Types Of Perennials



The Different Types Of Perennials


Planting different types of perennials in your garden might make it easier to maintain. Perennial plants come back every year and there is no need to replant them. So the time you will have to spend in the garden is literally cut in half. You will still have to make sure the garden area is fertilized and watered and you will still have to do some weeding. But you will be able to enjoy these perennial plants for years to come.


When choosing which types of perennials are right for you, consider what would be attractive in your garden. You may need plants or bushes to boarder your property line or a tree for a bare spot. Or maybe you would like certain types of flowers that grow every year in the same area. Before you purchase any plants, plan an over view of what the yard will look like when you have completed your planting.


Some perennials can only thrive in warmer conditions. If you live in an area where the temperature goes below freezing for a long period of time, find out if the plant you are using can live through it. This information should either be on the label when you buy the plant or to be sure, you can ask at the nursery if you can leave the plant outside. If the plant you want cannot be placed outdoors during the winter, you can always keep it in a large decorative pot and place the plant outdoors during the summer months.


There are different types of perennials that are commonly used. They are hearty and can be grown anywhere with a bit of nurturing.


The Serbian bell flower has lighter green foliage and small attractive purple flowers that seem to continuously grow and flower. It does very well in cooler weather and it can be used to boarder a drive way or garden. The blooms come out in early spring and these plants can also be placed in windows or over walk ways because of how the flowers cascade downward.


If you need to use a plant for ground cover and it also has to be hearty enough to live through winter, than consider the Japanese sedge ever gold. It resembles larger sturdier grass and it is a lighter green to pine green color. It can be planted within the garden in the place of wood chips or small rocks. Although it requires little care, it does have to be placed in an area with a lot of shade. This plant does not do well in direct sun light.


The Roxanne Cransbill geraniums have shorter stems and bright green foliage. They also produce light purple flowers that bloom from early spring to well into the fall. The plant is lower in height so the flowers will probably not droop or collapse like a lot of taller flowering plants do. It is an excellent companion plant because it is not tall enough to over shade other plants and will not aggressively compete with them for water. This plant only does well in warmer climates where the temperature does not go below freezing. But you can keep it indoors during the winter months.


Keeping perennials in your garden is not difficult. But remember to check labels for things like hardiness zones, watering and after care. It is also a good idea to know if the plants desire a lot of water or just a little and if it has a delicate root system. If you give the different types of perennials everything they need to thrive, they should be healthy, beautiful plants for you to enjoy on a yearly basis.