Tight rosettes of notched, deep green succulent leaves edged in broad, creamy yellow margins. Plants … 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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This small, spreading native perennial typically occurs in damp locations along stream banks, bluff bases … Continued
Sedum alboroseum ‘Mediovariegatum’ has green and cream variegated folded and tight foliage, covered with pale … Continued
Super low, 4″ mat of very fine green foliage is covered with yellow flowers in … Continued
“Little chicks” cluster around the larger rosette “hen” making perfect little rock garden perennials that … Continued
Maryland wild senna is a perennial flowering native that blooms in summer and grows up … Continued
Round, pea-like foliage on 4-6′ tall plants with dark yellow, pea-like blooms in summer. We … Continued
Lacy silver-blue foliage resembles Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ but is more compact with spikes that resemble … Continued
Hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies are attracted to this bright red flowering native. Sticky glands cover … Continued
A native perennial which occurs in prairies throughout most of the Midwest. Tall, sturdy plant … Continued
Named for the cup-shaped vase where leaves join the stalk, these tall perennials hold water … Continued
Native to prairies, railroad right-of-ways, and other exposed habitats in the Midwest and portions of … Continued