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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Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta'

This new perennial from Proven Winners has absolutely raised the bar for Dianthus garden performance. A prolific bloomer, 'Paint the Town Magenta' will delight gardeners year after year!

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Baptisia 'Indigo Spires'

Long spikes of deep violet purple flowers are accented by a yellow keel. A long-lived native perennial perfect for hot, sunny places.

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Heliopsis h. 'Tuscan Sun'

One of the all time best-selling Proven Winners perennials, 'Tuscan Sun' Heliopsis continues to amaze with its year in, year out performance. A trendy native cultivar, this perennial thrives in full sun and is a pollinator magnet.

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