Attractive, nodding seed heads make excellent cut arrangement filler. This grass spreads aggressively so choose … 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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Striking pink spikes of snapdragon-like flowers open over spreading foliage in late summer. Thrives in … Continued
This garden mum produces profusions of large 2-3″ wide, antique pink blooms. The hardiest of … Continued
This easy to grow hardy perennial is gorgeous and under-appreciated. Drought and heat tolerant plants … Continued
Intense blue flowers in summer are surrounded by glossy green foliage which turns vibrant scarlet … Continued
Thrives in dry shade in poor soil. Excellent heirloom groundcover with dark green foliage spikes … Continued
These compact plants produce golden double blooms 2″ across from June to August. Compact plants … Continued
These easy to grow, adaptable perennials grow in clumps to 2′ tall with daisy-like single … Continued
Deep velvety red flowers with frilly bright gold centers open over fresh green, finely textured … Continued
Tall coreopsis stands tall at 7′ to 9′! Golden-yellow flowers are arranged in a flat-topped … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 1992 Perennial Plant of the Year! Compact, bushy plants are the longest … Continued
Coreopsis lanceolata (lanceleaf tickseed) sports bright yellow, daisy-like flowers in summer over glossy green foliage. … Continued