A clump-forming, cool season, ornamental grass from France and Italy. Features very narrow, spiky, steel … 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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Small daisy-like flowers open in loose panicles profusely from late summer to early fall. Flowers … Continued
A tufted, warm-season native grass with distinctive caterpillar-like seed spikes which hang from one side … Continued
Native to the United States, this yellow flowering perennial is often seen in old fields … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year! Foliage is intricately washed with a … Continued
Beautiful heart-shaped leaves held in an attractive mound topped with cute forget-me-not-like blue flowers in … Continued
This drought-tolerant grass requires few mowings each summer to keep neat and trim. Can go … Continued
‘Black Kight’ produces striking deep purple blooms from summer through frost. Long panicles grow an … Continued
‘White Profusion’ is a free-flowering, white butterfly bush with blooms from summer until frost. Long … Continued
Purplish-red blooms attract pollinators from summer until frost. Long panicles grow an amazing 8″ long … Continued
The striking variegated butterfly bushes have a sweet-fragrance and grow vigorously to 4-6′ high with … Continued
This mid-sized butterfly bush grows up to about 4′ and is covered with vibrant raspberry-red … Continued