Western ironweed’s 3-5 ft. stems occur singly or in clumps, and are stout and hairy. … 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.
Veronicas produce some of the clearest true blues available in perennials. This easy to grow … Continued
A more compact selection of upright speedwell, plants form a bushy, upright clump with long … Continued
The biggest and best Allium! Silvery purple florets form huge, 8–10″ flower globes of purple.in … Continued
Pink or white flower spikes bloom atop 3-5′ tall plants in summer. Heat, drought and … Continued
One of the most popular and widely used ground covers with evergreen leaves and lavender … Continued
Bird’s foot violet has purple flowers with orange centers. The leaves are shaped like bird’s … Continued
Hardier than pansies, violets tolerate cold to -20° as well as summer heat. Plants form … Continued
Blooms in early summer and then reblooms later in the season. Give it the sturdy … Continued
‘Color Guard’ is a gold-centered variegated yucca with excellent ornamental qualities. It features leaves with … Continued
An easy to grow short-lived native that will self-seed and thrive in a variety of … Continued