Perennial Advantages In Landscaping
Spring is a perfect time to plant many perennials in your garden and flower beds.
Perennials may die back in the winter, but they will return in spring to again put on a flowering show. These are known as herbaceous perennials. Those that don’t die back are known as evergreen perennials. Some are known as long-lived perennials, while others are short-lived.
Planning the Design for the Flower Bed
You’ll likely want a mix of both to add various forms and colors throughout the landscape. Get perennial plants that are compatible with your gardening Hardiness Zone if you want them to return. Perennial plants can grow as annual plants (those that do not come back) if planted in an incompatible Zone. This planting is a way to add perennial color and texture for a season.
Perennial plants are the backbone of the landscape in many plantings. Add annual flowers in the bed with them to complete the display. For instance, grow the indestructible daylily and add petunias to creep below. Match colors, or add contrasting colors for impact. The perennial daylily multiplies each year so that you can expect more flowers as the year's pass.
The beautiful flower of this favorite plant only lasts for a day, but many more wait to replace it, resulting in a long-lasting display. Surround it with your favorite annuals or grow other perennial plants, such as shorter Oriental and Asiatic lilies. Pack the bed with blooms to have new color bursting from late winter through autumn.
Plant for All Seasons
Perennial plants such as Crocus and Hellebores begin the blooming show in late winter, followed by daffodils, creeping phlox, and many others. Round our your plantings with summer blooms and those that wait for colder temps, like Autumn Joy sedum and the beautiful Japanese Anemone. Do your research before you start planting to find the perfect mix for your garden.
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