Perennial plants are the backbone of every successful landscape and garden borders. They are available in a wide range of sizes, colors and blooming seasons. Perennials grow and bloom over the spring and summer and die back every autumn and winter. Perennials return every spring, bigger and better with every passing season! Typically, they grow from their root stock rather than seeding themselves as annuals do. These are known as herbaceous perennials.
However, depending on the rigors of local climate, a plant that is a perennial in its native habitat, or in a milder garden, may be treated as an annual. Gardeners may replant perennials each year from seed, cuttings or from divisions.
PERENNIALS FOR SUN: Bellis • Clematis • Coreopsis • Creeping Phlox • Daylily • Delphinium • Dianthus • Digitalis • Echinacea • Gaillardia • Hens & Chicks • Hibiscus • Iris • Lavender • Lilium • Lupine • Monarda • Montauk Daisy • Paeonia • Poppy • Salvia • Volcano Phlox
PERENNIALS FOR SHADE: Astilbe • Fern • Hosta • Bleeding Hearts • Myostis • Volcano Phlox • Heuchera
June has been designated National Perennial Plant Month. There are wide selections of perennials that may be planted in June. It is a good time for the gardener to find more mature specimens of favorite summer bloomers at the garden center. It is also a good time to plan and plant a sequential summer perennial display of old favorites and new cultivars. There are many spectacular flowering performers for the sultry summer season!
Each perennial genus can contain literally thousands of specific varieties! Part of the joy of gardening with perennial plants is discovering new plant introductions from family, friends and our knowledgeable Agway staff.
Visit myAgway stores to see our wide variety of perennials - there are some perfect for your garden or container!