Silky, fern-like foliage with bell-shaped, solitary, blue-violet, yellow, pink or white flowers. Blooms are followed … 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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Though ‘Purpurea’ is not as invasive as other varieties, it will spread. ‘Purpurea’ performs best … Continued
This fragrant native spreads by rhizomes readily. Small white flowers on branched spires are packed … Continued
Attracts beneficial garden insects like crazy — honeybees, butterflies, beneficial wasps, and moths cover the … Continued
Native plant that thrives in dry woods, prairies and along railroad tracks and roads. Composite … Continued
Round, dense, fine foliage is covered with 1″ blooms of yellow, red and bicolor flowers … Continued
Dazzling rosy tapering spikes of Veronica Red Fox arch upward to add vibrant color to … Continued
Produces multitudes of red-blushed green stalks and is the best cooking rhubarb. Sweeter and milder … Continued
This biennial or short-lived perennial will remain in the garden through the years by self-seeding. … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year! Bushy clumps of rich green foliage … Continued
Huge 3-4″ deep yellow blooms with dark brown eye cover this black-eyed Susan from late … Continued
‘Cherry Brandy’ is a selection of black-eyed Susan that features 3-4″ diameter blooms with red … Continued