One of our favorite perennials, this hardy, heat and drought tolerant perennial produces airy sprays … 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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True blue flowers in summer over fine foliage that appears delicate but is extremely tough, … Continued
Grasslike in appearance and habit, but not a grass at all. Actually, it’s a member … Continued
Cardinal flowers bloom with tall spikes of lipstick red flowers in August in moist soil. … Continued
Lobelia siphilitica is a showy native with light to dark blue flowers in late summer. … Continued
Deep rose flowers open to light yellow in late spring, then continue off and on … Continued
Large, celery-flavored leaves. Young leaves are used in spring tonic salads, soups, stews, roasts, and … Continued
An heirloom flower grown in gardens since colonial times. Dense heads of bright scarlet flowers. … Continued
Bright orange-scarlet flowers measure 1½” across are produced in abundance beginning in early summer and … Continued
Pretty silver-gray foliage is topped with red blooms in spring. Plants grow 18-24″ high. Can … Continued