This heat-loving native blooms June through September and prefers a sunny location. White flower clusters … 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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This perennial vine grows up to 25′ long and climbs with tendrils. 3″ lavender flowers … Continued
Dwarf fountain grass is cold hardy, heat and drought tolerant. Grows 2-3′ tall, and is … Continued
Pennyroyal is an excellent living mulch and insect repellent. Rubbing leaves on on skin can … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 1996 Perennial Plant of the Year! Striking dark burgundy foliage is topped … Continued
Open clusters of trumpet-shaped, lavender flowers. Early bloom time and hairy stems distinguish it from … Continued
Plants produce sturdy clumps of deep burgundy-purple foliage which is most pronounced in direct sunlight. … Continued
Old favorites for late spring display, prized for their large, colorful, fragrant blooms. Plants form … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year! Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ is a … Continued
Grown primarily for its attractive, variegated foliage, plants form a spreading foliage mound 18-24” tall … Continued
18″ colorfully tricolored leaves are variegated with white, green and pink. This grass spreads aggressively, … Continued
Among the bluest, flower color changes markedly according to different light conditions. The flowers are … Continued