Knowing perennial plants and flowers basics will allow you to have a well planned garden that offers a constantly changing variety of flowers for years to come, making it worth the initial investment and work involved.
Perennials are plants and flowers that live for more than two years. Typically perennials are lower maintenance and more tolerant than annuals (which only last for one growing season.)
Perennials can be tall or short, climbing, bloom during spring, summer or fall. When deciding on perennial plants and flowers for your garden you will have to choose from the following options:
- Is the plant hardy enough to withstand the winter in the area where you live?
- Does the plant or flower that you’ve chosen need full sun, part sun or shade?
- What are the water, soil and nutrient requirements of the plant or flower?
- How large will the flower or plant be when it is full grown?
- How much maintenance does the plant or flower require?
- When and for how long does the plant or flower bloom?
Tips for designing a perennial plants and flowers garden are:
- Choose colors and textures that complement each other.
- Stagger bloom times for a longer season of color.
- Group plants according to their soil, water and nutrient needs.
- Allow room for the plant to reach its full size without crowding or shading other plants and flowers.
Following a few steps and tips for perennial plants and flowers basics will allow you to have a beautiful and carefree garden.