Wide, strappy leaves measuring 1/4 to 1/2 inch across, this carex makes a bold statement … 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.
This fragrant late summer bloomer sends up aromatic, whorled, blue-flowering spikes over striking bright chartruese … Continued
A deciduous twining woody vine best known for its showy red-orange berries that brighten up … Continued
Large, glowing blue, spidery blooms all summer and into fall on 18-24″ plants. Can self-seed … Continued
Deeply cut, silvery-green leaves are topped with intricate cones that open up to lavender puffs. … Continued
Easily grown in average soils in full sun. Plants tolerate light shade. Plants prefer moist, … Continued
Low-growing, striking silver foliage grow happily in sunny locations as a ground cover. Narrow, silver-green … Continued
Intense blue flowers in summer are surrounded by glossy green foliage which turns vibrant scarlet … Continued
Makes a fine, ferny and fragrant low groundcover tolerant of dry conditions. Tea made from … Continued
Attractive, nodding seed heads make excellent cut arrangement filler. This grass spreads aggressively so choose … Continued
This garden mum produces profusions of large 2-3″ wide, antique pink blooms. The hardiest of … Continued
The deepest dark purple upright foliage is contrasted by white, foot-tall bottlebrush blooms late in … Continued