A gorgeous selection of a native grown for the striking dark purple foliage which forms … 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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Arching spikes of white flowers have a graceful crook that gives them the look of … Continued
Golden yellow flower spikes 24-36″ tall on hardy, easy care perennials with pretty green and … Continued
Round, green leaves create a low-growing mat with small yellow flowers. ‘Aurea’ is a bright … Continued
Fantastic ornate foliage resembles a huge oak leaf and is green overlaid with silver frost. … Continued
This low-growing, mat-forming perennial features rosettes of lance-shaped toothed leaves spreading quickly and blooming from … Continued
Clusters of trumpet-shaped blue flowers open in early spring. Flower buds are pink and emerge … Continued
‘The Best (Mentha spicata), like other spearmints, has less menthol than peppermint varieties which make … Continued
Broad, bright gold bands running along the length of rich, green leaf blades. Useful as … Continued
Blooms with a massive display of copper-colored flowers in late summer. The seedheads age to … Continued
Silver gray narrow foliage to 3-4′ tall with a 3-4′ spread. Pink inflorescence appear in … Continued
‘Little Zebrinus’ is shorter and more upright than ‘Zebrinus’ but retains the distinctive gold banding. … Continued