Intense blue flowers in summer are surrounded by glossy green foliage which turns vibrant scarlet … 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.
Thrives in dry shade in poor soil. Excellent heirloom groundcover with dark green foliage spikes … Continued
Coreopsis lanceolata (lanceleaf tickseed) sports bright yellow, daisy-like flowers in summer over glossy green foliage. … Continued
Cylindrical heads of unusual bright purple flowers. Plants require well-drained site. This prairie legume fixes … Continued
‘Barbara Mitchell’ sports 6″, beautiful soft pink blossoms with a celery-green throat; the best of … Continued
‘Bright Sunset’ produces 6″, highly fragrant flowers the color of a tropical sunset: burnt coppery-orange … Continued
Other apricot-colored daylilies will look dull in comparison to this vibrant, crowd-pleasing variety. ‘Collier’ is … Continued
‘Little Grapette’ is a miniature daylily with 2″ wide flowers atop 18″ stalks. Light grape-purple … Continued
‘Prairie Wildfire’ produces 5″ fragrant, rich red flowers with slightly recurved petals and a yellow … Continued
Delosperma ‘Fire Spinner’ is a South African plant that produces flame-orange petals around red, purple, … Continued
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Bath’s Pink’ (cheddar pinks) grows a low growing, silvery-blue mat of foliage spreading … Continued
An heirloom garden favorite, bleeding heart has ferny green foliage and 1″ rose pink heart-shaped … Continued