Perennials are plants that do not die after one season. During the winter months, they “die back” or go dormant. When spring arrives they begin to grow again. Being perennial does not mean that it lives forever. Sometimes perennials will live only 2-3 years. They can be split or divided after a year or two to share with neighbors or to make a new garden in your yard.
Generally, bloom time is 4-5 weeks. However, there are several perennials that bloom for much longer including Cranesbill Rozanne, Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Russian Sage and Catmint. Some perennials can be cut back after their first bloom and will then produce a second set of blooms.
Since perennials only bloom for a short period of time, unlike annuals, it is important to stage your perenniala so that the garden will be in color from early spring to fall. Also, when planning, research the finished height of the perennial you are planting so that the taller ones make a backdrop to the shorter ones.
At Every Bloomin’ Thing we carry one of the most extensive lines of perennials on the south shore. Deliveries during the height of the season are daily bringing us thousands of new plants for your enjoyment. We continue to get more deliveries right up until fall.
Since our inventory sells as fast as we can bring it in, if you are looking for something specific, you can eMail us or phone for current availability.