According to the website Monarch Butterfly Garden, you shouldn’t rely on it as your main milkweed … Continued
Browsing plants: perennial
Perennials are plants which 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 is 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.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full to part sun. Can be divided … Continued
Long, arching flamingo-pink plumes hang gracefully over glossy dark green foliage. Add some color to … Continued
Showy pink plumes bloom over bright chartreuse foliage edged in red. A perfect shade perennial … Continued
Baptisia australis is an upright native perennial which typically grows 3-4′ tall and occurs in … Continued
It’s hard to improve on the striking blue blooms of native baptisia, but ‘Pink Lemonade’ … Continued
A stately plant with white flowers in June followed by black pods that make fabulous … Continued
From large, thick , glossy, rounded leaves emerge 18-24″ stems holding clusters of antique pink … Continued
Selected for continuous bloom, deep green foliage, and compact habit, ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ sports two-toned … Continued
‘Black Knight’ produces deep purple blooms each with a dark orange eye on large shrubby … Continued
Foliage of the cultivars ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘Silver Heart’ is intricately washed with a striking … Continued