Striking violet-blue flowers are produced in a round, dense perennial. Long-lasting blooms make a beautiful … 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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Blooms in late spring and again in fall with bright red flowers that attract the … Continued
The darkest color bloom from the Colorspires collection, indigo blue flowers with dark calyxes are … Continued
Vibrant lavender pink flowers on darker pink calyxes over a bloom period. Big, bold blooms … Continued
Dark pink flowers open on darker pink calyxes on a these perfectly rounded, dense and … Continued
Small, white, star-shaped blooms open in clusters in summer over spreading green foliage. Plants tolerate … Continued
This groundcover will carpet the most difficult sites with bright pink flowers. A vigorous grower, … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2000 Perennial Plant of the Year! A compact, long-blooming perennialproduces flowers from … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2022 Perennial Plant of the Year! State grass of Kansas Silvery-blue foliage … Continued
‘Smoky Hills’ is an improved selection of prairie skullcap originally collected in the Smoky Hills … Continued
Large salmon-pink flower heads tinged with bronze and open late summer through fall. Plants grow … Continued
An upright sedum with near-black leaves! When late summer rolls around, flowers with deep garnet … Continued