This easy-to-grow heirloom garden plant thrives in average soil in full sun to partial shade … 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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An excellent border plant or groundcover, blooms in early summer. Airy sprays of greenish-yellow hover … Continued
Easily grown in average soil in full sun to light shade. Plants naturalize by self-seeding … Continued
Mild onion flavor. Can be used fresh in salads, or can be frozen or dried … Continued
White flowers self-seed and make an easy low maintenance filler winding through perennial borders. Dried … Continued
The biggest and best Allium! Silvery purple florets form huge, 8–10″ flower globes of purple … Continued
A hybrid ornamental onion. Each bulb produces an upright clump of slender, grass-like foliage 6-12” … Continued
Gorgeous navy blue buds in late spring open to vivid periwinkle blue, star-shaped flowers larger … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year! Pale blue flowers cover fine-needle-leaved, dense, … Continued
Large, multi-stemmed clumps are crowded with narrow, oval leaves which turn golden-yellow in the fall. … Continued
‘Storm Cloud’ is an exciting new native plant selection with spring foliage emerging near-black and … Continued
Evergreen rosettes produce delicate cobalt-blue flowers in summer. A biennial that will naturalize by self-sowing, … Continued