Perennial Plant Association 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year! State grass of Kansas Silvery-blue foliage … 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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‘Smoky Hills’ is an improved selection of prairie skullcap originally collected in the Smoky Hills … Continued
Large salmon-pink flower heads tinged with bronze and open late summer through fall. Plants grow … Continued
An upright sedum with near-black leaves! When late summer rolls around, flowers with deep garnet … Continued
Thin, evergreen, spiny golden-yellow foliage radiates around central stem and is tinged russet orange at … Continued
Silver-white leaves; yellow flowers in summer on this choice rock garden or trough plant. Choice … Continued
Narrow green toothed leaves on plants growing just 8-12″ tall and topped with yellow flowers … Continued
Low, spreading sedum that forms a rounded mound, sending out horizontal branches from the central … Continued
Thin, evergreen, spiny blue foliage radiates around the central stems that cascade over container sides … Continued
Dr. John Creech, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, discovered this Sedum in the … Continued
An excellent addition to rock gardens and pathways. Vibrant, colorful foliage attracts pollinators for a … Continued
Brilliant burgundy-red sedum foliage all season long adds more color with soft pink flowers in … Continued