This zone 7 perennial will self-seed in our northern zone 6 gardens. Excellent soft, fine … 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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Perennial Plant Association 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year! ‘Walker’s Low’ is shorter, more refined, … Continued
A vigorous-growing mint with a wacky effect on cats. Dry some catnip for homemade cat … Continued
2021 Proven Winners National Perennial of the Year A smaller-scale catmint that also blooms 2-3 … Continued
A dwarf selection with gorgeous bicolor flowers with deep rose-pink at the tips and pure … Continued
Large, deep yellow flowers cover this sprawling native over glossy green leaves from late spring … Continued
Low mats of spiny pads which can colonize large beds over time. Showy flowers are … Continued
A hardy and flavorful Greek oregano. This cultivar is best used dried, which reportedly deepens … Continued
This oregano is grown primarily for its attractive flowers and foliage and can be grown … Continued
Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade, … Continued
Metalic blue leaves, strictly upright. Never leans or flops, even in heavy rain. Pink tones … Continued
This clump-forming, warm-season grass typically grows to 3′ tall. When in flower, flower panicles may … Continued