Gorgeous and unique flower color of deep maroon buds that open to bicolor maroon and … 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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Long, charcoal grey stems carry the cool lemon yellow flowers, producing an excellent floral display … Continued
Baptisia australis is an upright native perennial which occurs in rich woods, thickets and along … 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
A profusion of unique star-shaped, speckled flowers about 2″ wide and resemble orchids. Blloms vary … Continued
From large, thick , glossy, rounded leaves emerge 18-24″ stems holding clusters of antique pink … Continued
Foliage color varies with season, emerging bright rose pink in spring and darkening to purplish-rose … Continued
‘Black Kight’ produces striking deep purple blooms from summer through frost. Long panicles grow an … Continued
Glossy, near-black, scalloped foliage is darkest when planted in full sun. Spikes of deep blue … Continued
Foliage of the cultivars ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘Silver Heart’ is intricately washed with a striking … Continued
This drought-tolerant grass requires few mowings each summer to keep neat and trim. Can go … Continued