One of the most popular and widely used ground covers with evergreen leaves and lavender … 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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Bird’s foot violet has purple flowers with orange centers. The leaves are shaped like bird’s … Continued
These hardy, heat tolerant and long-lasting perennials have big sky blue, pansy-like blooms with bright … Continued
Hardier than pansies, violets tolerate cold to -20° as well as summer heat. Plants form … Continued
Scalloped round leaves are veined in silver and topped with bluish-purple flowers open in early … Continued
This fast-growing ornamental grape vine has vibrant flaming red fall color! Can be pruned hard … Continued
‘Niagara Seedless’ is an excellent variety for regions with short growing seasons. Light green, turning … Continued
A virtually stemless broadleaf evergreen shrub (though it looks more like a perennial than a … Continued
Striking, narrow, stiff, baby blue leaves form a dense crown atop a single trunk. A … Continued
‘Color Guard’ is a gold-centered variegated yucca with excellent ornamental qualities. It features leaves with … Continued
A super tough perennial with soft pink flowers lined striking, raspberry-purple veins. 2″, bowl-shaped blooms … Continued