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Perennials

Beautify Your Garden With Perennials


If you are looking to plant a garden or improve your existing one you should consider including perennials. The perennial is the reincarnating miracle of the gardeners' paradise. This is a flower of choice to many amateur and professional gardeners for centuries of floral bliss. But not all perennials are created equal, and not all perennials need the same treatment. That's what we are here for. Below listed are different types of these beautiful plants so you can decide which one will perfect your lovely flower bed.

Agapanthus
These flowers come in a dusty blue to indigo shade with a lily or bell blossom shape. Agapanthus flowers can be found in South Africa thriving under the shadow of trees and away from the hot sun. To successfully grow these flowers they need soil that is not over enriched and lots of water during their growing season. They need a warm environment but not direct sun.

Perennials comes in shade and sun varieties

Ligularia

These flowers can be found in the marshy and boggy soils of Europe and Asia. The beauty of the Ligularia is the variety of colors you have to choose from. Ligularia blossoms can be blue, green, pink, orange, red, white, purple or yellow. The petals have a tongue like a shape hence their name. These flowers are more delicate of the Perennial species. They need shade to survive and will not make it in dry soil.
Blanket Flower
Blanket flowers are another high pick to add a pop of color to your garden. These blossoms can produce orange, purple, red, white or yellow. The buds are a beautiful daisy shape. Find a hot spot with soil that drains well and these flowers will love you. Blanket Flower is a very hardy plant and is drought resistant which makes it a favorite for dryer climates.

Regardless of what you wish to do, a Mediterranean, wildflower perennials or contemporary garden or want to create something all your own; these flowers will finish off your entire look and brighten your day with their beauty. Perennials are the crowning jewels of any classy garden.

Perennial Plant Information
When choosing plants for your landscaping, be sure to include some long-lasting perennials. Unlike annuals such as zinnias or marigolds, perennial plants are expected to live at least two years. Plants like Sweet William, hollyhock, and onions are called biennials because they live for two years only. Some perennials like trees and shrubs live for many years. Short-lived ones such as peonies will live longer lives when given excellent growing conditions. Stresses like drought and freezing weather tend to make perennial plants behave more like annuals. Conversely, some annuals planted in warmer climates may live as long as a short-lived perennial.

Some shrubs, trees, and ground covers keep their foliage all year, but most herbaceous and flowering perennial plants die back after the first killing frost as the root system goes dormant. Once the next spring comes, the plant tops come back to life. Since they are hardy plants, their seeds or bulbs can be sown directly in the ground without starting them indoors. They will bloom the second spring after being planted and continue to add to the beauty of your garden year after year. While some of these plants can be grown from the seeds of the existing plants, most will not be faithful to the variety. For the hardiest perennial, purchase new seeds to plant.

An annual plant has showier flowers and a longer blooming time than a perennial, so for the most colorful and attractive landscaping or flower garden, plant a combination of the two. This will also give you the most extended period of blossoms. However, with a little research, it's possible to plant an entire flower garden with perennials for continuous blooming as one ends and another one blooms. Another advantage to perennial plantings is the wide variety of colors and textures available. Consider daylilies, hostas, purple coneflowers, and delphinium for your perennial plantings.