Perennial plants are the backbone of nearly every flower garden. Unlike annual plants, which must be replanted each spring, herbaceous perennials die to the ground at the end of the season, and then regrow from the same roots the following year. Perennials provide food for birds and butterflies, can reduce soil erosion, and best of all, provide a beautiful tapestry of color in the garden! People grow perennial flowers because they are often easy-care, dependable performers, and offer an enormous variety of color, texture and form.
The lifespan and bloom time of perennial plants varies greatly. Some species are so called "short-lived" perennials, with a lifespan of just three or four years. Others may live as long as fifteen years. Bloom time may last for only two weeks each year, or may extend over two or three months. Spring and fall are great times to plant perennials. We carry hundreds of varieties of perennials and our experts can help you select the perfect types for your garden, depending on your goals.