Perennial plants are often thought of as hardy plants that can survive long-term through a variety of conditions. But the actual definition of a perennial plant is any long-lived plant from the smallest flowers to the largest trees.
Smaller perennial flowers often develop a special means of surviving through winter which can include specialized stems, bulbs, crowns, and so forth. Trees are formed of robust woody tissue that allows them to live thousands of years in many cases.
Whether it’s a tree that lives for several millennia or a tiny flower that survives for just two seasons, both are considered perennials.
What Kind of Perennial is Right for Me?
The perennial plants you choose for your own garden will depend largely on your own tastes, the level of effort you are willing to put into a plant’s care, whether your garden receives lots of sun or spends more time in the shade, how cold your winters and how hot your summers are, and many other factors.
If your garden receives a lot of sun, then you might want to consider perennial flowers that enjoy receiving plenty of sun.
Plant stores often have perennials for sale that are hardy and known … Continue Reading