Vivid clusters of fragrant, cherry-red flowers from mid thru late summer. This compact variety attracts … 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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Showy spring perennials produce vibrant carpets of bloom in very early spring, right when we’re … Continued
Phlox divaricata and Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ grow clusters of blue and violet five-petal stars … Continued
‘Bright Eyes’ produces large clusters of fragrant blooms in a striking pink. Remove faded flowers … Continued
Culms are entirely golden yellow except for an occasional thin green stripe. Running bamboo with … Continued
Physostegia virginiana has an upright spreading habit, this plant will requires space and should be … Continued
Beautiful double flowering bells of violet-blue make quite a splash on this 15-24″ tall perennial … Continued
Sometimes called umbrella plant because of its large round leaves, this native creeps by rhizomes … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year! 16-20″ arching stems are lined with … Continued
Called Christmas fern because it stays green right through the holidays. A robust, leathery fern … Continued
Plants form a low mound of strawberry-like foliage topped with coral flowers, beginning in early … Continued
‘Raspberry Splash’ sports neon raspberry-pink clusters bloom over dark green, silver-spotted foliage in late spring. … Continued