This adaptable native occurs in both dry and moist soils in open woods, glades and … 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 All-American Selections Award Winner 2003 Huge daisy-like blooms have peachy orange petals that wash … Continued
Gray-green foliage is covered by masses of yellow daisy-like flowers about 3” across with dark … Continued
Lacy blue-green ornamental herb is known as the “herb of grace.” Rue was once thought … Continued
Tubular, bell-shaped, petunia-like flowers up to 3″ long open from May to October on drought-loving … Continued
Distinct red veins color the foliage of this 15″ highly ornamental but also edible vegetable. … Continued
Showy plumes tower 8-10′ tall in summer. An excellent instant privacy planting especially useful between … Continued
With very broad gray leaves, plants grow great in herb planters and beds. ‘Berggarten’ has … Continued
Plants have gorgeously serrated foliage and grow to about 1′ high and wide. Not fussy, … Continued
Showy large flower spikes of sky blue in late summer and fall. The perfect color … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 1997 Perennial Plant of the Year! Award-winning ‘May Night’ salvia is a … Continued
Striking cool sky blue flower spikes open over neatly mounded, aromatic foliage. Lovely when planted … Continued