful, robust hardy grass is NATIVE FROM CANADA TO MEXICO. Tall foliage turns light … Continued
Sensational pink cup-shaped flowers float above deep green foliage. Adaptable and easy to grow. Flowers … Continued
Large two-inch blooms in late summer and early fall on compact plants. Semi-double bicolor pink … Continued
Nodding white blooms in early to mid-spring and again in fall over lustrous dense green … Continued
Soft, gray foliage is arguably the best ornamental feature of this native perennial. Useful as … Continued
Silver-white foliage carpet is topped with pink buds that resemble pussycat pads. Buds open to … Continued
These striking blue blooms come from the high meadow and mountain slopes of the Alps. … Continued
Nodding yellow and red bi-color blooms in April through early June. Grows 12-24″ in height, … Continued
Large, violet flowers and striking golden and green marbled foliage of this European Aquilegia. Variegation … Continued
This tuberous perennial produces one or two leaves, each divided into three narrow leaflets. In … Continued