Introduction to Perennial Flowers and Plants

Perennial plants are flowers and herbs that can last longer than annuals, whose name is derived from the fact that they last only for one season.

It is important to understand that you don’t have to chooses between perennials or annuals. You can easily have both and change the ratio of perennials to annuals in your garden on a regular basis.

Typically, a perennial plant starts its growth in the spring, creates seeds or flowers during the warmer time of year, and rests during the colder seasons the emerge in the spring again and repeat the cycle.

Obviously, this means that you do not have to replant perennials annually. However, eventually even perennials will stop growing and flowing the way they did when you just bought and planted them. At this point, you can either get rid of them or find well-rooted parts, separate these parts from the tired center and replant them again.

Perennials have a place in a garden on the edges of annual flowers and as covers of large areas because low-growing perennials can for a low-maintenance carpet. They are a great solution for the parts of the garden that don’t get enough sun for lawns to grow there.

All newly planted perennial flowers thrive when you give them ample amounts of water.

This changes once they establish themselves. Different grown perennials need different amounts of water. Some love a constant supply of it and some grow productively during droughts. When choosing perennials, look for the ones compatible with your garden caring habits and your climate.

Many perennials enjoy plant food. When you feed them, they start growing and flowering quicker. A regular garden fertilizer would do great for this purpose, just don’t start adding it in the fall, so that your plants do not create a fresh flush that dies in the frost.