2′ narrow-leaved, fragrant native grass. Incredibly attractive in bloom and seed. NATIVE TO THE UPPER … 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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Selected for continuous bloom, deep green foliage, and compact habit, ‘Pink Cotton Candy’ sports two-toned … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year! Compact clumps of distinctive, heavily textured, … Continued
Soft, thick, woolly silver foliage stays low to the ground. 12-15″ flower stalks emerge in … Continued
Spectacular, yellow plumes in mid-summer on this tall, showy perennial. Low, basal leaves are topped … Continued
Native to wetlands, bottomlands, savannas, and ditches along the coastal plain from North Carolina to … Continued
This woodland wildflower occurs most often in moist woodlands and along streams and features 4-petaled, … Continued
Shade tolerant and showy, this easy-to-grow native stays in place in the garden and invites … Continued
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England aster is native to most of the lower 48 states. Symphyotrichum … Continued
Fragrant, lacy, silvery foliage topped with a huge bouquet of white daisies. This plant thrives … Continued
Scarlet-red daisy petals measure 2.5″ wide and surround a bright yellow center. Fine ferny foliage … Continued
Lavender flowers with contrasting yellow stamens mass in large, wiry-branched, airy sprays rising above the … Continued