Huge 3-4″ deep yellow blooms with dark brown eye cover this black-eyed Susan from late … 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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‘Cherry Brandy’ is a selection of black-eyed Susan that features 3-4″ diameter blooms with red … Continued
This incredible wildflower grows 5-7′ tall with glaucous leaves to 10″. Flowers have 4-6″ cones … Continued
A knee-high black-eyed Susan with star-shaped golden yellow flowers produced over dark green foliage over … Continued
This adaptable native occurs in both dry and moist soils in open woods, glades and … Continued
An All-American Selections Award Winner 2003 Huge daisy-like blooms have peachy orange petals that wash … Continued
Gray-green foliage is covered by masses of yellow daisy-like flowers about 3” across with dark … Continued
Lacy blue-green ornamental herb is known as the “herb of grace.” Rue was once thought … Continued
Tubular, bell-shaped, petunia-like flowers up to 3″ long open from May to October on drought-loving … Continued
Distinct red veins color the foliage of this 15″ highly ornamental but also edible vegetable. … Continued
Showy plumes tower 8-10′ tall in summer. An excellent instant privacy planting especially useful between … Continued
With very broad gray leaves, plants grow great in herb planters and beds. ‘Berggarten’ has … Continued