Perennial Plant Association 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year! Baptisia australis is an upright native … 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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It’s hard to improve on the striking blue blooms of native Baptisia, but ‘Pink Lemonade’ … Continued
A stately plant with white flowers in June followed by black pods that make fabulous … Continued
Vivid violet-blue flowers appear atop a compact, upright clump of deep blue-green foliage in spring. … Continued
Pastel yellow buds open to creamy vanilla flowers on the compact clump of grey-green foliage … Continued
A profusion of unique star-shaped, speckled flowers about 2″ wide and resemble orchids. Blloms vary … Continued
From large, thick , glossy, rounded leaves emerge 18-24″ stems holding clusters of antique pink … Continued
Mounded, gray-green velvety foliage has a chocolate aroma topped by flower heads with yellow rays … Continued
A North American native grass that makes a good substitute for Miscanthus. 1-2′ foot plumes … Continued
A clump-forming, cool season, ornamental grass from France and Italy. Features very narrow, spiky, steel … Continued
Small daisy-like flowers open in loose panicles profusely from late summer to early fall. Flowers … Continued
A tufted, warm-season native grass with distinctive caterpillar-like seed spikes which hang from one side … Continued