What is a Perennial?

A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. In comparison, biennials live for only two years, and annuals only live for one year. What are commonly referred to as perennials are actually herbaceous perennials, or non-woody plants that dies back to the ground in the winter. Woody plants, or plants that do not die back in winter (such as shrubs), are also technically perennial in nature but are usually kept in a separate category.

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7 Mixed Container Ideas Using Proven Winners® Perennials

Perennials offer an expanded range of flowers and textures to liven up decorative containers. There is a lot of value in mixed perennial containers, which are often ideal for anyone who likes changing their containers seasonally. These perennials can be added to the landscape after they have finished blooming for additional years of enjoyment.

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Shade Perennials that aren't Hostas, Heucheras, or Ferns


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Ornamental Grasses Tour

Join Laura on this end of the year tour of the Ornamental Grasses in our display gardens!

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Guide to Common Native Grasses


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