Showy milkweed produces dusty pink flower clusters in mid-summer atop large, glossy leaves that resemble … 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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Attracts Monarch butterflies and a host of other insects while being tolerant of heat and … Continued
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun, plants may self-seed in … Continued
Swamp milkweed sports lightly fragrant flower clusters from early summer through fall. Plants grow 3-5′ … Continued
Plants grow up to 4′ and produce white flowers. This species prefers medium-wet to dry … Continued
A long lived, low maintenance perennial, this cultivar of our native A. tuberosa offers months … Continued
Whorled milkweed blooms later than other milkweeds with white flowers July thru September. The caterpillars … Continued
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
More sun and drought tolerant than many Astilbe, foliage is glossy chocolate-bronze and sets off … Continued