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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2018 Perennial Plant of the Year - Allium 'Millenium'

‘Millenium’ been voted the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year™, one of the highest honors a perennial can earn and given to only one plant per year.

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Lagerstroemia 'Cherry Mocha'

This sub-shrub from the Barista® Collection is perfect for adding year round interest to the garden. Glossy foliage and shiny seed heads add interest even when the plant is not in bloom. Although it thrives in hot, sunny places, 'Cherry Mocha' is hardy to Zone 6.

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Heucherella Fun and Games® 'Red Rover'

Add unique color and leaf shapes to your shade garden with 'Red Rover'! This perennial from Proven Winners will look great in a container or the landscape.

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Salvia Fashionista™ 'Midnight Model'

This perennial Salvia is a great option for gardeners looking for a high performing version of a classic plant. 'Midnight Model' features a tight, upright habit with large violet-blue flowers. When in bloom, this will be the focal point of your garden!

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