A perennial plant is one that lives for more than two years. The portion above ground dies back every fall and then emerges from the root stock again in spring. There are several factors to consider when choosing perennials. The first is to choose a plant that is hardy to your zone. For example, if your area is rated as zone 5, everything that is classed as 5 or under should overwinter successfully in your area. Overwintering can also be helped by covering plants with a layer of mulch for the winter to help insulate them from the cold.
Other things to consider are spacing, height, and bloom times. Perennials require more room to grow than annuals do since they spread every year when they come back. Always follow the guidelines on the care tag with regard to spacing requirements. When you purchase your perennial plant in a pot it will likely be shorter than it is going to be once it is established in your garden, so again check the mature height listed on the tag.
Finally, remember that most perennials do not bloom the entire length of the growing season. By choosing varieties with different and overlapping bloom times, you will be sure to always have something colorful in your garden all summer long.
We grow a large variety of perennials in different sizes as well as purchase perennials to supplement our grown stock. Our 1st group perennials are grown in 3.5″ pots, 3rd group perennials in 5.5″ pots and peonies in 1 gallon pots. We also carry an assortment of perennials in both 1 and 2 gallon pots.
Plant information listed does not guarantee that a particular variety is in stock.
Click on the link below to view the Perennial Varieties List